Does anyone remember that blancmange like instant whip Angel Delight? Well this is the healthier version with no sugar or unrefined carbs!!
What an interesting ending to the day! I spent the first half getting organised for my signing on appointment – when I got there and asked to use the computer that was booked for me from 2-3 (two weeks ago it was booked and I saw it on the screen) I was told it wasn’t booked for me and just to sit and wait for my appointment. So I sat there for 50 minutes … just sat there ion a stuffy roasting hot and noisy office.
I got to my appointment and it was with the person I had to meet a few weeks ago who told me how to be a good jobseeker – he sounds like a very limp wet lettuce. I got asked if I had used the computer so I said no I had been told to sit down and wait so that was what I did. I printed out the stuff an explained to him (sick of explaining this now) that since Universal Jobmatch offers me about a 2% chance of finding a suitable job the majority of my search is on other sites so I had evidenced that with a printout of my browser history.
Then I asked about the “BackonBoard” initiative that Stagecoach are offering jobseekers for 50% discount on bus fares … no he couldn’t deal with that I would have to wait for my adviser interview. Said I had none scheduled; off he went to ask Adviser but she was expecting an appointment to start. So I have to trot back there on Friday (he tried to delay it a further week) to see my adviser about the travel card. Really annoyed me since I had discussed it with her and said if it was extended after January I wanted to have one.
The final irritation was when the limp lettuce booked me a slot on the computer in two weeks time – he said look I have booked it – well yes so did your colleague two weeks ago and it made f… all difference!
Did a quick dash round the supermarket for a few odds and ends and then came home. Pup enjoyed a Dentastick (half) which meant he did not try to nip me in his excitement. After feeding the pooches and having some sausages for a late lunch I set off again to got to a Community Planning Event … which was when I noticed how delighted the shepherds in fact were:
The event turned out to be positive … lets hope we get further than we did two years ago! But I think the reason the shepherds were so delighted was the announcement of the new Pope. In a difficult world economy it seems to be a very astute move to elect a Jesuit as Pope … it will offer hope to many that the excesses of the organised churches may be offset somewhat by the leadership of a person who takes his vows of poverty seriously. Wishing you Enough Pope Francis I …
Who would ever have thought we would have a Pope who uses public transport? Maybe we could get a new multirider ticket to celebrate?
In this second picture of how delighted the shepherds were you can see my rowan tree form a different angle!