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Got a job interview got a job interview…..FOR A PROPER JOB!!!!!!

Posted in blogging, creative / writing, employment, gothic, khlari, Lancaster, me and my world, morecambe, work/life balance on March 17, 2008 by Khlari

For a proper job that might treat me as someone with a little brain. I have a job interview at the University tomorrow afternoon. A proper, grown up, job interview for the kind of graduate job I have wanted since I graduated in about 1989. So I am bound to screw it up. A centre co-ordinator for a Centre for Gender and Womens Studies. It’s too good to be true. I might even like it…hell, they might even like me! Somewhere that actually treats my qualifications as an advantage and not a disadvantage……(do you think it’s all a big hoax????? is today April Fool’s Day???) I’m sleeping with my fingers, toes, and any other possible parts of my anatomy crossed……. I’ve only waited for twenty years for this and several thousand pointless applications for this to happen after all…there’s absolutely no chance that i’ll f**k it up………..


And an M.A. to the wweirdo on the left with the ponky-knots with a garden on her head….

Posted in blogging, creative / writing, employment, london, me and my world, meme, morecambe, pagan, work/life balance on October 31, 2007 by Khlari

Yep. Official. I did it. I have passed my M.A. I am now officially a smart-arsed weirdo woman. Two years down the line, here I am, M.A,. in hand. Now what do I do with the damned thing????

Bela Lugosi’s Toenails!

Posted in blogging, books, child kidnapping, creative / writing, Dalston, employment, family law, France, glasgow, gothic, hen night, international family law, london, Marie Lloyd, me and my world, meme, migraines, morecambe, movies, music, music hall, pagan, penguins, Rocky Horror, Sylvia Plath, travel, werewolves vampires and ghoulies, work/life balance on June 14, 2007 by Khlari

I am going to steal an idea from SurlyGirl here. Have you ever noticed on your feeds how people have come to your blog through arcane google searches?

Think about the penguins. Those penguins gave me more readers than I could have dreamed of. Surly Girl’s experience was about Sarah Beeny’s tits……Therefore I am going to make the rest of this post up with arcane statements and see how many more bizarre readers I get through mentioning them…….

Let’s see….

Ditta von Teese’s bellybutton maybe. That might be a good one. Or maybe with the penguin theme…..Penguin kinky sex.

What about Pagan Penguin Perversion probably get three hits for the price of one on that one.

Dragons seem to get lots of hits on mine too. Lets use Dragon Penguin Morecambe Hussy. From the last couple of days we could have Victorian Cauldron Gestapo Frida Kahlo. Or Pentacle Penguin Happy Fairy. Or Gothic London Penguin Post. Maybe Marie Lloyd Mabon Billy Bragg.

Frequent ones are Gothic, Fairy, Penguin, Pagan…..but some of them it is honestly unfathomable how they get to me. Maybe this could rival googlewhacking- with the person who gets the most hits from the most bizarre things winning?

Ill Ill Ill Ill Again……..

Posted in blogging, creative / writing, employment, Human Rights, me and my world, migraines, morecambe, pagan, work/life balance on May 8, 2007 by Khlari

Yes, ill again…I am now up to Stage 2 Sickness Disciplinary at work as well. Not only do I feel like death, but I might lose my job too. Yippee. Shouldn’t even be here today really, but what choice do I have? Managed to spend the last 6 days in bed with a lovely kidney infection, deep joy. Thought it was a migraine, but no… spent from Tuesday night to Saturday in bed, then Saturday to Monday doing an Elizabeth Barret Browning on the sofa (we don’t have a chaise-longue).

Had to cancel Sal and Alice coming up, as I just wanted to die in a quiet corner. Even saying ow hurt. In short- ow ow ow ow ow and I might lose my job as well. Like I WANTED to get it maybe? Pretty soon, you’re going to have to get permisssion to breathe, and go to the toilet.

Personally, I blame the new no-smoking regulations which came in last week. No smoking is, in fact, making me very ill and not to put too fine a point on it, depriving me of my civil liberty to kill myself. We can clock out apparently…then walk half a mile to be off work property. Then we can only clock out outside core time…..which starts at 9.45 and finishes at 11.45 so there’s not much point at all. What does this make me want to do? Smoke even more.

Healthiness is bad for your health. There are more people still off sick this week than before they banned smoking. Raised stress levels, I say.

I just want them to ban people who wear offensive cheapo vanilla perfume in my office. I am allergic to vanilla, and it makes me puke. They won’t ban that though.

The one that rreally gets me is the people who cough, then tell me sanctimoniously that I smell of smoke. Then they go to the pub at lunchtime, and stink of beer. Something I wouldn’t do, not at work. Either that or they stink of B.O. or halitosis. If I want to kill myself slowly, then why shouldn’t I? It doesn’t affect my capacity to work nor my judgment.

