Well I did it!!!! I'm back out there in the big, scary real world where real people go to work every day!
As first days go it was pretty good. The team I'm working with are lovely and the work is really interesting - there's even a great website with an interactive house!
I was scheduled to be at the main office from 10am to 2.30pm. The car park charges covered up to 4 hours, or up to 10 hours - as I was expecting to be there for four and half hours I had to pay £7!!!!!!!
We were allowed to go at 1.30 !! Could have got away with the 4 hours parking ticket after all - ack!
I've got lots of stuff to read up on but time has been allowed in my training programme for all of that. Tomorrow is the admin/procedure/form filling-y type stuff and then home for 'research'.
Thank you all for your lovely emails and comments - it means so much to know you're right there with me :)
I was going to post pictures of yesterday's lovely day out in Portsmouth but when I got home from work (how weird does that sound?!!!!) - I found something much more interesting waiting in the post box....
Something with stamps as lovely as that and wrapping as lovely as this.....
.....can only be good, right?
My very lovely and very talented bloggy friend Est has sent me this absolutely beautiful stitched picture....fully framed too - all the way from Malaysia!!
Est recently had a giveaway post to celebrate her one year Bloggyversary. I was one of several very lucky bloggers to be sent a beautiful gift :)
Thank you so much Est - you are so kind and generous and a wonderful craftswoman - I will treasure my picture always!
I'm now going for a quick lurk on your blogs and then an early night for me.....