This week has been full of one fabulous adventure after another, so I figured I should update our blog before it gets too crazy as everyone starts heading into the holiday season. Lots of random stuff has been going on here in Edinburgh, so I'll do a day-by-day recap.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Posted by kristen kathleen at 5:00 AM
Friday, November 13, 2009
Lately I have been thinking that I'd like something more productive to do with my time along with looking at grad schools and studying for the GMAT/GRE. I filled out job applications near the end of October and hadn't heard anything back that was overly positive. I received one semi-positive email from Sports Direct to come to 'open interview day.' I thought I should give it a shot, so I went and did alright. I mentioned that I'd worked in sporting equipment before and that I couldn't work Sundays. I left thinking that nothing would come of it but at least I had given it a fair chance. I also sent another email to the Scottish Parliament intern coordinator I had been talking to over the summer. The coordinator got back to me and said she was looking through applications, so I sent her my info again and started praying something would work.Monday things started to get going. I got an email from Sports Direct offering me a position as a sales assistant. I won't go into the details of the job, mostly because I don't know what they are yet. There is a training meeting Thursday and then I get started. An email arrived from the intern coordinator today and I've been offered an internship. I am excited about earning a little money but even more excited about getting experience working in the Scottish government. Again I don't have many details to share but it will be a great opportunity.
We also got to attend the Preston England Temple last Saturday. It was a pretty amazing week considering I also got a bank account (with a sweet green visa card) and my National Insurance number. These two additions allow me to work legally and receive a paycheck. Life is good in Scotland. Kristen also finished one of her finals this week so we'll be celebrating tomorrow by taking a tour of this great little city.
Posted by GreenTaiwan at 1:35 PM
Friday, November 6, 2009
Now this is the part where we need a little audience participation. We would like everyone to guess how much we spent on this evenings purchase. Of course we are on the Pound Sterling, though you can send in your guess using the USD (we'll google the exchange rate and pump out some magic numbers).
We have hand selected a few items for you to price. (Insert Bob Barker voice over here.) The first is a lovely bag of royal gala apples. These apples are home grown right here in the United Kingdom. Perfect for those sun shiny days of summer. And of course no picnic would be complete without. . .
a whole roasted chicken! This chicken is of the British variety and comes with two thighs, two breasts, two drumsticks and wings. The one thing you won't find on this chicken is a price that's too high!
And no one wants to eat apples or a chicken alone so we'll throw in six freshly made baguettes for you and your five friends. These baguettes were baked this morning and blah, blah, blah. I think you get my drift.
So there you have it folks. Kristen and I have made the purchase and will be enjoying the temple tomorrow. That should give you enough time to ponder over our purchase. We'd like to say the winner of our little competition can take these prizes home but I don't think you want stale bread, rotten apples, or smelly chicken. However we can mention your name in the follow up post. Until then. . . you're the next contestant on The Price is Right!
Posted by GreenTaiwan at 2:35 PM