Monday, December 04, 2006

Day One

Here. In Barnstaple. Day One of the new adventure.

One thing to say: it rains a lot in North Devon. And, the wind blows. Forget about umbrellas. You just have to accept that you'll get wet.

Compared with the last job - here's the desk, get on with it - this is somewhat different. There's a two week induction plan with meetings fixed, hours set aside for reading, invites to Christmas lunches etc.

There's a slight difficulty with the workstation. It's four floors away from the rest of the team and is only available for a month. By then there should - theoretically - be space to relocate and interact with the new work chums. That is, if I can get away from the induction plan and start doing some work.

Home. For this week and next, it consists of a 10 foot square box in an old famrhouse on the outskirts of town. There's free range eggs in the morning, a warm-ish shower and paper thin walls so the guy next and I can hear each other fart.

Uniquely, the landlord is Devon born and bred. That's about the first I've met on the few excursions to the area.

Well, entertainment tonight is "Borat" at Screen 3 of the local Odeon shoebox.

No pictures, sadly. Might have to figure out how to download at an internet cafe.

See you soon!

:: Posted by pete @ 17:06