Tuesday, 27 June 2006


Grrrr Interview was cancelled on me today. Grrrr

On another note, a friend (and family) will be attending the funeral- tomorrow- of a very close relative. I will be thinking of them all. x

30 June 06 Dawney says: Thank you.

Saturday, 24 June 2006


Chaos at baby swim classes today.

Last Saturday our teacher told us she couldn't make it today but that another teacher we had previously had would stand-in. Seems however, the stand-in couldn't make it so instead we had the stand-in's stand-in! With me so far? All OK on paper except this one had never been to the pool before and had got lost.

She arrived with only 15 mins of our session to go. Added to that it was the first day on the job for the security guard and he hadn't realised it was his job to unlock the pool. Poor guy probably thought he was going to get an ear full for having left us all standing outside. It was a nice morning.

By the time we were all ready, the seesion only had 5 mins to go, so to avoid the subsequent classes being put back half an hour we combined with the next group. Bit of a squeeze in the pool but worth it.

Sunday, 18 June 2006

Entry for June 18, 2006

Just added some pics of my ceramics.

19 June 06 Dawney says: I like the pictures of the Penguin Pot, Flat Vase,Dsc00876 and a few others. Enjoyed the story behind Fire Starter.

Friday, 16 June 2006

Entry for June 16, 2006

...And the weather just got better!
Took Little Lad for a walk by the river to see the ducks and boats. Not too many of either to be found. Where have they all gone? Maybe watching the World Cup? I dunno but it's difficult to explain to a two and a half year old that the very things you promise he will see just aren't there.
Made up for it by taking him swimming. This time of year it's so nice to have an open air pool just 5 minutes walk from the house.
Thinking if I can get a job real soon I'll do another residential ceramics course at West Dean College in the autumn. Gave it a miss last year due to finances and other commitments, so kind of regretting it now.
Billie's leaving. Image

Thursday, 15 June 2006

Entry for June 15, 2006

The sun is shining and the sky is blue. Seems like quite a nice day out there while I am beavering away in the office. Hey ho.

Have hit the agencies this morning with mixed results. Keep on trying, is the moto. It's very difficult to keep on sounding keen and enthusiastic, when all you seem to get from most is flannel and a half promise. Have heard I have a second interview lined up in a couple of weeks, so fingers crossed. That will be for a whole day. And I thought two and a half hours was enough. Gulp.

Little lad has been been pushing the boundaries quite a bit this week- trying to establish his own indentity and desires. Choice of clothes is one flash point at present. His language skills seem to have come on in leaps and bounds this past month or so but sometimes it's not enough and he throws a wobbler to try to get his way. Guess that's the Terrible Two's for you. Most of the time he very well behaved and is learning fast that saying "please" or "thank you" tends to get more favourable results from us grown-ups. When all else fails, he still falls back on his big smiles and flirting skills which work wonders in Waitrose where he is known by name by more or less all the female staff and alot of the men. Now where does he get that from?

Tuesday, 13 June 2006

Hot, Hot, Hot

Had interview today in a stinking hot office. Not quite true- the main office had lovely air con that worked really well but the meeting rooms had just an open window. Not so good when you're 'suited and booted' and nervous as hell. Seemed to go reasonably well, despite running to two and a half hours, for the first interview. If I get called for a second, I dread to think how long that will be.

Missed my junction on the motorway coming back. Grrr

Monday, 12 June 2006


** Blog entries from today, up to and including Friday 11 January 2008 have been lovingly reproduced from the original on Yahoo 360 **

What is there to say? First entry of a blog that won't be updated too often. Sorry, life's too short to be stuck behind a PC all day. I'll try me best to say what occurs whenever I can.

Well, job seeking at present. Finding things a little tough going selling myself as a product or commodity I have to admit and getting that foot through the door. There are some opportunities out there but it's hard work. Early days I guess. Have been told that typically someone in my position should expect to be out of work for at least 4 months. Not good: I NEED TO WORK!