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Eish! London 18 April

Book By: Miss Lea

Moving house

Submitted:Feb 6, 2013    Reads: 1    Comments: 0    Likes: 0   

I didn't realise that the agencies would be contacting my old colleagues in person. I thought the original reference letters would be enough. I guess I was wrong. I still haven't figured out why they tell you to bring certified copies when they only want to see and copy the original documents for themselves. What a waste of baggage weight, my time and the police lady's time! How irritating that she didn't actually need to certify anything and now I have to wait for this CRB to take weeks to get to me. When in London expect paperwork.

Ara was on her way to fetch me as I shut down Jane's computer. Somehow I don't think I would make a very good boarding mistress! It would be a sensible idea overall, but I think I need to meet these British school children before moving in with them. Thank goodness I found a room.

Ara arrived to fetch my baggage and I with her boyfriend's bakkie (that's a 'truck', I think, in British English), I was incredibly grateful for her time and help. It would have been such a mission to hire a van or 'tube it' to cart my stuff to my new home. Ara chatted non-stop in the car, filling me in on my new housemates. They were: Ara, a fit, attractive brunette, her boyfriend (and main lease holder) Jay, a golf coach, their couple friends Marie (who works in recruitment) and NT, and finally Martha, a blonde who works in administration for the NHS. All of them appeared to be working in the corporate world so I'd be the first up and showered in the morning. When I arrived I was introduced to everyone in the kitchen, there was an extra guy there who made me feel phenomenally uncomfortable. Like I was a rabbit and he was a jackal. Horrid. I wasn't sure how he fitted into the house, but I was hoping I wouldn't have to run into him too often. I gave my new room a thorough cleaning before unpacking and settling in; in the hope that good things were ahead…


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