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Yes, I have found it. I will no longer be a girl about town in Edinburgh, not that I ever really was, but instead a girl about Berkhamsted and or London. This of course means I’m moving back home, which will be interesting to say the least.

My wonder job, is Account Executive (Social Media) at Propeller Group, which probably means nothing to most of you, but rest assured is exactly what I want to be doing. I went in for a trial day and can confirm that everyone is lovely and I’m not just saying that because they may be reading this.

I start on Monday 14th June and before that I have a hectic week of traveling all over the place. Tomorrow, Saturday 5th I’m off to Istanbul for several days with my parents. Then on Thursday, I leave Istanbul and fly to Edinburgh, changing in Luton for a couple of fun filled hours.

Once I arrive in Edinburgh at about 9.30 have to meet up with Annie, who will be somewhere in the city…. and who incidentally will have had a similarly complex journey.

Then I have  a fun weekend of fun, frolics and manic packing with Annie, before getting a train at 2pm on Sunday… and abandoning Annie in the city until her flight in the evening, I’m sure she’ll cope, she’s tough.

This should all result in me getting back to Berko station at around 7.30. Probably very tired and grumpy.

Then it’ll be up bright and early to catch the 7.59 train from Berko… I am now the owner of a season ticket. My Name Is Hilary Gray and I am a Commuter.

So unless fate or ash-cloud intervenes there are my plans for the forseeable future.

I must go now… packing calls.


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:

On Thursday I had a sip of the worlds oldest Whisky. That sip alone was probably worth £100! I was helping launch the Morlach 70 years old on behalf of Gordon and MacPhail for Platform PR who I worked for in the summer. It was a great event, held at Edinburgh Castle, on what was thankfully a sunny day. Everything ran really smoothly and we got some really good press coverage.

I spent a long time with the photographers who got some really good shots, like these-

Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

Jeff J Mitchell, Getty Images

As well as working for Platform with the Whisky launch I’ve worked two days at Crimson Edge this week. I know I’m a PR slut! It’s been really good so far. I’ve got to do a lot of writing which is great, just what I wanted to be doing. All different sorts of styles as well, a press release, some profiles and converting a list of ingredients and vague instructions into recipes.

I’ve also made a great friend there, she’s called Twiggy, about 4ft tall, likes to lick my legs, nudge me whilst working and attempt to eat my tissues!

The wonders of social media allowed me to pose a question to  Joe Rospars from Blue State Digital the guys behind Barack Obama’s online campaign and now representing MUST, the Man United Supporters Trust, the men with the green and yellow scarfs.

Twestival news-

It’s all going very well, we’ve sold 108 tickets, which is the second most of all of the Twestivals, damn you London, running miles ahead! Worryingly San Francisco are lurking a couple of ticket sales behind us. This Twestivalling is bringing out my competitive side. Click to get a-hold of tickets and find out more.

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

Thought i’d forgotten all about you, didn’t you? Well you’d have been right! I would use the excuse of busy-ness but that would be patently untrue.

So update on my world – We’ve had Sam’s birthday, good birthday meal at the Raj and then went to Sofi’s which is lovely- the barmaid gave Sam jazzies – those chocolate drops with hundreds and thousands on- with a candle on them.

On the Saturday night Sam, Scott, Suzi and I went out to Vegas, and I danced the night away – largely manically and by myself as the others laughed at me and rested their tired little feet. I think I’d quite happily go there every night.

And of course I went to the Isle of Man for Graham’s confirmation and mini Gray family reunion. Largely went well, although the Bishop of Liverpool seems to be an idiot. He really didn’t know how to speak to his audience, kept going on about the relics of St Therese of Lisaux, which I very much doubt will ever make it to the Island and far too many tales about how wonderful Scousers are. Then of course there was the usual Gray family sniping at each other, which I largely find funny, I find a sense of perspective and a wry look at what on earth everyone is arguing about makes it almost entertaining!

We also had the honour of not only seeing but eating in the best kitchen in the world… i’m serious, it was like a work of art, well actually the entire house was, but even amongst that splendour it stood out. Explored some bits of the Island that I don’t think i’d been to before, well my parents definately hadn’t but considering the two weeks I spent there aged 11 and 12 I may have been and forgotten- after all I am a Gray, we cannot be relied upon regarding memory.

I also managed to get far too drunk, note to self- don’t try to keep pace with Katie, it’s bad for your liver. Nasty hangover the next day- think I may have managed to be the laughing stock of the Island- and I managed to get very slightly sunburnt whilst lying on a bemch in Rosemarie’s garden.

I’ve got a job interview/ informal chat in the morning so I’d better get to beddy byes.

I’ve left posting for a couple of days, partly due to laziness, but also due to a lack of things to write. Hopefully I have now garnered enough info from my life and the world around me to write.

Regarding myself, I haven’t been up to anything majorly exciting. We had a Flat meal on Saturday and drank an awful lot of beer, lidl is a bad, bad place. But a good time was had by all, and we watched the final episodes of the housewives of NJ, which included the memorable quote, ‘he’s so ugly he’s cute, like Yoda!’.

Sunday witnessed the inevitable capitulation of Great Britain in the Davis Cup. Andy Murray is taking the opportunity to get out and I can’t say I blame him.

I’ve been working yesterday and Monday. I was hoping to get to write a press release but it wasn’t to be, however there are positive sounds about getting to write one tomorrow, fingers crossed. Spent most of yesterday sorting out coverage and today filing the last 3 months worth of newspapers- did also manage to find some from 2006.

I regard to the world around me I can’t say i’m particularly chuffed at the Lib Dems for backing down on tuition fees and becoming the Tories lite- I agree with Polly that this was there chance to claim the left of centre. grr.

Hopeful about the Chinese emissions promises, unsure if they’re trying to bite the bullet and promise something before they are forced into something stronger at Copenhagen, but then again, who would really be forcing them? However one thing’s for sure, they’ve stolen Obama’ s thunder.

The Belgians are coming… sadly not an invasion, although I’d quite like to see that, they’ve been invaded enough and you never know it may give them some unity. What I’m really talking about of course is the all conquering return of Kim Clijsters and now the promised return of Justine Henin, womens tennis is back!

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