|Andrew and Jenny dropped over some of their ripe tomato crop - yummo!|
Pasta sauce bottling time me thinks.
Hi folks - why the maths?
Well, this is what I have been doing over the last two years:
480 working days x 2.5 hours x 2 trips (there and back) = 2400 hours spent on the train over the last two years. Up at 4:15am and back home again 6:30pm at the earliest every day. Phew!
Three and a half more weeks and this will end. It has been an experience that's for sure. I have spent 90% of my travel hours reading emails, studying work documents, planning and reflecting on work.....sometime I indulge in a little diversional reading to keep my sanity in place too.
|My scintillating view every day from|
the back of the train carriage.
This carriage quickly fills the closer
I get to Sydney each morning.
In three and a half weeks I go on two weeks leave then take up my substantive position in an office local to me. I will be able to sleep in till six am every morning....such a luxury. The best thing will be again having time to live a simpler life.....cooking, organising my home, gardening, restoring antique organs, soap making, reading, attending to the chickens, enjoying daylight at home at both ends of the day (how novel), blogging both blogs, sleep (proper amounts), stockpiling, decluttering, slowing down and being content....and I truly do have so much to be content about.
|Indulging in some sanity reading whilst squeezed into my little corner.|
18 days to go folks. I will be very, very sad to leave my staff in Sydney, they have been nothing short of wonderful and I have forged many meaningful relationships over the last two years of my secondment - however getting my life back again will also be wonderful.
|Autumn is on the way - the rains|
Now, what to do on my two weeks leave?.....Mrs HM has a little frugal road trip planned I think - we'll see.
Take care and stay nice.