Wow it really is true - when one door closes (or you close it I guess!) another opens!
Just as I turn down the job I had I sent off a letter to the Rectorat asking if they might need anyone, they called me today saying they have a job for me in a high school 15 minutes (by train) away!!
The only thing is that it will start later than I had expected so I gotta bust a move on my memoire but otherwise it is 100% good news! It makes all my other little odd jobs fall into place which is just perfect. Plus its an easy commute!
Who would have thought? wow..