We had a sleep in Saturday followed by an enormous and lovely cooked breakfast courtesy of James's mum, then set off for a day of driving and sightseeing in the countryside. Made our way through Poole, Swanage, Weymouth, Portland, Corfe and a few others I can't remember!
Another lazy sleep in Sunday was followed by a shorter and somewhat more pleasant coach trip back (but never again, next time it's the train!!).
But all in all a perfect weekend away before I started my new job this week....am officially a UK civil servant contractor/project manager. What was I thinking, back into the public sector! But 3 days in I'm enjoying the work and the people are lovely. It's great finally feeling like I'm living here instead of being bored at home and getting despondent about my job searching. Plus if you throw in the few eccentrics (ie. nutters) that you always get in the public service it makes for a rather entertaining day ;)
Will say hi to Her Maj for you all (she's my neighbour, work building is right near Buckingham Palace....maybe I'll run into her at Friday afternoon drinks? Shall I get her a beer, a cider or a G&T do you think? Or perhaps she should get me one!!).
Sunset over Portland
Sign in Corfe.....obviously didn't get on with the in-laws?
On the walk up to Corfe Castle.