Country Life

As week two draws to a close and I begin week three at my new job, I thought I would take the time to sit down and share with you how things have gone so far. I now have two consecutive days off a week, which is kinda weird and has thrown my routine out, but I’ll get used to that I’m sure.  It may not seem like a big deal to the average person, but to an aspie, routine is a very key part of life.  Fortunately, it’s not affected me that much and it means wecan plan to go away for a night if we want to.  Every cloud has a silver lining, etc.

The place itself is a very cosy little affair complete with not one, but two real fires, which, even in the balmy English summertime, are occasionally lit.  There is something wonderfully primitive about the crackle, pop and smell of burning logs; watching the flames flickering, while outside the raindrops dance down the window panes.  This, combined with stimulating conversation on a number of subjects – and no, football is not one of them thank goodness, as I have no interest in the sport whatsoever. I’m talking current affairs, history, literature, etc, and then once a week we have some great live music from some very talented bands and singers.  Last week’s was right up my street, with covers of Greenday, U2, Blink 182, etc, and traditional hand-made, wood-fired pizzas, so you can guarantee the place is packed to the rafters and jumping, which is somewhat surprising, as we are tucked away off the beaten track.

All in all, I think that this is the way forward for me.  Even after just a couple of weeks I’m already starting to feel very settled and really comfortable.  I love it!

Stay Safe X


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