Kim had an interview at 10:00. This was for a hospitality app in which you can get one off shifts and work, which may be good to get a bit extra cash.
This was very successful and Kim was told she would be approved!
Kim had another interview today, so she had to head down to the city.
Kim got there and the interview lasted just 25 minutes, with it being more of a character check.
We Both Got Jobs!
Whilst Kim was at her interview, Curtis received a call offering him a job! This was the exact job he wanted and he is very excited. He had to get a lot of paperwork done for that and he starts on Tuesday.
When Kim got home from her interview, she also got a call offering her the job! We both got jobs and the exact jobs we wanted.
Also on the plus side, both jobs are in the city and we are just 10-15 minute walk from each other.
We were pretty happy with today, so it was celebration time.
We started our celebrations with chicken from KFC. We walked down to KFC to get a few tenders and some popcorn chicken.
We came back home and relaxed for a bit and then decided we should treat ourselves and get a drink.
We found a pub which was underground and went and Curtis got a beer whilst Kim got a wine. We sat and just relaxed in the really nice pub before we walked back home.
What Men Want (film)
We got home and ate ice cream whilst watching the film What Men Want. The film was alright, kind of funny and an easy watch.
We were up again at 08:00 for our morning of work.
We had some breakfast and then started cleaning. We had just 4 rooms to clean. One of the rooms needed additional beds putting in, so we did that also.
We finished up the cleans around 12:00 and then had a coffee break. We had some coffee and cookies, as we did yesterday.
Once we finished our break, we cleaned the reception wetroom, which took a while but it looked much better once done!
We finished this, showered and packed up. We said goodbye and thank you and then left to our next place, with a stop at the bakery up the road! We saw it the other day and thought it looked terrific so we had to go. We shared a delicious beef and salad sandwich and then Curtis had a cinnamon and raisin roll whilst Kim had a chocolate doughnut.
We were sufficiently full, so we drove to our next place.
We arrived and got settled quickly. We did a bit of weeding, for around an hour, before we showered and relaxed a little.
We were then introduced to the husband and he was also delightful! He showed us a few things that needed to be done as well as how to do certain things and where things were.
We then had a long chat with them whilst they prepared dinner. We had burgers for dinner with egg, pineapple, beetroot, cheese, tomato, salad and sauce…a ‘kiwi burger’. We also had kumara wedges with it.
We chatted a bit more and then we washed up and headed to bed. Up early-ish tomorrow with some fun jobs to be done!
We were up at 08:00 this morning to have breakfast and coffee so we were ready for a 09:00 start.
Today was a heavy checkout day, so it meant that 6 rooms needed to be cleaned. These rooms are both studio apartments and also cottages.
We were joined by Laura, a Mexican girl who is lovely and also informative. She helped us get to know where things are and how things should be done.
Us three cleaned the 4 cottages whilst another person cleaned the studio apartments.
We stopped for a break at 12:00 and had coffee with some delicious cookies.
We finished our break and had just a few things to do, so we completed them and then it was shower time.
Once we showered, we jumped in the car and drove a bit further out of Kerikeri to another place we would potentially helpX, just to check it out.
This place is beautiful! It is a house with a stunning view. We will be doing some gardening, waterblasting both the house and the floor as well as some other tasks. This is a phase owned by a lovely Irish lady and her family.
We loved our brief visit so we will be finishing up here today. It just doesn’t feel right and isn’t really what we want to be spending our time doing, so we are off tomorrow, after doing our hours in the morning.
These things are always fun!
We got back, had some chicken pesto pasta and watched some TV before bed.