As many readers know my husband is currently looking for a new job.
This week he has been offered two interviews one of which is in rather a grand institution.
When I told my brother, he sent me an email saying perhaps my husband had hidden talents.
As there is no point in replying to his sarcasm and yes it is sarcasm, I am blogging it out.
Personally, my husband has supported me through thick and thin. He is by no means a New Man but if you tell him what you want, when and how, you get it. Over the years, I am working out that puts him way above most. He has made mistakes in our time together and so have I. We are still here, still able to have a romantic lunch date today and very much partners in times good and bad.
Work-wise, my husband has a history in the Royal Air Force working in electronics.
He has trained school-leavers and career-changers. He has helped students access funding and welfare services.
He has advised hundreds of people with debt, welfare benefits, housing, employment and other life issues. He has negotiated with third parties on their behalf. He has represented clients in court.
He is one of those guys who gives 110 per cent to his work. Today, he has taken several phone calls from work despite being on leave and despite how he has been treated by his employers. That is a measure of the man – if it helps someone, it gets done.
He has helped people who want to get into volunteering find the right role for them so that they get rewarded for their efforts to do good.
He has organised community events.
He has given talks and acted as a spokesperson in print and broadcast media interviews. He has designed promotional literature.
He has rolled his sleeves up and helped colleagues when they have struggled with their work.
He has established and managed projects.
So yes, brother dear, my husband has hidden talents and if you actually took the time to get to know him, you would know that already.