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Monday Links and Weekend (Tw)eets | 9 May 2016

Monday Links and Weekend (Tw)eets | 9 May 2016 Posted on 09/05/20162 Comments
Ahoy, hello! My name is Jenny. I am a thirty-something human female from Manchester in the north of England. I enjoy rainy days and sad songs, custard donuts and salt & pepper chips and beer, lentil dhal and fried okra, X-Files and Twin Peaks, fierce fat heroines and mental health advocates, dogs and cats and otters and a very special beirdo. To paraphrase Sylvia Plath: "I blog because there is a voice within me that insists on writing lots of ridiculous chuff".

Happy Monday, friends! How was your weekend? If you are UK-based I hope you managed to enjoy a bit of the sunshine, and if you hate the sunshine and spent the whole weekend hissing from underneath a blanket well then that’s a-ok too. Either way, I sure hope your weekend was super.

I am allowing myself some tentative excitement today. A couple of weeks back I attended an interview for a job with a really fantastic organisation that helps support co-operative ventures and works to promote the co-operative economy. Its focus is very much on fair and ethical business, etc. Its number one biggest cheese is one of the founders of the fairtrade symbol, so it would be fair to say the job would be much more in line with my own beliefs and values.

I was invited for a second interview while I was fully in the grippe of tonsillitis and somehow, I still managed to bag the job. All was joy unconfined until I spoke to the manager in my current role and realised I was expected to give 3 months notice. Whoopsie. Unfortunately, I’ve had to insist on a month even though, officially, my current employer (a large higher education institution) has told me I’m not allowed to do that. I am not prepared to pass up such a tremendous opportunity though, so all being well I will start my new role in around 3 weeks. (AND HOPEFULLY I WON’T GET SACKED BEFORE THEN AIEEEEEE.)

On to the links, perhaps?

Fat Positive/Body Positive


Humans & Animals

We spotted a lot of birdies this weekend and hence the lack of eats and the presence of (tw)eets…. I did make purchase of a delightful food processor and have made all sorts of yummy delights, but I was far too excited about eating them to meaningfully prepare a blog post. Nevertheless, it was QUITE a thrill.

Here’s sending you best, positive vibes for the week ahead, my blog chums!

For veganism, dog pictures and life ramblings, giz a follow…

Woodcut of leaping deer.


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  1. That is fantastic news! Congratulations on the job. Finger crossed the transition goes smoothly. Are you in a union? Just wondering if they could be of help if your current employer is being tricky. Really pleased for you, it sounds like a great opportunity.

    1. Thanks Caroline! The job is definitely a great opportunity and I’m looking forward to it, for sure. It’s a shame I’m having to leave on slightly sour terms though :/ I’ve had my formal slap on the wrist from our HR partner, but really there’s nothing they can do, so I’ve expressed my sincere regret but am sticking to my planned leave date. On to new things! 🙂

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