Hi everyone from chilly London town! Hope you are all well and enjoying the cold back home as much as we are here!
Well, a few things have happened since the last post, a few more productive things that is. Firstly, Mark got a really great job at a company called Gallow Glass (http://www.gallowglass.co.uk/). He went for an interview last Thursday, got the job on the spot, and started the next day! He has met some great people there too, most of the workers are Aussie, English or South African, so they all speak English which he's happy with! So far he has worked at some really exciting places around London, setting up a television commercial for the World Cup, moving fridges and setting up a photo shoot for a electrical company ad campaign, and putting together the stage and set for a huge theater production in Soho - I am SO JEALOUS!!! I told them if they needed any more helpers, I dont mind a bit of heavy lifting! Somehow I dont think Im what they are after though. In true Mark style though, he doesnt think its a big deal. But he's always excited if he gets a free feed at work! The shifts are long, and can be at any time of the day or night, Since Friday he has already done 30 hours. The work isn't consistent, so he is doing as much as he can while its there. Im really proud of him for getting it, it sounds like there is a lot of scope for moving up in the company and the experience he gets will be great for him.
I have been working at a high school 10mins walk away teaching art, which is good because I have got my foot in the door there now. There is a full time Art position coming up in September there, and Im pretty sure I have a good chance, they seem to be talking like I'll be around for a while. Fingers crossed. I have also applied for a few internships working with fashion and design, an area Iv always dreamed of getting into but never had the opportunity in Australia. We have two years to make the most of it here, so I figure I might as well try!
We still haven't moved into the new place, we were meant to be here temporarily then move into the place closer to the tube station last week, but the people in there asked to stay another week. So we are supposed to move this Thursday. Im looking forward to it, because its closer to walk to shops etc. Although Ill miss being across the road from the charity shop! Iv been getting some great bargains!
I also had a stall at Brick Lane markets last Sunday. It was positive, I had lots of good responses from people, and Iv run out of business cards, but I didnt sell much unfortunately. I was only selling cards though, I think bigger prints would have done better with the crowd that was there. Oh well, it was the first go and Iv learnt for next time!
Ive posted some more photo's, including a trip we did to Greenwich (the centre of the world), and my market stall.
We will let you know more frequently when things are happening when they get more exciting!
Love lots, Mark and Mel