Job hunt and lunch date
The job hunt continues via a chat with a friend who was my line manager at my previous employer. He's suggested a particular line of work to look at, which could require a little training but could be a good means of getting into a stable career path. I need to speak with my sister and brother-in-law tonight about that, to get their advice and because they have offered to pay for a training course for me.
Just had a lunch date with a lovely woman who is only 7 months younger than me. She's said that we can see each other again. She is easy to chat to and has the most delightful voice. I'm not sure how long you are meant to wait before sending a "thank you and can we make another arrangement" message, but I lasted about 20 minutes. Basically the time to get back to my desk and log on to my computer.
She's likely playing the waiting game to not be too keen in sending a reply, though I did suggest chatting tonight to make those arrangements.
Time will tell.