May 12th, 2014

Doctor Who - 50th anniversary logo

Okay, touch wood...

…with a bit of luck and the wind in the right direction, I could be on the verge of getting a job.

Don't want to say too much about it now - partly because I don't want to jinx it, also because, well, what is the etiquette for posting on a public forum about a job you haven't actually got yet? - but I went to an agency this morning to register with them; I'd applied through one of those online "click a button to submit your CV" sites a few weeks back and they were interested enough to call me in. It's temporary work, and the person I saw today said she reckoned there's a pretty good chance of me getting on the contract either next Monday or the Monday after. So, not 100% there yet, but a definite step in the right direction.

LEGO - Space logo

In entirely other news...

Thanks to my mum having a ferret around in her loft (which sounds worse than it is..!), I have my entire Lego collection back in my possession (and also, some sets which I'm sure weren't mine in the first place, but I'm not sure whose they were - possibly my grandmother's, as ISTR she had some…but OTOH they're Lego Space sets, from the late '80s, which don't seem like entirely the kind of thing she'd have been into).

One of them - one I'd been really keen to see again - was this, which I'd received as a present back for my tenth birthday, I think. Some time ago, anyway. It was with (albeit not actually in) its box. On returning from the employment agency, In got the bag with all the piece in out of the car, sat down, and assembled it. (Is it wrong that I feel quite a sense of pride from what amounts to just following the flipping instructions..?!) The instructions weren't actually with the set, but I was able to download them, from the site I just linked to, onto my iPad. That made for quite a surreal experience (I'm sure my younger self would have loved the thought of sitting down to assemble a Lego model using some futuristic space age technology…).

(Am particularly happy to have the set back in light of the fact that it is presently going for £SILLYMONEY on eBay.)

There are two or three other sets that I'm quite keen to see again, including this, which was the basis of Benny's Spaceship, Spaceship, SPACESHIP!

Doctor Who - 50th anniversary logo


Okay…just been sent info about a job that sounds ideal for me (I'm still applying until word comes through about the one I saw the agency about this morning)…basically, it's data entry, which is really what I'm mainly going for nowadays. It's in Whittlesey, Cambridgeshire - a bit outside the area I'm normally applying within, but… route planner reckons 1hr 15 mins drive. Do-able. More than I was commuting to Milton Keynes, and by the end of my time there that drive was doing my head in. But still, could be worth going for...