Monthly Archives: September 2011

Job searching with social media – Day 1

For the past few months I have been looking for a new job, as well as working on updating my CV and all the other things that come with it. Up until yesterday I was unable to utilise social media in my job search, as I was on a contract pending renewal and I didn’t […]

Help me find a new job

I need a new job in the Reading, UK area. Preferrably looking for customer service or copywriting, but will take any full-time job. I am a native German speaker and my background includes: Copywriting Games QA and Compliance QA Games QA Test Lead Community Management Church Sexton Secretarial Work Administration Bar/Cafe Work with limited food […]

24 Season 5

Seeing I am practically stuck in bed with a knee injury at the moment I figured this was a good time as any to be watching 24, a show I can’t seem to watch over time. I have written about 24 before: 10 things I have noticed about 24 What if… 24 was set in […]

More Google+ woes

I changed my name on my Google+ profile the other day after being warned I would be unable to carry on using other Google services. The following message still greets me 48 hours later and makes me wonder what would have happened had I left it until a day before the deadline: Your profile is […]

Should the date of birth be on a CV/resume?

It’s about time to update my CV again and earlier today we had a discussion in the house whether a CV should contain the date of birth. I have always had it on there and I had never considered taking it off. Unable to find a middle ground earlier I decided to pose the question […]

Google+ rant

I clicked over to Google+ this evening to be greeted with the following message: There’s a problem with your Google+ profile It appears that the name you entered does not comply with the Google+ Names Policy. The Names Policy requires that you use the name that you are commonly referred to in real life in […]

CAE failure

I had this random dream the other day that I had attempted to take the CAE exams, but failed so spectacularly that I was laughed out of the exam room and, following the realisation I couldn’t speak English as well as I thought I could, ended up becoming a recluse with a bizarre Polish accent. […]

Housebound

I hurt my knee last Friday and it’s left me housebound since then. Whilst there’s plenty to watch [24] and do [#doodleblanket] I don’t like this disruption to my routine. I have no work to distract me. I am lacking conversations with people. I have too much time to think. I’m not doing very well. […]

Organised

Veronica Mars said in ‘A trip to the dentist’ [S01E21]: The whole ritual cleaning thing is textbook for a reason. For a couple of minutes, you’re in control and everything’s the way it should be, at least on the surface. This past weekend I spent two days tidying up, throwing things away and getting rid […]

Music of the moment

I’ve realised that there are a few songs I listen to almost daily at the moment which is rather unusual for me, the chronic playlister and shuffleler. All the below links are to Spotify: Ludovico Einaudi – Primavera Yael Naim – Toxic Finley Quaye – Dice Yann Tiersen – Summer 78 Lily Allen – Naive […]

“Thanks for ordering from Amazon.co.uk”

I’m still trying to do more reading and with an English exam coming up, as well as a lot of unread books at home what could possibly be better than buying books, right? A few years ago I read several Donna Leon novels and liked them a lot. They are set in Venice which is […]

I’m going to do it!

Just sent off the following email to 13 exam centres in the South offering CAE exams: Hi there, I am interested in taking the CAE exams this year. Can you tell me whether you offer the option to just take the exams without a course and, if so, how much the cost would be, please? […]

Something to keep in mind

Normally when I’m ill I don’t bother going to the doctor’s until I’m fine again or I feel too ill to go at the time and then suddenly I’m over it and it didn’t seem to bad. Last year I wrote a post which included: Last week I had intense backpain which is recurring every […]

5 years – my blogging anniversary

I have been blogging here for five years now. Some stats and things: Posts: 655 Comments: 4,777 Categories: 222 All-time views: 357,893 Views on busiest day: 3,501 Busiest day: July 27th 2007 Numerous design changes I love wordpress.com Running as carocat.wordpress.com from September 4th until October 6th 2007. Bought carocat.co.uk on October 6th and have […]

I should listen to that voice in my head more often!

Today would have been the 55th birthday of my mum. In order to distract myself from that I did ridiculous amounts of work and stayed late knowing I’d be coming home at the same time a friend was meant to come round. Who has now cancelled on me.. That’s a Facebook status update I made […]

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