Runes and Rhinestones

I'm a modern day Viking, navigating my way through a stormy sea of stuff.

Out of oblivion.

Well hello to all the chaps and chapesses who are still paying any attention to me. I faded into oblivion for a while because I’d run out of things to say but now I have some things that I am suitably outraged about, and some really good things that are happening.

Sandwich post – good things first. I have started an online craft page for my bits and pieces and I have finally had my first big commission! YAY! Go check me out at Simply Susie on facebook – I will be starting up a crafting blog on here at some point, but so far it’s just the page.

Secondly, I have a rant. I’m in the middle of job hunting again, so my brother-in-law keeps sending me jobs and links to applications that he thinks might interest me. This is totally great and really helpful, as he often finds jobs that I’d be interested in but may not have found yet. My annoyance is that these so-called “entry level” jobs actually require you to have butt-tonnes of experience.

FYI “entry level” jobs are supposed to be jobs that you can get into with a minimum of experience/qualifications. They’re supposed to be positions that university graduates could realistically apply to, and have a shot at. NOT ON YOUR NELLY. The wages are low, so experienced people are never going to apply, and the experience they ask for is daft.

It’s my usual gripe – how am I supposed to get experience in the sector if I can’t get a job in it? I got a job as a waitress/cleaner because they were the positions I could actually get and I needed the money in order to live. I can’t afford to take an unpaid internship, and I don’t have time to volunteer. How am I supposed to move on in life if I’m stuck in a double-bind like this?

I will still be applying for the job, and potentially lying a little bit in order to make me a better candidate but I’m raging a little over this. I’m not stupid, I just don’t have the required experience.

Other good things. I’m seeing my sister this weekend, parents next week and then off to guide camp. Busy, but good.

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I don’t really have much to say today. I’ve realised that I’ve become pretty bad at adding in pictures and things that make my blog fun to look at, so I thought I’d just share a few pictures with you today. I am also making the promise to myself that I will try to take more photos using my fabulous camera, but first I need to remember to take my camera places.

Today was not a grey day by the way. Today was brought to you in varying shades of blue – bright blue sky, but also tired blue when I was on the run for five hours today helping train a new waitress. Le tiredness.

All of these pictures have been taken on our phones, so please excuse poor quality.


This is Heather our bunny coming for love and attention. She’s just been spayed and is so far not really loving us because she’s upset with having her bits taken out.


This is my most recent craft project and exploration into wire wrapping. I saw a link to a picture of a similar thing (I know, I have a definite attraction to trees) and decided I wanted to try making it. So far, all going well! I’m thinking about making two so I can put them on the backs of my gloves.

Fringe funny face

And finally, here’s what I look like at the moment. I have red hair, and more shockingly a fringe. I had way too much fun playing with Hairy’s forward facing camera hence the multiple selfies. I am most definitely not pulling a duck face here. Nope, not me. (I think I was talking actually).

Fringe hate

Look! It even looks great with a hat! Actually, my fringe is a little heavier than that now because light fringes can’t stand up to the intensity of the tea rooms but I can’t be bothered with taking more pictures of myself today. My hair hasn’t looked that nice since because the hairdresser curled it and styled it and stuff, but I’ve caved and bought a pair of mini straighteners so hopefully I can learn how to make it look nice rather than a mess on the top of my head.

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