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I got the call…

They needed two people to try out for the position on Sunday in Cardiff. They shortlisted four people, of which I was one, but couldn’t choose just two from the four. So, they tossed for it and…


I lost 😦

I’ll get a call on Sunday or Monday, just in case the chosen two aren’t suitable or decide against the job but I’m moving on from it. If the other three people were into it as much as me then I don’t expect they’ll change their minds, I wouldn’t!!

Oh well, at least I’ll be able to get to do the Craft Market in Abergavenny and I won’t miss J’s birthday, my 30th or Munchkin’s 3rd birthday which all land on days that I would have worked.

Thanks for all the good luck and finger crossing, it was really appreciated! XXXX

I’d better get sewing!


Had the Interview…

And I think it went well.

I was interviewed by two women, one the manager and the other was her assistant. They were really friendly and chatty. The whole interview seemed to be mostly them talking, telling me about the job and different scenarios that may occur. I must admit, my hopes kept getting raised and dashed, depending on the questions they asked!

You want to know what the job is?

Receptionist/Animal Care Assistant for the emergency vets!!! The hours are every Saturday 12-6, every OTHER Sunday 8.30-6 and bank holidays. Perfect hours! Perfect job!
It won’t be easy, being an emergency vets you don’t get the easy routine appointments. Most of the animals going in are emergency cases and their owners obviously distressed and worried.
But, I’ve always wanted to work in that field so if I get the job it’s a foot in the door for potential future animal care work!

I was in the interview for 45 mins, the last person being interviewed is at 3pm today so I should expect a call from 4pm or tomorrow morning. If I’m shortlisted I’ll have to go to their branch in Cardiff for a couple of hours on Sunday to see what the job is like and to give the head receptionist an idea of what I’d be like at the job. Then it’s up to her whether I get the position or not and I’d find out by Monday.

Now I just have to wait…. and wait! My house is going to be so clean!!!

Will update when I know!


Hello There!

Oh I’m so sorry I haven’t been about to write a decent post! I’ve been sewing up things to sell and am now about half way through, but more importantly – I have an interview tomorrow morning at 9.30!!!!

Nervous? Hell yeah!

Now I have to go and buy some tidy trousers as it’s been a very, very long time since I wore anything other than hippy skirts or jeans! Oh I also have to buy some make up. Mother Nature isn’t kind to my face during certain times of the month and although I dislike make up and am completely opposed to testing on animals I’m afraid just this once I’ll have to go against that for the chance of my dream job. If I get the job I’ll buy some proper BUAV approved stuff.

Right, I’d better go shopping… Bleurgh!

Will update you tomorrow



Hopping From Foot To Foot!

Oh! I am so nervous!

I just sent my CV off for a job that would be absolutely perfect for me!

I wrote up my CV last night, it’s quite short but I did the best I could with it.

I’d be working weekends and bank holidays but to just get my foot in the door it would be worth it.

Please keep your fingers crossed for me, shouldn’t hang all my hopes on this but I can’t help it!