29 June 2012
1. I made a new lucky interview skirt as the previous one didn't work. This one is in black and white toile and I carefully and successfully placed the pattern piece so a bucolic French scene featuring small children and a pond (and a flute I believe) is perfectly centre front. It worked. Interviewed late on Wednesday, arrived at work on Thursday (yesterday) to find two missed calls from my referees so I knew they'd received The Calls, and while I was chatting to one (never hurts to have the deputy chancellor as one of your referees ...) the call came in offering me the position. Resigned from my current job today. Whirlwinds R Us. 2. There was a kangaroo in our street this morning. This is nothing new but this one was particularly reluctant to leave his lush grass patch so I took this shot for posterity. And you. 3. There's a teenage girl in my house! I love it. I want to keep her, please. She is here at Son #1's behest and we are tickled pink at the novelty and thrilled because they have been Best Friends for years, ever since they were twins in Twelfth Night (do follow that link and you'll understand why it's hilarious that they were cast as twins) when they were babes of fourteen. As opposed to the mature eighteen year olds they now are. Anyway, FINALLY etc. 4. I have just stuffed an inordinate amount of probably totally impractical clothes into a suitcase and tomorrow my long suffering mister will drive me to the airport at the crack of dawn. I.cannot.wait. It's been quite the week I tell you.