After a year and four months in the one job, I’ll be leaving at the end of the week to start a new job with a different company. I found out yesterday that I got the job and as I’m on holidays next week, I’ll finish up this week. I’m kind of sad – I made a lot of friends there but it is more than time to move on. I’ll still be doing document control but I’ll be busier, more challenged and paid more – for the last couple of months, all I’ve really done is file emails which is boring as batshit.
On Friday afternoon, Paul’s parents will be back in London and on Saturday afternoon the four of us are going to Istanbul for four days which I am very excited about. Wow! I’ve never been to Turkey. Paul’s parents leave the following Friday to head back to Australia.
Last weekend was the London Openhouse and Paul and I were planning on seeing some places on Sunday (there was a chance to look inside lots of buildings that are usually closed to the public) but on Saturday afternoon I started to feel sick and my throat hurt and I thought I might have tonsilitis (again!). Luckily it has just been a head cold and not too bad – I haven’t even had a day off work – but I did spend Sunday in bed while Paul went off and looked at (and inside) interesting buildings (like the Unilever building and the Middle Temple Hall – it is said that Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first presented in Middle Temple Hall.).
My friend Kingsley (who I used to work with) is heading back to New Zealand next week so yesterday we had lunch with him to say goodbye. Tonight I’m having dinner with my friend Dave who is in town briefly (he lives in Uganda and works for Amnesty International). It will be nice to see him – it’s been a long while.
So, things are moving and changing. Scary but exciting.