Hi Warriors of the World! I hope you are all doing grrrreat!
Firstly, sorry for taking so long to do another blog. It’s been a busy period you know! I have been keeping out of mischief (mostly, not too much) with lots of things like:-
- School (I’m now in 4th year!)
- Dance shows (Mania Dance Studio, JJ, Norma and the crew are FAB!)
- Horse riding (Angus RDA, Eleanor, Joanne & the horses are great!)
- Arbroath High School winning the Scottish finals and qualifying for the UK Rock Challenge Final at Milton Keynes on 6th July (I’m going to do a separate blog just on this so watch this space!)
However I have also started..
I am now working at E & O Fish in Arbroath. It is a family run business led by Colin, Dianne, Lewis and Josh and they are just amazing. I started a few weeks back and have been working 4pm to 6 pm every Tuesday. I even have my very own uniform, hat and have to wear wellies!
What do you think, Warriors? Don't I look just the part?!
The team are great and on the day I started the very first thing I had to do was sing a song: Three cra’s sat upon a wa'. Apparently no song, no job! (They clearly hadn’t heard me sing before!)
Everyone sings and Colin’s songs are funny, especially “How do you like your eggs in the morning? I like mine with a kiss”. He sings it over and over until Dianne sorts him out!
This is me and Dianne, the Big Boss, and my friend Cean who works there too. This was just before I started my very first shift. I was more excited than nervous!
I am learning lots on new things like how to wash up (mum and dad will be happy as I can now do all the washing up at home) and I was cleaning famous Arbroath smokies with Cean. I think we did a very good job of it.
Cean is my friend and we swim together at Arbroath St Thomas. We sometimes get told off at swimming for chattering too much! Me and Cean think that the fish feels a bit funny and it does smell but we're not afraid to get stuck in!
In the summer holidays I have been asked to go in through the day and be taught how to dress crabs. Here is me and Granny Joyce with one of the crabs. Luckily it wasn't alive so it didn't pinch me!
After my first day I got my wages. Dianne asked how much I thought I deserved and I said “£1 and 2 cans of pepsi max”. Dianne said she wishes she could pay all her staff in Pepsi Max.
I got my first wage in a wee brown pay packet. As it is a special one, my first one, I plan on keeping it as a momento! Anyway, why would I want to spend my money when I can spend mum & dad's? I'm not daft, you know! I plan to save up my wages and buy a flat so I think I need a few more shifts before I've got enough for that.
Everyone in the team at E&O have made me feel very welcome and although it is still early days I am sure that I am going to really enjoy being part of the team. I would just like to say a huge thank you to Colin and Dianne for giving me this opportunity.
Ok - must dash - more Rock Challenge rehearsals! I'm looking forward to seeing Auntie Ceri, Craigy Boy and Sapphie Whippet next week when I head down South for the final.
Wish me and my dancing buddies luck, Warriors. We've worked so hard for this!
Beth Blogs, over and out.