Monday, 3 October 2011

Top 5 ways to spend your unemployment


Well, I don't know if you heard but I'm currently battling unemployment... Whilst sunbathing and writing application answers (it's a hard life) I felt that I had to do a cheeky post about how I am filling up my days in between gearing up for applications and the stress of trying to write the perfect answer to questions about teamwork and past work experience. 

1. Fill this time with new experiences
I have accomplished this with relative ease. I have fully branched out in my television watching shows dabbling in The Only Way is Essex (I know, I know I'm so behind the times), Homes Under the Hammer, Downton Abbey and I also have series 2 of Glee on record. If that isn't branching out then I don't know what is. Look at the variety there.

2. Nail the art of the lie in
This is one I really have perfected. I now seem unable to wake up before half 11 despite setting two alarms, one being my phone and one being my ipod... It also means you can stay up until about half 1 or 2 in the morning and watch re-runs of terrible programmes, last night I stayed awake to watch some pet programme with Stacey of Gavin and Stacey fame.

3. Add 'exceptional cleaning skills' to your CV
Oh boy, oh boy have I worked hard at this one. To be honest it is all to stop my parents from feeling the need to nag me about moping around the house. I have excelled in ironing and washing up, a personal highlight was when I hand washed my woolen jumper which I have successfully put off for 2 years. I can't wait to wear it again, although I have already misplaced it... 

4. Build better relationships with your pets
This is quite the uphill struggle for me, if you are new to my blog you might not know I have 2 chickens (Babs and Margaret) and they are so cute but they aren't exactly the friendliest. As it has been lovely weather I have often let them roam the garden in the hope they will get used to me and not squawk, adopt a 'scared animal' position and run every time I try to get near. They've also got too big for their boots and can tell if I'm having breakfast in the dining room and begin a frantic squawking session until I let them out of their rather large area. They are the true divas of the household.

5. Really get to know your local area
I have become somewhat of a regular in the local Boots and Co op, popping up there allows me to get out the house and maybe pick up a little chocolatey treat or some make up. It isn't good for the bank balance but breaks up the day a treat. It also puts you in the parent's good books if you get something useful like milk or bread...

 A great big hello to all my new followers as well! Thank you very, very much for taking the time to read my thoughts and I hope they're as entertaining as I think they are.

Anyone else tried these activities? Any suggestions for better ones? I am also trying to broaden my baking horizons so I can become a world famous baker.


  1. 2 and 5 were definitely me when I was unemployed. I have SUPER lie in skillz. And I made sure to rotate between visiting my local One Stop, Co Op and Tesco, just for some variety in my daily routine.

    My internet skills also improved dramatically. In university I lost the ability to spend hours on the internet, but with days of nothing to do, suddenly 3 days spent on the internet didn't seem so bad!

    I'm now a little depressed. I need a proper 9 to 5 job.

  2. love the post!

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  3. Ahaha this is so the life of the unemployed! Additionally, you can find me playing the Sims on a bad day or going swimming on a good day x


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