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Today I went to an interview where I was asked about this blog so  I thought maybe I should actually update it once in a while!

So what have I been doing since October? I started an internship and consequently finished said internship at Profile Plus in Leith, handily located just across the Shore from me. I learnt a lot about how a leisure and lifestyle PR agency works, phoned up an awful lot of magazines to get free copies, put together reports and fought with the photocopier amongst other things.

Had a wonderful WHITE Christmas (snow that is, rather than BNP sponsored), although it was starting to melt by the actual day. Spent New Years Eve in London Town, hit my head on someones knee whilst being dipped, which made for a good excuse for why I had a headache the next day! I also had the fun experience of waiting in St Pancras for 2 hours waiting for the first train, it was a post apocalyptic scene as people huddled together for warmth and lying on the floor of Costa and Starbucks in a vain attempt to stay out of the wind.

Once back in Edinburgh I got the post Christmas lurgie and spent a week or two moping around and sniffling, which wasn’t all that productive. So I got back on the horse started applying for jobs like a demon and going to the gym to give my day some structure.

I’m going to sign off now and move onto a new post for what’s happened in the last week or so, or I will ramble on for longer than is even slightly excusable.


So my Mum came to visit last weekend which was lovely, although not so much a gastronomic feast as I had been hoping for as she refused to take me to any of the three michelin starred restaurants within spitting distance of our flat! I feel that as an only child I should be spoilt significantly more than this- I mean I didn’t even get a pony as a child!

However some non Michelin level but still damn good meals were enjoyed and we also went to go and see Julie & Julia which has me thinking of trying a similar project with the works of Elizabeth David – although maybe not as intense. If you do’t know Julia Child is sort of the American Delia/Elizabeth David, the icon of cookery for a country and Julie is a blogger who made it her mission to cook every meal in her ‘mastering the art of french cooking’ book in a year and write about it – more details here and her current blog here

I started at Profile Plus this week. So far pretty good – mostly PR admin stuff but it’s really good to be doing something again, hoping i’ll get to do some slightly more exciting stuff to do soon. Good to start getting to know a different set of clients and see how a different office works also I can see my flat from work, which is useful if I want to spot burglars!

Twitter has been in major crusading mode this week – and seems to be acting as a branch of the Guardian- I really fail to see why my lefty flatmates don’t like it- it’s like a socialist utopia. Anyway there was the Trafigura Carter-Ruck debacle of early in the week- which has just been brought to the wider public by a lovely Ian Hislop rant on HIGNFY . Biggest backfire of the week. Then today we have the Jan Moir article- which i’m not going to link to as I don’t want to give the Mail any-more hits- but which I have read Mr Dacre. Instead here is Charlie Brooker’s excellent riposte- which is far better than anything I could write

Anyway, I bid you adieu right now as I  have run out of coherent thoughts

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