On my last afternoon IHG gave me an enormous bunch of flowers, and then thank goodness arranged for a taxi to the station, which was a great treat especially as it was p***ing with rain. I managed traipsing across London OK - the worst bit was the Central line from Bank to Liverpool Street. I missed the first tube, walked right up to the end of the second one and just looked pathetic. The flowers made it back to Hoxne remarkably un-squashed in the end.
What now? I'm hoping for a few weeks of work with Aviva to take me through to the summer, but we'll see what materialises. I'm trying to work out if I should wait for my beloved ex-boss to get together the money to take me on, or if I should be pushy elsewhere.... probably the latter.
It's been very interesting to realise how our trip last year enabled me to do the contract I've just finished. Skills acquired include:
- Living out of a suitcase
- Keeping clothes, toiletries etc. in multiple locations
- Relaxed capability to use public transport
- Living in cities
- Sleeping in noisy, hot, light locations (Hoxne is always quiet and dark at night)
- General flexibility and being ready for the unexpected