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I had a busy day, yesterday. I'd taken the day off, specifically to go to the hairdresser's and to meet up with a painter who'd called earlier in the week and offered to make me a present of the painting I'd admired in an exhibition some years ago; and then of course, I'd gone and squeezed in the interview as well.

First thing yesterday morning, I had my hair done. My roots were showing quite a bit and it had given me the desire to go back to my natural colour one more time before I go grey...but when I asked them for their input, my friends all seemed to favour the red. So I compromised and had it dyed in alternating locks of hazelnut and copper.

My hair sorted, I had just enough time to get home and change before I had to leave for Amsterdam and my interview. I arrived at the 'executive search & recruitment agency' offices a little ahead of time, but didn't get a chance to start to feel nervous as P., the guy I'd had the phone interview with two days previously, came down to meet me the moment he was informed of my arrival...which was pretty much immediately. We talked for about an hour and a half, and the upshot of it is that he would be very happy to recommend me in a managerial position to three of his current clients, to be taken on on an indefinite contract. He's promised to get back to me, hopefully with an offer, next week.

And that's where things stand at the moment, or rather: they don't stand at all, but are still up in the air instead.

Then after my meeting, I had to hurry back to The Hague to meet up with my painter acquaintance. She was actually a friend of Peronne's, and got in touch with me shortly after the anniversary of Peronne's death to remind me we had met at that exhibition a few years ago, and to tell me that while she was clearing out her studio, she'd come across two unsold paintings that we had apparently admired on that occasion. She now wanted me to have them. I spent a pleasant evening in her company, and went home the proud new owner of two works of art. They'll be delivered to me on Monday.


( 12 Speak Like A Child — Shout To The Top )
Apr. 4th, 2008 07:58 pm (UTC)
Your hair looks very smart. I have fingers crossed for the guy finding you a new job.
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
I have fingers crossed for the guy finding you a new job

So have I! Until I got there, I hadn't realised I'd been in contact with a headhunter; then when I did, I felt a lot more relaxed, and somehow more sure of myself, too. I stopped worrying, showed more of myself than I would have done if it had been a proper job interview, and I still managed to impress him.
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, I like the hair! (You look like you could be related to me in that shot!)
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:29 pm (UTC)
Who knows? If we go back in time far enough, we might turn out to be distant cousins!
Apr. 4th, 2008 08:04 pm (UTC)
I like the hair!

It sounds like things are progressing on the job front. Good luck getting an offer that suits you.

Very cool that you got a couple of new pieces of art, though. You'll have to post pictures after they arrive.
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:31 pm (UTC)
Of course I'll post pictures! I'll be quite happy to show them off.
Apr. 4th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
mmm hair dye...if I don't get mine done soon I could audition for a part in 101 Dalmations ;)

Hopefully the interview leads to good things now..how much notice do you have to work? and do you get time off at start of June?! ;)

Apr. 4th, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)
IIRC, I have to give a month's notice...but then I've got so many holidays accrued I can pretty much hand in my notice and take up immediate leave ;-).

As to my chances of taking time off beginning of June: I can't really say. It may prove a bit difficult if I'm just starting in a new job, esp. if I'm going to have to arrange it on short notice.
Apr. 5th, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
*crosses fingers for you*

Sounds really promising. :)

The haircut is great, and I like the red. I'm not in any way grey at the moment. One day, I'll let it grow out from the blonde and be itself again. Maybe. :)
Apr. 5th, 2008 09:49 am (UTC)
Sounds really promising.

It does, doesn't it? But we'll see what transpires. For now, I'm just going to carry on as usual.

I've discovered the odd grey hair in amongst the brown, but I probably have another decade or more before it becomes the predominant colour. But whereas before, I used to dye my hair for fun, nowadays there is that element of covering up the evidence of the advancing of the years in it, too.
Apr. 5th, 2008 03:04 pm (UTC)
I love the colour. It's really nice!

*crosses fingers re: interview*
Apr. 5th, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
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