Wednesday, February 28, 2007


No pub quiz this week so instead we're off to the Hop Leaf for some real ale, chit chat and a game or 2 of bar billards.

L x

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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

bad luck...

I didn't get that job I went for on Friday. No real feedback other than to say that they have shortlisted a few other candidates who they feel "better suit their environment". Whatever that means!

Oh well, they're loss! :o)

L x

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Monday, February 26, 2007

temporary job...

I started a 3 week temp job today to help pay the rent and put food in our mouths.

I've got a week of training followed by a week of holiday cover and then a final week where they're using me to help finish backlogs of work.

At least it's money and will help to allow me to keep looking for that perfect permament job!

L x

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Thursday, February 22, 2007


Got my first interview tomorrow! It's a PA role to two managers for a company based on the Kings Road in Reading so nice and handy. And it sounds like a nice company to work for so fingers crossed!

L x

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We went to the quiz last night and had our braincells well and truely tested!

Round 1 was incredibly hard and we eneded the round with 10/25 with the possibilty of 5 additional bonus points. While we weren't last, the first team place had a massive 22.5 points so we were certainly at the bottom of the pack.

Round 2 wasn't much better, with another 10.5 points to add to our score. After 2 rounds we still had less than the highest points from round 1!

We weren't doing too badly though and were in 4th place going into the "runner" round.

This is the kinda the picture quiz round and is always a different theme (it was once pictures of cakes & biscuits!) This week's topic was The Oracle - naming the identified shops on each level. This cerrtainly was our round and we scored top marks! 25/25!

By some miracale, we managed to finish in 3rd place so we won a prize! Woo! The prize however turned out to be £2 which we kindly donated to charity :o)

L x

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

car insurance...

We received the renewal quote for our car insurance and decided to shop around for new quotes as we felt like we've been paying too much. It's one of those things that's annoying to do which is how it's took us so long to get round to doing it.

I wish we had done it sooner though. I checked out and all but 1 of the searches came back less than our quote. In the end, we managed to save over £300. Very pleased! :o)

Of course the internet makes it so much easier now.

L x

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

back from sri lanka...

We're back from our tropical travels!

Still feeling a bit jet lagged (thank God I don't have to go to work tomorrow) but had a fantastic time.

Photos will be posted soon (there's hundreds) but in the meantime, here's a few snaps...

Me and Dan

An elephant ride

Lunch for one!

Kalutara Beach

L x

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

greetings from doha...

Hello from Doha airport!

We treated ourselves to the services of the Oryx lounge where we're lounging in comfort for the next 3 hours until our flight to SL at 2359 (2059 GMT)

It's very nice here, lots of comfy leather sofas and free food and drink. And of course, free internet access :o)

The flight from LGW wasn't too bad. Qatar Airways are very nice (well, they should be being one of only four 5 star airlines in the world!)

It's a long day today. I hope we manage to sleep on the next plane...

Bye for now!

L x