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Not looking quite like this one, and definitely not quite the same scenery, but you get the picture. Lots and lots of train miles covered. I wonder if there is a Frequent Traveller scheme. ... I should see how many bonus points I'm up to!
I'm sure that there are lots of fellow commuters out there who travel similar distances. However, it never fails to amuse me when I tell friends who don't know that I'm back working, exactly where I commute to. The look is priceless. You commute to W H E R E?? !
Of course, working does have its benefits. Although always at the back of my mind, the thrill came back when it happened. I was paid!! Yayyyyy. Payday is only once a month, so I'll have to wait a little while till the next one..... but still, it was an exciting moment when I saw all those $$ landed in my account which had been looking very bare.
The job itself isn't perfect, and not what I'd really like to be doing long term. Particularly not commmuting for 2 hours each way! However, I'm still really grateful for the opportunity and I know that it's really going to help me get back into an area more suited to my skills.
I'm also reading a lot of books... sometimes one a day. I have noticed my reading standards have lowered a little, and I am now into paperbacks from the library. Heading towards the more lightweight (literally and figuratively) style of literature. Not trashy romances, but I've found that I do quite enjoy YA (young adult) books. They suit a quick read and some surprisingly good. I like ones with a touch of the paranormal, but not too heavy. Then at home, I have my stack of 'heavier' reading.
Photo courtesty Google
The animals (and the family) and are all surprisingly OK and surviving. Now that school holidays are upon us, son is looking forward to chilling out at home I think. Lots planned, and we just have to work around it.
Thanks to all who have read thus far..... if you're still out there! I have been reading and commenting on some blogs, but this is the first post on mine in a while. I haven't have time to sort out our computer probs, so we are still struggling on via the aged laptop.
Cheers for now