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24 June 2006 @ 02:17 pm
I am so happy here.

I love my job. I love it so much, I feel rather like a cat who has landed on her feet. My work itself is menial at the moment, just proofreading exam results and other such things, but I love it. I love that I am working for such a renowned Dance education/examination institute, that after all those years of my own dance classes and such when I was younger, I have wound up in a dreamlike job. This is the dream job, or dream company, I wanted to work for when I was at university in Queensland in 2002. I don't care that my work is menial when I can listen to my coworkers discussing exam results, arranging dance programs and classes, talking to people on the phone about the accreditations they need to open their own dance school.

This is the first job I've had when I've actually genuinely cared about the subject matter, and my goodness, it is just the best feeling in the world.

I am going to email my recruitment agency consultant to find out what the chances are of having this contract extended, of being able to move to a different area or something when my placement in the examinations area is done. I love it here, so much, and if I could keep working there the whole time I'm here in London, I would just be the happiest person ever.

I would even consider staying over here, if a permanent role ever came up. It's like my dream, this is it and I am getting to live it.

And it only took 2 days, too.


Random things I love about being in the UK:

- spending time with Russ (biggest sweetheart ever)
- chai lattes
- sushi from Boots
- travel sized magazines that are only £2
- getting used to the tube during peak hour
- the accents
- how people can tell I'm from Australia, not just because of my accent, but because I say "no worries". haha. I'm quite self-conscious of that now ;)

I miss Noel, and the kids, very much (Millie talked on the phone for ages this morning, telling me horror stories that I am sure are going to keep her up tonight, but it was so good to hear her darling voice chattering away), but things are good over here.

Now I just need to find a place to live in London so I can stop waking Russ up at 6am to take me to the train station. Eek!
you got you a fast horse darlin'thebluebells on June 24th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)

YAY! Oh hon, I'm SO happy to hear how great things are. And oooh, I know what you mean about saying "no worries" - I say it all the time too, haha!


Much love! xoxo
Candie?sexinasweater on June 24th, 2006 02:02 pm (UTC)
wow, thats so amazing :D congrats!! i'm jealous. not often do people get to live their dream.
ex_lambkin76 on June 24th, 2006 02:19 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you and Russ are getting along so well!

And the 'no worries' thing made me really self conscious over there too! My grandparents practically raised me (my Pop was a scot, and my Nan was English), and my Dad is English, so I really don't have an Aussie accent at all, but the 'no worries' or 'no worries, mate' always gave me away!

glad you are doing so well sugar plum! xxx am thinking of you
Roslynroslyn on June 24th, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm so glad things are going well for you - keep it up, and keep us posted! xxx
Crystalcrystalina on June 24th, 2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
yay! i'm so happy for you!!
snowflakesugar on June 24th, 2006 04:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear how happy you are. It sounds wonderful. I'm hoping you get a permanent position :D
Absolutely Cuckoodirtypetticoats on June 24th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
My friend Emma and I worked in a pub with her last year and as opposed to saying 'you're welcome' she'd say 'No worries'. I love that! Glad to hear you've landed on your feet! x
Absolutely Cuckoodirtypetticoats on June 24th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)
Obviously I meant to say somewhere 'she's australian too'
Like a pure white diamond I'll shine on and on: V tubekoocachoo on June 24th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
If you're running late, or just wanting something different for breakfast, try a Very Berry Breakfast Bowl from Pret a Manger, they're delicious
a is for the ache in achilles: blowing bubbles (love)turnedoffneon on June 24th, 2006 07:50 pm (UTC)
oh my, yes chai tea lattes are the best.

i'm so happy that you feel settled, so quickly! ♥
starmiranda on June 24th, 2006 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you dear! xoxoxo When you have a mailing address, let me know?
Felicityi_am_she on June 24th, 2006 09:09 pm (UTC)
Great news! I can't wait to have a job doing something I care about. :-)
d-elicate: Audrey: Shortshandsdown on June 24th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
I am so happy for you sweetie! Will you go to the Disney store on Oxford Street and tell me all about it. I am hoping to be over for a visit sometime xp ♥
A World of Fragile Things: patchesaussiekitty on June 25th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
So happy to hear all is going well for you over there and a dream job on top of it all. <3
lindafragilehearted on June 25th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
i'm so happy for ya, jade! you deserve it!

& i don't say "no worries"...i think i say "s'cool" or something...but my "y'all" always gives me away. =)
Anything but typical: hi_hello 2gypsiewriter on June 25th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
Happiness is good! :)
Fionariphertoshreds on June 26th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC)
Sounds very perfect!
ellenellebel on June 26th, 2006 07:33 am (UTC)
yay! HAppy to hear things are going well for you.

I didn't know no worries is an australian expression. We use it lots here in ireland as well:-)

good luck with apartment hunting!!!

Emiliaemiliachi on June 26th, 2006 05:21 pm (UTC)
It's great to hear you're doing so well over there! That job sounds really great, I hope you'll get to work for them for a long time!

Dear, I'm about to write you a letter - where should I send it?
jessicasea__secret on July 1st, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC)
so wait... Russ is there?

heh, i'm gonna need to go back through your journal entries since i've been away! i'm so glad to read that you are over there, and safe and well, and loving your job, darling. i can't wait to read more of your adventures! send me a postcard if you get around to it.