The year was 1994, and I was travelling with good friend Sally over to the US to attend the wedding of a mutual friend Cathy.
It was my first trip overseas, but Sally was an experienced traveller and suggested we do a bit of sightseeing in Canada, including visiting Prince Edward Island. As well as being a beautiful, picturesque island it also happens to be the setting for the Anne of Green Gables books.
On one of our excursions around the island we happened to stop at Fisherman’s Wharf Lobster Suppers. As you can see, they supply a practical (if not very fashionable) bib. To be honest, I probably got more out of the 60 foot salad bar than the lobster, not being a huge seafood fan, but it was an experience nonetheless.
“That’s nice Dave, but where’s this trip down memory lane leading?”, you say?
As Dean Hutton would respond, “I’m glad you asked!”
Well I’ve been offered the position of “Senior Consultant” with LobsterPot Solutions!
I’ll be working with Rob Farley and the rest of the LobsterPot team, providing consulting and training services around SQL Server and Business Intelligence. I also hope to bring my .NET application development experience to the mix.
I’m quite excited about this next step in my career. In some respects it seems like it will combine many of the best parts of some of my previous positions – the training and professional development support that I got working at UniSA, and the intellectual stimulation and enthusiasm of working with some seriously smart guys at Viterra/ABB Grain.
I start on Monday 15th February, so that gives me two weeks break – to do a few jobs around the house, take the kids to school, go for the odd bike ride, and do some more research on that Hyper-V server I’m planning to build.