Four weeks today since I became officially unemployed! And what a lovely four weeks it’s been! Should have done this years ago! Don’t think I’ve ever felt so happy and calm, and fitter and healthier! However, it’s all gone to pot today, when in a moment of madness I’ve had a complete and utter disaster – I’ve only gone and got a bloody job!!! Not to worry though, it’s very much part time, and will be on a bit of an ad hoc basis, and involves a daily commute of approximately 100 yards. Yes, I’m going to be a part time barman at the finest pub in England, The Coach and Horses!! I think Dan the manager has taken pity on me, and safe in the knowledge that any money I earn will be going straight back into The Coach’s coffers, he’s agreed to give me the odd shift here and there. I mean, he may as well get some use out of me rather than just having me sitting around making the pub look untidy. What a nice man! Anyway, it’s brilliant for me, and couldn’t better fit my only career remit of being able to walk to work. To be fair, I could probably hop to work there, or maybe even dig a tunnel from ours to their cellars…..
This past week saw me starting my Sports Massage Course, and it couldn’t have been better. After just a few days I just knew that I’d made the right decision, and am incredibly excited about it. What a lovely group of people on the course, including a couple of retired bobbies, both of whom were envious of my decision to jack the job in early! There’s a huge amount of work ahead in the next few months – the actual art of massage isn’t a problem, but the in depth knowledge of anatomy and physiology required is quite daunting. Still, that’s why I packed in work, to give me time to throw everything into it, and I’m thoroughly enjoying the learning. I’ve just finished three hours studying the rotator cuff, so am going to reward myself with an irresponsibly large gin and tonic 😀😀😀🍸🍸🍸🍸
My most amusing moment this week was the response from a private surveillance company I’d applied to – they told me that seeing as how I didn’t have a BTEC in surveillance they couldn’t take me on! Forget 12 years doing it! A bloody BTEC! Equivalent to an O level!!!! Haha! How brilliant that company must be!!!!
Charlotte’s been quite poorly the last few days. Turns out she’s had swine flu!!!! Of course, it would have been very unsympathetic of me to make oinking noises around her, and refer to her as a poorly piggy, but then, you know me……
Got both the boys coming to stay a couple of days tomorrow, and then Sam’s moving back to New York for a while, which while of course is very sad, it gives us a good excuse to go over and visit him!!
Cheers Chaps!!! 😀😀😀😀