So week 2 is done and dusted and I’ll soon be heading back up to the Midlands for week 3. This week has been a bit of a rollercoaster ride if I am honest on the one hand I found the lodging situation much better and even managed to avoid eating in the Star and Garter a couple of times plus I got to return home to Bristol Thursday evening which was nice. However the work side of things continues to leave me with more questions than answers as well as some concerns about the scope of the job in reality as compared to my expectations. Maybe this is to be expected and it remains early days but it makes settling down properly difficult for the time being.
I also gave in and went back on the booze this weekend. I managed 6 weeks without a drink which is longer than I’ve gone in about 15 years and was feeling much better and even losing a little weight. That said though my social life was suffering and I think the whole new job, living away and giving up drinking was a bit too much all at the same time! Going to try and exercise some moderation in the future though and drinking on a school night remains off the cards.