Friday, June 23, 2006
When the organisation I work for announced they were restructuring and that there was the possibility that people might be made redundant, they introduced an allowance of £250 per person for any training activity that might help people gain employment or self employment in the future. They gave various examples of what the money could be used for - driving lessons, training courses, life coaching, books etc. I had been thinking that if I was made redundant I might try to develop my leisure interests to have some sort of craft business - and that to do so I would need more books with ideas on what I could make. My application was successful and this is what arrived from Amazon today...aren't they fantastic? I have used up all of the allowance now, because I claimed for a number of books already in March. This has been a real bonus, because I would never have been able to afford to buy all of these books at once in the normal run of things - more like one a month. So although I won't be leaving the organisation, I still get to benefit from the training allowance! How brilliant is that? I can't wait to sit down and have a really good look at them.
Meanwhile on the home front...my DAD made the rabbit hutch...I got fed up of waiting for DH to do it so hopefully will be getting a rabbit in the next week.