Well, the interview went down the pan when they asked me if I had a car and I said no. Never mind, there's another one on Saturday so fingers crossed!
I didn't make it to bed by 11 pm (nor did I get up by 8) but I still went earlier than I had in the past week or so (and got up much earlier!), and I managed to do a lot of ironing, so I'll tick that as an ok.
I meant to do more ironing yesterday but the planned 1 hour walk turned into an almost 4 hour trip, as I got offered two little jobs reasonably close to each other so I combined them with the walking.
The jobs in question were mystery shopping things I do on occasion. The money is crap but they're good fun. One of the two was getting a takeaway meal from KFC. I quite like KFC (although not as much as I used to), but don't usually go there unless I'm mystery shopping them. I usually just taste a bit of the food and give the rest to a neighbour and her children as a treat. That way I still enjoy it now and again without going overboard - especially when, like yesterday, the meal was a bucket, with side orders, fries and a bottle of drink! Tomorrow I have another booked, this time for pizza that I'll give to another friend. The other shop yesterday was at a bank... a bit less fun but hey :)
While I was waiting for the interview call I also started on the bedroom; just as well because the planned housework today and tomorrow is also going down the pan as a friend called me yesterday and we'll be meeting today (another excuse for a walk, to get there!) and tomorrow also looks busy with the mystery shop and other stuff.
Anyway, yesterday I found out that an excellent way to get a whole seat to yourself on the bus is to have a smelly bucket of fried chicken and chips with you. I didn't walk all the way back as it would have taken me too long and the food would have congealed. On the bus, two people sat next to me and moved after about 15 seconds each :)))
The bus took me past Alexandra Palace ( www.alexandrapalace.com
). As we were going by I looked out of the window and saw London at my feet, all the lights on. My heart swelled!
In other news: friends invited me to spend New Year's Eve with them in the Alps. I'm very tempted - no, make that I really, really, really want to go! I'd love to spend time with them and godson. However, it's not exactly round the corner from Florence, where I'll be the rest of the time when I'm in Italy, and the family might not be too happy if I bugger off. Need to find a sale pitch :)))