Thursday, 25 September 2008

Look out London, Watch out World



WARNING, WARNING, WARNING!!!!!



(image borrowed from here *)

Clear the streets!


Lock your doors!


Hide!!!!!


coz I'm coming down to London again!

My "sewing night" friends and I are planning a trip down to the Country Living Christmas Fair on Friday 14th November and have actually been given 1st class train tickets too!

So if anyone fancies a bloggy meet up over a coffee just let me know!

Alternatively, you now know which day NOT TO GO to the CL fair!!!


I'm so excited!!!!


I am also rather nervous because I did something quite incredible today.................

I actually applied for a proper job for the first time since I had the children - so watch out world!

Unfortunately my CV was completely out of date - in fact I couldn't find one on the computer at all so had total panic stations while I searched through the deeply stratified archives (thank heavens for an archaeologist for a husband) for any previous job information. Maybe it's just me, but there is no way I would have been able to pluck qualification dates and details and former job details out of my memory!

Fortunately I found half a CV from 12 years ago and with the help of a humungous pile of old time-slips, pay-slips, P60s etc was able to cobble together a semi-decent application form (I think)

so please keep your fingers and toes crossed for me! It's "just" a part-time secretarial post - but it's one I think I would really enjoy and it's about time I started earning my keep!!!

*(no offence meant to any of my lovely bloggy pals who have had to cope with this kind of weather in real life)

32 comments:

Lesley said...

I'm not afraid of freakish winds - good job really considering the company I'll be keeping on 14th November!!!

Not wishing to sound patronising or overly maternal, I am sooooo proud of you applying for YOUR job. I'll be keeping everything crossed for you :)

Off you go and have a fun sewing night then and stop keeping me from my mahoosive pile of ironing!!

xxxx

dottycookie said...

So exciting! London is not going to know what's hit it.

Good luck for the job - and well done on taking that massive first step!

Jo-Ann said...

you go, girl ;-) I adore your blog, you inspire me!

Jo-Ann

wonderwoman said...

i will keep everything (within reason!) crossed for a successful job application - i remember what its like, you feel like you are starting all over again - but look at how much more experience you have!!
Trashy mentioned your jaunt to cl fair and hopefully i am coming too!! can't wait! - although i'm not sure we're travelling first class, there was some mention of sitting on a roof!!

xx

trashalou said...

You did the application thing? Yay you!

Wonderwoman where is your sense of adventure? They promised me a spot right on the middle of the top of the train!

Kitty said...

Oh wow - you're doing proper grown up stuff like applying for a job? :-O Well done you! I have fingers, toes, arms, legs and eyes all crossed - it's uncomfortable, hard to type, and I look ridiculous ... but if it lands you the job, then 'YAY!'

x

Farmyard Crafts said...

Good luck for the Job!! I think you're me... in the future. I plan on staying home with the kiddies as long as possible.... I don't even want to think about having to do a cv any time soon!!

May Kristin said...

Good luck with the job application!
Sounds fun in London! Wished I could go...

Jodie said...

I'll keep everything crossed Lucy....

Karol-Ann said...

I would have the same problem with my CV (maybe I better get to it sooner rather than later!)
All the very best, I do hope you get it if it's meant to be.
Have a blast in London - *sigh* sounds like it will be fun!

Jo in Tas said...

Best of luck getting the job, everythings crossed for you down here in Tassie too! Have a fabulous trip to the fair and we ant to see a picture of all the bloggers together too!

Thimbleanna said...

Nooooo Ms. Locket! You can't have a proper job, 'cause then when will you blog. I'm so selfish I want to keep you all for our own! (Ok, ok, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and wishing you the best of luck!)

And what the heck??? That fair is on the WRONG week!!!

est said...

what all good news!!! :) happy for you in applying for yr new job!

Rachelmp said...

Good luck with the job Lucy! We can all recommend you as a swap organiser and event manager now. haha. London sounds like fun too

nicky said...

Good luck Lucy, I have my fingers crossed for you! Let us know how you go.
Nicky
P.S Watch out- work means less stitching time :( but more fabric money!

Greedy Nan said...

Good luck on your job application - if you get it, I hope it won't make a difference to your blogging.
I've always wanted to go to the Country Living Fair but London scares me stupid, so I just have to listen to other people's stories of their visits.
By the way, nothing is only 'just'. Everything you do in life is important. That's what I try and remember every day anyway because otherwise, what's the point?

Katy said...

thank God I live up North! ;)
Good luck with the job!

April said...

Good luck sweetie, am sure you will be fine

April xx

carolyn said...

Good luck with the job application.

Gina said...

I'm willing to brave the weather in London on 14th Nov... looking forward to it! Good luck with the job.

the vicious chicken said...

Oooh, how exciting! On both counts, actually - applying for the job AND going to the big smoke :o)

All the very best of good luck with the job application... and in the menatime, try not to get too overexcited about your forthcoming trip daaan saaarf :o)
VCxx

nicolette said...

Good luck on the job!! And enjoy the
anticipatory pleasure of going to London!

(My husband was in London last week and was stunned that it’s become even more expensive than a few months ago!)

Annie said...

Good luck to you Lucy - I'd love to come to London for a bloggy meet. Might have to make do with one in Ballarat next week however.

periwinkle said...

good luck with your job application. I went to the job centre today - the first time in about 15 years and it was scary!!!!
Lisa x

Jennie said...

oooh Good luck with the job!! I shall keep my fingers crossed for you.
I am very jealous you are going to the CL fair.

Jane said...

Hi Lucy, Good Luck with your job application i do hope you suceed. I'd love to meet up in London again, last time was lovely. I will of course be late getting there as i have to go to work first! Jane x

syko kajsa said...

I so wish I could afford to come and meet you! Why can't someone just give me a ticket to London... I'm crossing my fingers for you!!!

Michaela said...

Bother. Can't go. Can't get the time off work but I will no doubt have spent up at Ally Pally anyway!

Fingers and everything crossed for the job. Really hope you get it. And if you don't, they're fools, you are so obviously the very best person for the job.

Apryl said...

fingers crossed for you to get the job.. I haven't worked for 6 years... but with the hose move I think I will be busy enough for the foreseeable future before I think about going back to the work force.

I hope you have a lovely time in London in November... Its a bit far for me to go as M is super busy at work then.

Perhaps a coffee another time if you ever come Derby or Nottingham way. I'll even provide cake!

katie said...

everything crossed Lucy - are they ready for you in the typing pool? hmm!

trashalou said...

Oh my stars Locket! We are down to six weeks!!

Cele said...

Good luck with the job application. Enjoy the country living fair. I went last year with Gentlytiptoe, not sure that we will make it this year though.