Earlier in the week, by which I mean some time last week (honestly, all the days seem to roll into one when you're unemployed), I was sent on a motivational workshop by the Job Centre, and wasted two hours of my life listening to the most obvious and facile observations on the subject by someone who no doubt gets paid handsomely out of community funds to speak to the unemployed as if to an audience of retards. But, at least I got complimented on my shoes by quite a few people (I was wearing my pink, purple and blue floral pattern 2008 Irregular Choice oxfords). Of course, the trainer then had to warn me against ever wearing them to an interview...to which I retorted that it all rather depended on what position I would be interviewing for.
Also last week, my nephew Romeo came to the realisation that he no longer believes in Sinterklaas, and was subsequently rather shocked to discover that this means we won't be celebrating it as a family any longer. As his birthday is only a few days later, he worried that might have been cancelled as well, but luckily we managed to reassure him and now he's happy in the knowledge that whatever happens, there will be presents for him in December ;-)
This morning, I found out it's possible to link/import your blog to LinkedIn...for a while I was tempted, but then dismissed the idea as possibly the worst in the world.