I don't mind people friending me, but if you do friend me, leave a comment on this entry introducing yourself, who you are, and why you'd like to be my friend. It's disconcerting to have friend messages pop up and not know where you come from. And if I don't friend you back immediately, don't be offended. I like to take my time getting to know people. If you friend me without posting this entry, I won't friend you back. Too many of these leads to friends-only journals and while I understand the idea, I want to try and avoid that policy for the moment.
I went back to the office today to start my new job. :) It's just me in the department but since I was working alone at home, that doesn't bother me. Training this week to get me up to speed, hopefully shouldn't take too long. I am very happy to be back in the office with a proper desk and a proper chair and excited to do something new after so long.
I had an interview for another job today. I am already qualified for the position so fingers crossed I get it. I'll keep you updated.
Staying with my parents for the weekend, which is bliss. I'll also be trying to get up in time to watch the summer solstice streamed live from Stonehenge.
It was supposed to be the Cheltenham Jazz Festival this weekend but since they can't hold the festival irl they are doing a one-day festival online!
Free to watch with no regional restrictions (so far as I know). Enjoy!
For anyone who still reads this, I'm fine so far and all my family are okay. I spent last weekend in Bristol with my mum and Helen, watching Matthew Bourne's The Red Shoes at the Hippodrome. We then went to the airbnb that Helen had found for our overnight stay (Mum and I would have preferred a hotel), only to discover it had no TV or radio, just a piano. Helen then told us that we'd better not spend the entire evening reading as we were supposed to be spending "quality time" together. Basically she didn't have a book and couldn't occupy herself in any other way. We had dinner at a Japanese restaurant, Mum's first time eating Japanese food, she loved it and is happy to go back. We've decided to make this weekend away an annual event (though I think I'll be organising the accommodation next time) since we all had a good time. My train back to Gloucester broke down at Newport but fortunately they fixed it.
Hoping to go and see the new Emma at the cinema tomorrow if they don't close.
No one to call me 'baby', no no,
No Valentines again,
But the moon is mine!