This might be my last blog entry for a short while.
Don’t worry, I’m not undergoing any urgent medical treatment, and my passion for boring you all with my life is still as great as when I started as a blogging virgin just a few short months ago. It’s just that, after today, I will no longer be working in my lovely home town of Sandbach, and I don’t know how much free time before work (and during my lunch break) I will get from now on, to enjoy my passion for writing utter shit.
For the past three years, I have enjoyed the shortest commute to work I could possibly have (without actually working from home), and have become – or at least felt – a part of the community in which we live.
I’ve had more (albeit limited) responsibility and freedom too.
I can understand why, economically, the decision was taken to close (sorry, “relocate”) the Sandbach office, and for me to move (in employment terms) back to Poynton, where I worked for my current firm for 5 years before moving to Sandbach – but it doesn’t really make it any less of a disappointment.
I’ll now return to my 45-minute-each-way commute, the additional fuel costs that daily journey will entail (about 12,000 additional miles a year) and a smaller, more cramped, office.
I’ll even miss the quirky ‘does-he-have-a-knife?’ window-lickers you encounter on a daily basis in Sandbach. Sure, Poynton has it’s nutters (arguably one more, once I move back), but they haven’t got the same level of comedic stupidity that many Sandbachians do.
Still, it’s not all bad news. Poynton has a Greggs at least.
So long Sandbach office, it’s been a blast.