Well, our DS Luke is always full of surprises but
I didn't see this one coming.
He's got himself an apprenticeship to be a barber.
Not a virtual Xbox barber, but a real one with clippers and scissors and hair and everything.
He has been going for many years to a trendy football themed barbers, called Turnstyles - clever name, huh?! - and went there for a trim on Thursday.
In the window there was a sign advertising for an Apprentice.
He got the form, filled it in, returned it on Friday.
He had the interview yesterday afternoon, and was offered the job there and then.
He accepted, there and then.
Hands shaken, deal done.
This is Luke.
The bedroom dwelling, zombie killing
Who says putting a mug in the dishwasher is 'effort'.
He's got himself a job - a potential career, even.
He'll go to college 1 day a week for a year, working towards an NVQ2.
4 days a week he'll work at the shop, mostly developing his broom and kettle skills, I suspect.
And he'll be paid, not much, but he will be paid.
He's got to sit his 'A' levels in a few weeks so he'll start off by working Saturdays and once he's finished with school he'll be able to go full time.
He's only 16 years old.
I know it's not wildly exciting for you all but it's incredibly exciting for us, so I hope you'll forgive me for rambling on about it :0)
ps It seemed a good excuse to include a
photo of Johnny Depp too!