Thursday, 27 August 2009
Saturday, 25 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009
Did you ever have to write a essay with that title when you were at school?. Well here is what I did on mine
I am just about at the end of my two-week summer break from work. However I don’t seem to have done very much with the time. We didn’t go away on holiday (too expensive) and we didn’t go for the odd day out (still costs money, and there is hardly any spare at the moment!), so I spent the time at home “pottering”. Most afternoons I was able to watch the tennis at Wimbledon on the TV, something I have not been able to do since my daughters were very young (I seem to have always been at work, but then I am a Saturday’s Child). I did do a little bit of sewing in the first week and some designing of new patterns, a small bear with a rounder shaped head, which I am pleased with and a dragon, which needs some adjustments and is not to be revealed at the moment.
I also spent a bit more time researching my family history, something I have done on and off for a number of years now. I have only ever used the internet to do this, there is such a lot of information available to look at, that I have ,as yet, had no need to go and visit various records offices around the country to check documents. I have always thought what an interesting thing it would be to do though.
Imagine my delight when I found a job advertised at the local records office for an assistant to help people do their own family research, how brilliant would that be? It is part time and fits in with the part time hours I currently work, and the extra money would certainly also be a help. Well I have sent in my application (I have not written a CV for 13 years, so that was interesting trying to remember all the details of my work history ), I just have to wait and see now if I am on the short list (all fingers crossed), the closing date is not for a while yet so I won’t hear for a little while, however they did say that they let people know one way or the other, which is more than some employers do nowadays.
I will have to get myself in gear tomorrow morning, no more getting up at whatever time I fancy, I will have to be up and ready to go bright and early!