The sights and sounds of today

I did go to the recruitment agency in Lisburn to register with them. It was an experience in itself as Lisburn has a one way system and I was frantically changing lanes prior to the traffic lights in order to find the agency's location. I eventually got a better idea where to go after arriving at Tesco in the town and got back to the town centre. (btw, Lisburn received city status in 2002 as part of the Golden Jubilee) Eventually I found the right street and saw the office of the agency. I risked parking the car and what might have been a disabled spot, but by God's grace I received no ticket. :)
 
I got the details done with the clerk, who was Polish. I said, "Dzien Dobry!" to her as that is the only Polish word I know. (it means, "Hello!") It will hopefully be a good ice breaker and my good references will help me find the Job I am specifically applying for. (in Dungannon, however in Northern Ireland jobs in this Country advertised by a recruitment agency are nowhere near the location of the agency, plus they're biased towards foreign nationals) Then getting home was another challenge as I had to go a completely different route from my way there due to the one way system. I ended up on the outskirts of Sprucefield Shopping Complex. I was never as glad to have been on the Motorway home before. :)
 
This morning, when heading to a local store to buy today's papers and post another job application, I saw a swan on the road. At first I thought it was a big duck, but when I realised the brown was dirt from the rain I knew what it was. I also drove past a road in Lisburn named Theipval Street. (named after the village in Belgium where the Battle of the Somme took place, Lisburn was a Garrison town)
 
All in all, a good experience.

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deleted_user
deleted_user

Hope it all goes well.
penntucky
penntucky

lisburn, Tesco, dungannon, sprucefield shopping comples, theipval street...you got me lost;)
Messenger2010
Messenger2010

Never cared for Tesco... as a bachelor I could live very cheaply at Iceland... good food at very affordable prices.

FYI - Iceland the grocery store, not Iceland the country... LOL
Desigol1979
Desigol1979

Dave

In this Country we associate the Iceland store with \'Chavs\' (I take it that you have heard the term during your time in Britain) and Working Mums. But, yes, Iceland is pretty cheap. (although the cheapest is Aldi, which is in Great Britain and the Irish Republic but not Northern Ireland interestingly enough)

We have Lidl, another German-owned discount store, and it is associated with Foreign Nationals and Pensioners. (who shop there for the fruit and vegetables as they\'re pretty decent quality)

I am content with the Co-Op, but I have to go out of my way to shop there. (nearest branch is The Moy which is 15 miles away)