So, I did the wander around today. Braced myself for the probable rejection and approached about 20 shops and cafes, resume in hand. (Because I'm sure the local Baker's Delight is really interested in the fact that I was "Street Theatre Coordinator" the the Sydney Olympian parades and that I did lighting a few times at Newtown Theatre.)
Five people took my details. Three of those for "just in case" but they don't need anyone right now, one actually had a sign up (score!) and the last one were really friendly and interested but I couldn't figure out if they actually needed anyone or not. I guess they'll call me. ;-)
Three other places wouldn't have a bar of me because I'm too old. Yep, at 25 I'm too old for work. *sob* Shame, because I would've really loved working with all those 16-year-olds and being paid $4.23 an hour to serve dodgy coffee.
Can I just recommend NOT going job-hunting for more than twenty seconds with two children in tow. I'm sure I don't need to explain why.
Next task - register again on the Coles Myer website in the hope that they take somewhat less than a year to get back to me this time!