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Yes that’s right, I’m on a mission albeit a fairly tame one, to try and get all of youse to join my facebook group of joy. I started doing this for an interview task but it’s a nicely relevant fb group for most of my friends. Namely Career Advice,  most of us are at that stage where we’d accept any advice going.

If you don’t want to join or indeed even if you do, it would be lovely if you could recommend it to those who may find it of use. It could be a really useful tool if it gets out to the right people and you my darling friends are providing a public service my helping it on its way!

…. there is no such thing as hyperbole!

Anyway here is the link, please join and pass it on: http://www.facebook.com/pages/How-to-make-it-in/127362580610875

It is now Thursday 4th March and  since last Thursday I have been back and  forth from Edinburgh to London more than is strictly necessary. I had to be in London at 10.00 on Saturday for an interview, but I had the wonderful Twitchicks networking event on Friday night. So it was  a good excuse to take the sleeper down to London, half practicality and half romanticism. More on that later.

Twitchicks was a great event, meet some new people, got some advice for this blog and fun was had by all. Some more than others I think from the reports on Twitter the next day. Sadly I had to leave earlier-ish to get the aforementioned sleeper.

Twitchicks number 3 on TwitpicTwitchicks number 1 on TwitpicTwitchicks number 2 on Twitpic

Thanks to @keelingoverkaz for the photos. She’s the one who isn’t in any pictures!

Now onto London. The sleeper gave me a fairly good nights sleep, albeit with some very dull dreams which took place in my carriage. Such as the epic dream where Sam asked me for hand cream and the always exciting dream where my dad phones me and I shout at him.

Arrived without any incident and was woken with a cup of tea, I know how to travel in style. Spent a good amount of time in the toilets at Euston, making myself look pretty. The interview/Assessment day was great fun, we had to prepare a pitch for national non-smoking day and tweak our message to deal with constant emergencies, such as the election being called the next day, and both parties wanting to repeal the smoking ban!

All in all a good day! Of course it is at this point that my carefully constructed timetable blew up in my face. It was 5.00pm, my train was at 6.00pm, but there were drinks after and I wanted to get some quick networking in and talk to @tommalcolm one of the founders of Twestival to see if I could pick his brains about EdTwestival. Well you can all see where this is going, through a mix of my own stupidity, works on the tube and an unprecedented amount of tourists at Piccadilly Circus, I missed the train, the LAST train.

Not only did I miss the train, I missed it by seconds, I was on the platform and they wouldn’t let me on. And as it pulled away I slid down a pillar in Kings Cross and looked much like this woman! (I had shoes on though)

So after much running around, seeing if I could get a train to Glasgow- no, checking if there was a sleeper- no. I ended up spending the night in Berkhamsted, sadly not in the bosom of my parents, as they had left that very morning to visit me in Edinburgh, making my need to get up there all the more urgent.

Finally made it out of town on what was seemingly the only train going north out of London that day. Made it to Edinburgh only to head  straight to Glasgow for dinner. I had an interview in Edinburgh on Monday and I have some paid work experience lined up for March, which may hopefully lead to something more.

Monday also saw a venue confirmed  for EdTwestival, we will be at the brand new venue Ghillie Dhu. It’s a gothic masterpiece, a former church (what else) in the west end.

Tuesday of course saw me heading down south again. But not before an early morning Twestival meeting at Lewis Communications, located handily right behind my flat. I got a lift down south with my parents and I’d forgotten quite how far it was was, or how long it took.

Wednesday I got a chance to breathe, a surprise visit from my Uncle Bernard passing through en-route from Copenhagen to Sydney, life’s nice in the jetset!

Today I was largely concerned with EdTwestival, writing a draft press release and looking at our lovely new Avatar.

Or as my friend Matt tweeted, actually a sign that the devil’s 1000 reign is ending?

We may mock, but I think I may actually miss them, they were an excellent recourse when there was nothing on, now we only have repeats of QI on dave to keep us going as we flick in desperation, who on earth has comedy central? Well quite possibly lots of people, but it isn’t on freeview and I’m far too poor to be splashing out on Sky. I’m also dubious about what they’re going to replace it with, according to Channel 4’s spokesman the slots will be filled with new UK shows and US imports but will they be able to afford them. They’re saving money by not renewing the Friends contract but will that cover the cost of several new US imports?

In other  news, I have a job, sort of….well I get to wear office clothes and go to an office. It’s some work experience/internship with hottinroof who are a small PR firm in Edinburgh, I’m really looking forward to getting back on the horse and sharpening up my red hot PR skillz!

I had another opportunity to show of those ‘wicked rad skillz’ at my interview for DADA today, which was the most fun I’ve ever had in an interview. Highlights include flying frisbees, a bidding war for a ‘hey jimmy’ cap and an excellent suggestion of a wrestlers mask as a way to avoid charity muggers.

I’m going to be helping organise the EdTwestival Gloal this year, anyone wanting to help or donate raffle prizes etc please contact; me, @hilaryjanegray; Victoria Raimes, @vraimes or Kate Trussler, @katetrussler . It’s being held on 25th March and we’ll be raising money for Concern worldwide for more info: http://ow.ly/13acv