Sunday, July 26, 2009


I've decided to resurrect this blog! This poor blog has been pushed aside and covered over by others things to be done. At one point I wanted to delete it, figuring I had nothing more to say. But I love it, it's a history of years of my life. I miss writing things down to remember. Silly things, important things, things worth mentioning somewhere.

So, where do we begin?

Since this blog was last updated a lot has happened, the highlights being:

My contract at The Newspaper Job ended in April 2008.

In July 2008, I applied for my ILR (UK permanent residency).

In early September I received my information back for my ILR. I also received the most expensive sticker in the world in my passport.

Also in September, I started The Property Job, which was only suppose to be a 2 month contract. I am still there.

In April 2009, the in-laws (who we still live with, long story!) finally conceded and we are now the proud joint-owners of a dog! A Sprinador (cross between a English Springer Spaniel and a Chocolate Labrador) named Bruno. He is the most gorgeous dog and we love him probably a little too much! He's around 18 months old and is an ex-customs dog. He was too pretty to work and was distracted by all the attention he received.

I FINALLY passed my UK Driving Test in May 2009.

I attended The McGuire Programme in June 2009. I'm doing fairly well on it but need to push myself out of my comfort zones more! I'm attending a refresher course in September.

And the most recent news, I've applied for a Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector course at the local college. This is the first part of a diploma course to become a teacher for adults (16+). My assessment/interview for this is next week! Wish me luck!