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9/10/2013 | 0 comments | offline
As I was running to the train station today my phone rang. I missed it. I checked my voicemail and heard that someone had withdrawn from a course I wanted to do and the college wanted to interview me. I phoned back and left a message. They phoned back and asked if I'd be happy to do an interview over the phone. So I had the interview and they liked me. I was offered a place. They wanted me to start tomorrow but my manager wasn't in work. I explained next week is freshers week at the university so I doubt I'll be able to get the time off.
I'm emailing my manager so she can give me an answer tomorrow. I'm also applying for a student loan tonight. I'm hoping it all falls together and I can do this course. My tutor sounds brilliant, she did some OU courses like me and then went to Sussex. She wrote for SSPT.
If I can't commit to the week afterwards they'll give the place to someone else. I'm hoping my manager will release me from my contract. Then again, my manager has never given me a contract to sign.
9/7/2013 | 0 comments | offline
I've been sleeping like a pro this weekend. Tomorrow is my last day off for a fortnight. My new colleague invited me out last night but I could hardly move after work and I ended up falling asleep. I really wanted to hang with her because she is really cool and wears these awesome vintage clothes. I was supposed to go to a beach barbeque this afternoon but I totally forgot and now I feel like a bad friend because I've let this person down before. Geez. I saw her last weekend and said I'd be there too.
9/4/2013 | 2 comments | offline
So much to say about my new job but I'm exhausted when I get home. I walked four miles around some hilly suburbs yesterday. I walked two miles today and stopped to pick berries on the way back to the office today. I've been doing inventories and waiting for workmen in student houses. The waiting gets a bit boring. But it's a nice change from normal administrative work.
I was just about to go to bed but I thought I'd check my emails. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw I'd be invited to interview at the Tate. I sent the application a month ago. I mentioned class in my personal statement. It's a subject I can talk about confidently, but I often refrain from doing so, just because I'd always thought it looked unappealing to employers. An ex-colleague said he didn't think I'd be able to return to my old job because I stirred up a lot when I was there last. I can see where he's coming from.
I'm excited. I have talked previously about why I like the Tate and I'm so inspired that they liked my words. It makes me feel more confident expressing myself. I'm definitely going to take the no holds barred approach to job applications in the future.
8/30/2013 | 0 comments | offline
Here's my cake design. It's on the back wall of Cloud 9 for this month.
I could choose a cupcake as the prize. I chose chocolate and coconut. I started unwrapping it before I remembered to take a photo.
The banana cupcake looked great too.
And I had a lovely hot chocolate.
8/29/2013 | 0 comments | offline
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