the 2nd and 13th of August 2004 I was sent on a "Gateway To Work"
training course as part of the Governments New Deal initiative. My
first thoughts were that I did not want to go on the course. I thought
I would learn very little, and that it would be very boring. The first
idea was mostly, but not totally, true. I did pick a few minor tips
that could make a tiny difference to my job searching. The second idea
was wrong. Admittedly there were some boring periods, but on the whole
it was almost fun. I doubt it would have been fun were it not for the
delightful, beautiful, and inspirational Patricia, who was our course
have made this web page for two reasons. One is as an expanded part of
my diary, and the other was so Patricia could show some pictures of
herself at work to her friends across world. At this time she does not
know I am doing this, but like I said, she is a very inspirational
person. It seemed like a good idea after she mentioned she could show
the two existing pictures on my August dairy pages to her friends. So
here is the small photoset taken on the last day of the course.