Right, what can I tell you, all you lovely people out there...
I am still loving working at Burntwood. It's very good (not to mention that the pay makes my bank account look fantastically attractive- I will have enough to do Europe for 3 months (hooray!), and also put some away for Lancaster. It's all good and fabulous. I earn more than I expected, and probably more then I will when I finally get my degree from University and have my first job. But hey, I know I'm never going to have much money- I want to work with people to improve lives, and no one ever gets paid well for caring *rolls eyes*.)
Anyway, I know I'm finally a proper member of the Office since Janet told me to move my 'fat arse' on Friday, when I was on the phone to David. Lovely. Feel very at home in that Office with Janet and Cath and Izzi, and of course the occasional visit or phonecall from Howard does improve my day. It's also very nice to have Carly and Shona around. But don't tell them that. I don't want them to think I like them or anything!
Did the Open Evening on Tuesday ('Oh yes, Burntwood's a *fabulous* 6th Form etc etc') so I saw Ara, spoke to parents, and then went out to eat NudeElves afterwards with Carlos, so all in all it was a good evening. Thursday I found myself serving refreshments at 'Burntwood's Got Talent' with Carly, which had the advantage of getting to see the performance for free (they were all very good) and getting to take the open bottle of red wine home with me- felt like such a yob, walking up Burntwood Hill with Carly, holding an open of bottle of red wine in one hand and a glass of it in the other. But you know, it was all good fun, even if I did have to hear about how 'Ann is making an Apple Strudel' about 4 times!
All in all, life is good. Half term at the moment. Going into work on Monday morning, because I want and need, to send out a memo to the people doing their medicine exams on November 5th, just so they know over half term and can prepare and do whatever they need to do. (Love being the Exams Officer- such power! Ha ha!) Off to visit Lancaster on Tuesday and Wednesday- exploring the city on the Tuesday, and possible the Lakes or Blackpool depending on the weather, and then Campus tour on Weds. Mucho looking forward to returning to it again *grins*. Found out Mr Farish's sister rents houses to students in Lancaster, so I may possible have a connection there for my second year! Though if I remember, I will have to ask him for details etc etc, before I leave.
Right, I'm off. Going to watch 'Burn After Reading' with Ara and others now in Clapham Picture House. Mother is back form Holiday, so that is nice as well.
Marvelous. Love to all.