Saturday, 29 August 2015

Sunday post 6

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As you can see by the back-to-back Sunday posts, I got no blogging done at all last week. But I also only just finished Bad Feminist today, and The Winter Soldier on Friday night, and chose to spend my Saturday playing Dragon Age and hanging out with spawn.

Oh, and finally starting season three of Hannibal. :)

The upshot is of course, no posts. (Also I'm very very very lazy. Have I mentioned that?)

My supervisor returned from Raratonga so my work week was far less fraught than the one before. Coming up - my very last week of work before redundancy kicks in.

I had a meeting with a job search consultant last week (aside: I had no idea that was a thing). The company is paying for six sessions and basically what they do is help you identify your strengths, update your CV and, hopefully, ultimately, get a job.

The guy I spoke to was very nice - approachable and optimistic about my chances to find another job, which is nice to hear. I have a bit of "homework" and another session on Thursday morning.

Let's see. ... what else.

Work. Tick.
Spawn. Tick.

Oh, that's the other thing. I spent yesterday morning dealing with a charming infestation of nits, which meant showers and baths and an absolute truckload of washing. *Sigh*. So by last night I was really only fit for gaming or watching TV - lol.

I finished Bad Feminist, as I said, and found it very thought-provoking. I'll do a review some time this week, but I am nowhere near as eloquent as Ms Gay, so we'll just see how that goes.

I'll also try and do a review of The Winter Solider. Well .... review/rant probably about how it's so much better than Age of Ultron and - wait, never mind.

I've been picking away at Dragon Age; Inquisition and it mostly highlights to me how absolutely terrible I am at games. But. There's a new DLC coming out on September 8 and even though I'm like, 10 minutes into Inquisition, I'm super super excited. Just. Because.

Friday is my last day - and effectively the last day for two other workmates who also took the redundancy offered, so there will probably be awkward speeches and then everyone will decamp to the pub. The pub normally isn't my thing, but I'll make an exception just this once.

Before that, on Thursday, we have spawn's school's production of Red Riding Hood, which should be hilariously entertaining.

Other than that, I'm going to keep working through Hannibal, The Sunne in Splendour, and I also started Our Endless Numbered Days, which looks like a very promising read.

How's your week looking?


  1. Greetings from Auckland. I can see why you haven't had time to blog. Have a great week.

  2. It sounds like you had a busy week and sometimes unplugging and game play are just want you need to recharge. Hope the week ahead is a good one :)

  3. Hope the job search will be successful. Yes, last days can be awkward, pub isn't my thing either, just to be endured when necessary!

  4. Busy, busy week! I hope you'll have success in updating your CV and figure out your strengths so it will be a breeze to find a new job! They do this here in Switzerland as well, and my husband did a complete career change almost twenty years ago thanks to the help he got - and he's so happy about still.
    Have a fantastic week ahead and happy reading.

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  5. I absolutely loved Winter Soldier, it's such a brilliant film! And although maybe you haven't blogged you've had one hell of a busy week! Nit infestations are no fun either! I wish you good luck with the job hunting, with the help of consultant I'm sure you will! Thanks for sharing :) I hope you have a great upcoming week!
    My Sunday post
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  6. You had a busy week, Maree! I can understand playing games for awhile. Especially after a nit infestation. I hate bugs of any sort in my house. We had fleas on our cats one summer years ago and it was very Good luck with the job search. And have fun with the spawn.

  7. How great that your workplace has organised a job search consultant! I wouldn't have minded having something similar when I took my redundancy - though I moved towns, so that's probably different!

    And Hannibal - I've not watched any but want to see Season 3 just cos of Richard Armitage and apparently he's amazing as the Red Dragon....

  8. Best of luck with your job search. I haven't kept up watching any series, or done a binge watch since Vikings. But then I stopped with the start of the last season.

  9. Good luck with the job search...and I am curious about your thoughts on Bad Feminist. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  10. KB: Thanks! You too :)

    Kimberley: Unplugging is a good way to look at it :)

    Kathryn: Thank you!

    Lexxie: Thank you! :D

    Juli: It really is a great movie. Thank you! :D

    Jan: Thank you!. Ugh, same. It's so annoying!

    Deborah: It is a good thing! Fingers crossed! :D I'm four episodes in to Hannibal so haven't encountered the Red Dragon yet but he can't be far away!

    Steph: Thank you :)

    Laurel-Rain: Thank you! :D

  11. You did have a busy week. Good luck with the job hunting, such a pain.

  12. Wow, busy week! Sometimes the only thing to be done is sit back and relax with a video game. Inquisition is a fun one, I still need to beat it though. I stopped playing in favor of Elder Scrolls Online.
    Good luck with the job search!

  13. Inquisition is so pretty. I'm still a gaming newbie so I'm kind of terrible at it but I am enjoying it. Thank you :-)

  14. Oh I hope Winter Soldier comes to streaming soon! I enjoyed it a lot, especially the set piece at the top of the movie where he and Natasha are doing their thing and having a good time. I want to rewatch it!

    1. Steve and Nat are so great in Winter Soldier I love their friendship

  15. Good luck on the job search! It's good to get some change sometimes.