After a very long two years of searching, a ridiculous number of applications and more than my fair share of interviews it has finally happened! Just as I was giving up on myself - I almost withdrew from this one - I have managed to secure a fantastic job in a great department. Thank you to everyone who has given advice and words of reassurance on this forum. And to those still looking for that elusive "We are delighted to offer you the post..." please don't give up. We have a lovely saying here; what's for you won't go by you. Now, where are the bubbles?!