NOW I get a job. It's in Cardiff, which is an equal commute from Bristol or Cheltenham (woohoo!), doing geeky hands on dirty work stuff, which I enjoy. I start next Thursday and carry on until the 5th of March.
This doesn't necessarily preclude the perl work in Winnersh either.
I need to get myself a steady job which doesn't have all these hassles, one that I know where I'll be working at, etc., that pays me a decent rate.