Tonight I just felt like writing about my last summer in the UK, which was also my first summer as a wife and my first summer spent in Cambridge (as opposed to Canterbury, Kent). I was actually reminiscing (I hate this word because unlike my husband, I’m not at all a nostalgic person) the time when I discovered I was pregnant! My son is now 13 months old, and I suppose writing this down might be helpful in case I forget the story in a few years…
Before Summer 2014, I had, twice before, worked under the university’s housekeeping department as a casual cleaner. It’s such a simple, easy job, and gives us (my friends and I) a reason to stay in the UK rather than spend £500 on return flight tickets to Malaysia. This time however, I hunted and applied for cleaning jobs in Cambridge! My husband, a research student there at the time, did not have official, 3.5-month-long summer holidays like us undergraduates so it made sense for me to stay in Cambridge for the summer.
Alhamdulillah, I was interviewed for a job at Churchill College and got it. I must’ve been so proud of myself despite it being casual summer work and didn’t even pay very much — Kent Hospitality pays more per hour! . Luckily, there are more than a few cool things about working in a Cambridge college:
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