( I WANT ONE!!!!)

Except when I have been deprived of a fag for hours…then I wouldn’t reckon on your chances.


A Portmanteau of blogging pleasures…..

Posted in blogging, child kidnapping, Child Protection, creative / writing, employment, family law, gothic, hague convention, Human Rights, international family law, legal aid, me and my world, Misbah Rana, Mizbah Rana, Molly Campbell, morecambe, movies, music, pagan, penguins, Rocky Horror, werewolves vampires and ghoulies, work/life balance on March 30, 2007 by Khlari

A la Mr SC, I’m just going to highlight a few things I’ve been reading lately….a few I’ve read before, and a few that I’ve been newly introduced to…..First up has to be Mr Spicy Cauldron himself, with his post about being banned in China! Wahay! I am…..

Firstly TrashCanDan’s blog, Musings of a Damaged Mind, which made surreal reading, and so much the better…a worthy blogroll addition….hell, there’s lots of musing going on round here, me, AD, Dan……and the bacon tattoo stole the show completely……

A purple-brained dragon, AmethystDragon has had me fantasising about Johnny Depp in work time, thinking what it must be like to have a purple brain and looking at my visual DNA, and is even leading Mr A astray with her homage to Hayseed Dixie I don’t feel like dancing (bluegrass style)

Through Mr Spicy Cauldron, I was also introduced to YeYo’s blog, Ye-Yo, Lillies of a Mother, and her spirited post ‘A Letter to Joe Q Public’ about the importance of legal aid both for clients and their legal representatives…something that obviously caught my imagination with recent events in my life….

Then there’s Hayes’s new blog QPLog Brainmatter…….Have seen Hayes around, but now can read him online regularly! I loved Bridge to Terabithia as a kid as well…..

I feel for Nathalitanis, who is having employment hassle in ‘Oh No, not again’ over at One Life among The Many- breathe deeply and try not to hit them (too often)!

Not forgetting Sue’s new blog, Pastyme with Good Companye, and it’s recent post on one of my heroes…Sylvia Plath

ChaoticKitty has been creating some beautiful visuals again over at Kitty’s Ramblings with her latest artwork…it’s stunning, go take a look on Busy weekend

That bad girl Beaut1ful has been leading me astray into the world of blogthings again, hence my own disgraceful showing in the purity score….

To finish, loved Howard’s post on The WebPen Blog about Randomnessocitiation: Pursuit Of The Obnoxious Mind– Started me thinking……Grease set in a Lancashire mill town perhaps?

And if you want the bag, it’s available from Elizium, my friends Martha and Mia’s goth online and offline wonderland!!!

Shameless Plug for Front Page Story!

Posted in blogging, Child Protection, creative / writing, employment, gothic, me and my world, music on March 29, 2007 by Khlari

Who the heck are they you might ask…They are in fact the band of Rob, one of the nice people at work, and they are up to play at this summer’s V-fest, if they only get enough votes….

so if you click here to vote for them they will stand a much better chance!

This is what V-fest have to say about them……

Band members

  • Rob (Vocals and Guitar)
  • Fahim (Percussion and Vocals)
  • Beno (Guitar and Vocals)
  • Jave (Bass)

Lost for words. Four guys all wanting to play lead with their own instrument having to find a compromise and this is the end result. You can hear more on

Do you know when you might need Legal Aid? And will it still be around when you do?

Posted in blogging, child kidnapping, Child Protection, employment, family law, hague convention, Human Rights, international family law, legal aid, me and my world, Misbah Rana, Molly Campbell, pagan, work/life balance on March 27, 2007 by Khlari

I just have to refer you to this post of Ye Yo’s ‘A Message to Joe Q Public’ which is also referenced by Mr Spicy Cauldron in his Creme de Bloggers 3

As some of you might have noticed, the question of legal help has been quite vital to me in the past few months, and even at it’s present level, still leaves quite a lot to be desired. People are still caught in the trap of not being able to afford to pay for cases or having to put themselves in debt to pay for them when they have no choice. Like me. Have just received another bill from the barrister in France, so owe her another £3000…to add to the same sum I have already paid. Bear in mind I only earn £11,000 pa…….

This is what will happen here if these reforms of legal aid go through. Paying for cases which you are obliged to fight, for children, to escape violence, to right injustices…..they will only be able to be fought if you have the neccessary cash to do so.

This will create a society on 2 levels….those who can afford to go to court and take other people, and those who cannot find the money to defend themselves. Who knows when they might need it? You don’t neccessarily have to be a criminal to need legal aid……