It’s been a while since my last post. There’s a very good reason for this: I’ve got myself a new job. As you probably know if you follow my ramblings, I’ve been looking for full-time employment for ages, and finally my searches and applications have paid off.
While the upside of a steady income is excellent news (I can think about the new shiny things I haven’t been able to afford for a long time) the downside is the distance I have to commute to get there. The round trip is nearly 80 miles, although it’s almost all motorway. I take my time, setting off with time in hand in the mornings for example, but it’s still the best part of an hour at the beginning and end of the day.
Being positive, the job is near the English Channel, and I can see the sea with all its various moods from the office windows. The pay will be very handy after a lengthy period of drought on the income front, but it means I’m having to think about scheduling my photographic trips a little more carefully. The above photo shows Dungeness from the seafront near the office, and I am planning a day out visiting that very place before the summer is out — only now it’ll have to be a weekend instead of a mid-week trip as I had originally been thinking.
Anyway, the first week of work is under my belt. I have kind of settled in, no-one’s complained too loudly if I’ve made an error somewhere, so let’s hope it lasts a good long time. I am already making plans for the income!