On the whole this week has been a pretty tough one. For the first time since I started this job hunting lark I didn't have an interview to attend this week and The Guardian wasn't a rich seam to mine either. Financially, things are getting pretty hairy. Luckily, the animator has a few days' work lined up and the tax man is finally paying up - after a two-year wait - so we won't be arranging our cardboard boxes under Waterloo Bridge just yet. Still, life feels precarious.