My interview is in Northampton but I could be working all over Northampstonshire depending on where the need is (I work in schools to support children with special educational needs). Bit of a long drive for me but straight up the M1 so could be worse and it means I don't have to move house.
Re: Anyone else ever had a fishy related nightmare?
My fish related dreams were similar to Silverfish's. I would have nightmares about dropping a fish or the tank cracking and them all dying or some sort of apocalypse happening and what on earth I would do. Total misplaced anxiety dreams.
I'm currently re-reading Stephen King's The Stand (my go to book when my reality is a bit over-whelming - best book EVER) and that prompts me to wonder I would I would do with the cats if an apocalypse (Zombie or otherwise) happened At least my fish are in safe hands now (thanks FL).
Have finally had a chance to watch it and I cringed at Watchdog's style of sensationalism and poor reporting. A few example case studies of where things have not gone well do not mean that Pets at Home are totally evil.
BUT - highlighting a problem in a few stores at least will prompt Pets at Home and hopefully other retailers to improve their fish and other animal welfare to ensure that their reputation improves and also so that they can keep on making a profit.
Although I don't agree with the way Watchdog went about things, I do hope it shakes things up for the better and prompts some positive changes to the way they do things.
Interestingly, PFK online were asking for people's opinions on the Watchdog piece but then they had to take all the comments down for legal reasons.
Don't get the clown loaches - seriously. Lovely lovely fish, but need really precise water conditions and a Mahoosive tank. They get BIG! My lovely bunch have been re-homed to someone who is able to move them into a 6ft tank eventually, something I couldn't do (I had a 4ft tank) and couldn't manage with my current home circumstances.
Fish-keeping is ace - just be very careful and choosy about the kinds of fish you take on. And ask on here for as much advice as you need - everyone is really lovely