Apparently. At least that’s what people tell me. I might disagree, but anyways, I have decided it’s time to be back at work. With that in mind, I’m starting a new contract. I was just getting into being unemployed – I knew what time Knight Rider and The A-Team were on, I even saw a little bit of Ricki one day – just a little bit though, there are limits.
Another 3 month contract this time, which suits me well. It will take me through until the end of January, which is near when I’m aiming to depart. A possible 1 month extension could work well, or maybe even more if there’s a particularly bad patch of weather going across Europe.
The only problem is that I’m now going to have to become a commuter. I’m in zone 5, south of London, whereas the closest train station to my new workplace is in zone 6, to the north of London. Luckily First Capital Connect serves both East Croydon and Elstree and Borehamwood, so I only have to change once, and I can stay on the train system the whole way. Still, I’m looking at around an hour on the trains, plus a 20-25 minute walk. I’m not sure how people regularly do that sort of time – or longer – but I guess I’m going to find out. Certainly I’ll now have plenty of time to read The Economist though. No more going home at lunchtime though.
It’s going to make visiting the chiro and physio particularly difficult. I think they do have extended hours, but it’s going go be tricky to fit it in. I may have to try and find someone else, closer to work.
Daylight savings has just ended here. That means that sunset is now 16:40 – and it’s still October! There’s something very wrong about that. In another couple of weeks I’ll be leaving the house in the dark, and leaving work in the dark. I was thinking about doing a snowboarding trip over winter, but perhaps I should be planning a trip to somewhere sunny instead…