Went to the interview today. I was one of the only applicants to get 30/30 on the spelling test. The girl before me got 17.
They are trying to fill a position at the local hospital here, so they were rather pleased that it's so close to me (5 minutes' walk?). What savings I will make on travel if I get it. I hope to hear from him tomorrow.
I spent £30 on 3 very pretty items, that had originally totalled £120. I like Principles!
And at Zara, got 4 very preppy items for £20, which would have totalled £70. Also a pair of girls' size 14 cargo jodhpurs for half price at £8.
These sales are amazing.
Yes, I am a girls' size 14...
You've seen my Daddy, so it's only fair you see my Mumsy too.
I used to call her another Jane Eyre because she was ahead of her culture and her time. She used to devour the books in Latin and history and civics, and take tea with the Argentinian ambassador. She didn't want to marry like her sisters did, to spend her life serving her husband. She used to perform a sort of social equality program at her first job in Bookers department store. She would sell necessities for pennies to people she could see were in need, and recoup it by overcharging men who came in to buy baubles with their mistresses.
Aged 22 in 1967
She worked for Revlon and Elizabeth Arden, and even toured Guyana as a ta-da! rep in go-go boots for a soap company, and got into the paper simply because whatever her family did got printed. Small country.
Looking a bit beatnick and rebellious
Once she moved to England, though, after a stint hairdressing, she let loose and went into electronics and early computers. Then she'd get bored and push for promotion. She so wanted to work above men, and she was when she started training them.
Looks like a Supremes fan or something, but actually she preferred dancing to Dean Martin and Nat King Cole.
When she had me, feminism went out the window and Dad took care of us. EMI begged her to come back and held her job for a year, but she said: Nope, I have my baby now.
I tell Mum that she was born to be a mum, and she should have had 100 children because she has more than enough love for them all.
I love my parents, and I wish they were still together. What they had was perfection. Equality in everything, understanding, and deep love. Every time he came home from work, her heart fluttered. There was something in the way they looked at each other. Holding hands in middle age everywhere they went. And lots of laughter at the dinnertable. They met in 1975 and were together for 28 years.
This I will have one day. And it will not end.