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Thursday, December 09, 2010

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 ( ). 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 :)))
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  • MONIA30
    Go with friends!!!!! Family love you, they might by not happy at first but will forgive you eventually;)Go and see Alps and post some photos!!!!! I wanted to do mystery shopping but its not easy when you have screaming 2 years old with you, isn't it? So i decided not to.Well done for doing some ironing, which reminds me that my pile of clothes its calling me from ironing cupboard:((Jack decided recently to start doing wee on a carpet, its like having little puppy;)Anyway, good louck for next interview. I wish i could go back to work:(
    3604 days ago
    Hi screwie, I am sorry to hear about the interview
    but let's hope Saturday's one pans out better.

    Lucky you, Christmas in Florence, can I come too?

    Hey Godmother, you should go see your Godson, so
    just explain to the family and have a great time in
    the Alps. I laughed at the KFC on the bus and must
    try it sometime. emoticon

    3605 days ago
  • KELPIE57
    Godson, play the godmother card! You have to be in a position that if you ever had to take the ultimate godmother duty, your godson knows you under all sorts of conditions!
    3605 days ago
    Holding thumbs for you on Saturday!
    3605 days ago
    Hey xx well done on not eating the KFC - I dont think I could have resisted so I really admire you. It must be fun being a mystery shopper. I hope you find a job soon - keep trying and I hope you win the family round to the Alps idea - it sounds too good a opportunity to miss xx
    3605 days ago
    Mah, trascorrere la fine dell' anno sulle Alpi mi ispira molto - sarò a sciare in Sud-Tyrol, quindi se sei in zona fammi sapere!!! Firenze è davvero fantastica, quindi caschi bene in ogni caso....Il trucco con chicken & chips non l'avevo mai sentito,lo trovo carino, proverò appena possibile emoticon
    3605 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/9/2010 10:32:44 AM
  • no profile photo LYFO12
    Screwie...sorry to hear about the job interview emoticon ...I hope that the one on Saturday will be successful! Still sending you those positive vibes :) Annnnd I'm so envious of your trip to Italy!! emoticon London seems so exciting and busy...not like my little town. We have to drive 2 hours to have some really good shopping done! LOL
    The Alps sound like a lot of to your family and mention it to them. You might be surprised by their response.
    Have a great day!! emoticon
    3605 days ago
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