Sunday, 20 March 2016

Sunday post 25; It's Monday What are you reading? 13

Linking up with Kimba at for the Sunday Post, and also with Kathryn at for It's Monday, What are you reading?

Let's see ... I had that interview last week but I'm not particularly optimistic. The one before mine ran 20 minutes over time and so I spent that time in reception getting increasingly angry - lol. I masked that, of course, but my nerves definitely got the better of me.

The funny/weird thing is, the next day I got a phone call from my old job - the one I took redundancy from in September - asking if I'd be interested in coming back  for three months on a fixed-term contract. Which is apparently possible, even taking the redundancy into account.

So, from tomorrow, I'm gainfully employed again. Well, for three months, anyway. It's going to be ... something. I'm  a bit anxious, honestly. Parts of the job I'm stepping into I've done before, and can do with my eyes shut, but parts of it I have no idea. We'll see how we go.

I did blog last week - I took up Trish's idea, from and did a day in the life post, which is here:

Coming up ... I should review Scrap Metal, and issue #4 of Dragon Age: Magekiller. Also, I watched Spy last night, and ended up LOVING it, so if I remember I'm going to write up a review of that.

As for what I'm reading... we can take Perdido Street Station as a given, and I'm 1/3 of the way through the beast now - woohoo! It's an ebook, which means it'll make excellent lunchtime reading for the next three months.

I also finally started The Drawing of the Three, by Stephen King, and so far I'm enjoying it very much of a lot.

On Saturday, I helped Spawn build a lego time machine, and he has grand plans for us to build a plane next weekend. We'll .... see how that goes.

How's your week been?

What are you reading?


  1. Congrats on the work thing! Your day in the life post was fun- what a great idea. I'll have to check that out...

  2. Oh yay on the work thing. WHen I took my redundancy we were 'barred' (not the right word, but you know what I mean) for a year. If we went back early we had to repay money....

    Sorry to hear the other job interview was frustrating. The one I had in Nov/Dec was the same. Over 30mins late (and I'd driven 90mins to get there in a nearby town). I ended up getting that one though....

  3. Maybe the three month thing will turn into more..fingers crossed. I missed the day in the life and will check it out.Have a wonderful week!

  4. Greg: Thanks! Heh, it was a fun post to write, you should definitely check it out :)

  5. Deborah: it's the same here, but two years. Apparently they can get around it because it's a fixed-term contract. Thank you! :)

  6. Kimba: That would be ideal but I'll have to wait and see what happens ;)

  7. Oh good, 3 months temp work is a start. So hard finding a job I know, wow just reading your replies to others, so much red tape over redundancy and returning. Funny how people find a way around it.

  8. CONGRATS on your new job!!

    You will do a great job...ENJOY the job and your week of reading,

    Silver's Reviews
    My It's Monday, What Are You Reading

  9. Kathryn: It is! It's certainly better than nothing!

    Elizabeth: Thank you!