My heart is achy (the good kind of sore, like you have the day after a 7 hour dance rehearsal) as I attempt to put a punctuation mark on the end of this week and begin a new sentence again.Â As hard as it was to hear the recruiters tell me that I had not been a successful candidate for this position and that, I know that the lows are necessary; thereâ€™s always down before there is up.Â I did get a couple positive bits of news in the sea of â€œnoâ€.Â I still have an interview Wednesday, and some serious interest expressed from two other, very reputable, organizations.Â Best of all, I received the compliments and praise of two people whom I dearly love and admire–with perfect timing.Â And I was reminded that sometimes I need people more than they need me.Â Itâ€™s beautiful, really.
Weâ€™ve made two lovely new friends, Emily and Kerry, through a colleague of Drewâ€™s (thanks Todd!).Â They are ex-pats who have both previously lived in London and recently come back for more of the big wild city.Â Spending time with Emily and Kerry might be a good kick in the pants for me.Â They are both familiar with the city and can suggest an infinite list of fun things to do.Â I am inspired by their story.
Emily planned a Saturday afternoon adventure for the four of us.Â We met near the Green Park Station and walked to White Cube gallery in Masonâ€™s Yard.Â (We were looking for the Testori gallery, but it was closed.)Â I am not sure what to say about the Miroslaw Balk exhibition inside, entitled â€˜Nothereâ€™, but you might find it interesting.Â Perhaps if I knew more about Polish history or current events I might have connected with the meaning without picking up the leaflet.
We also visited Hamiltons to see Richard Caldicottâ€™s â€˜New Workâ€™.Â It is amazing how something as simple as stack of cups can become such an intriguing piece of art.Â I donâ€™t think I would mind having one of these pieces in my home.Â Thatâ€™s why I need a job.
For lunch we stopped at Eat Thai.Â Thatâ€™s what you do there, in case you were wondering.Â I know the name is a bit ambiguous, but Iâ€™ll talk you through it when you are here to visit.Â We can recommend the Sweet Corn Cakes, Green Curry–though I canâ€™t remember what the dish we had was called, and the Jungle Curry.
Today started as a lazy, rainy, grey day.Â It was a great excuse for â€œfrom scratchâ€ pancakes.Â I quite enjoy them with the preserves Drewâ€™s mom sent home with us– instead of syrup! Â
The weather stayed pretty dismal all day, but we shook off the chill to a hot new song, at a video shoot for an up and coming London artist.Â The sets were constructed inside different rooms of an old warehouse tucked in an alley about two or three miles from our flat.Â
The warehouse is a home for old props; itâ€™s a naturally fun place to stage a music video!Â I canâ€™t wait for the next one…Â I think Iâ€™ll volunteer to make tea for the crew and if I am lucky, theyâ€™ll let me.