Unpredictability - Good for your health

Our modern life is based on organising an environment free from the unexpected. The house needs to be as stable and reliable as possible. The job as safe as possible. Nothing should break down. Nothing but what we predict, should occur.
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Tuesday, 22 February 2011

A new job - and in my van again

Last night I drive the van to a campsite in Chichester - about an hour's drive.  The site is very busy due to it being the period of school holidays at the moment.  It is however, still very quiet and peaceful.  My van, being twenty years old, is definitely the oldest van on site.  Either side there are expensive mobile homes, but I don't care - I am happy to be here, with everything I need to feel relaxed and comfortable.  Also, the Ford Transit Mark 3 is a class act, in my humble opinion.

I do not have a shower in my van, so it's important that the site's showers are clean and give out plenty of warm water.  Here they are so nice I could spend an hour under the spray.  I have the shower in the evening rather than the morning as this is always been a preference for me.

I wake up this morning at 5.00 am as I usually do, then quickly fell asleep again to be woken up at 7.00 by the alarm on my phone.  During the night I had to turn the heater off as it was simply too warm.  But there was a definite nip to the air in the van.  I switch the heater on and heat water for coffee in the microwave.  Ahh, that first coffee in the morning is heavenly.

I get ready and walk around to the nearest station - a ten minute walk at most, and get on the 8.13 train to my destination in Havant.  It only takes 9 minutes to reach my destination station.  The office is a fifteen minute walk and I enter the building, get my pass and begin my first day.

The atmosphere is so relaxing.  My previous job, playing the role of the consultant, was always a bit on the hectic side as there was always the imperative to get the job done in a short period of time.  I seem to get on well with the other guys.  They are mostly dressed in jeans and t-shirts, while I still wear the trouser and shirt, though without the tie.  Maybe next week I will turn up in jeans - wow that sure is laid back.

I finish at 4.00 pm and get the train home.  I microwave a chicken curry and make a decaf coffee.  The radio is on and the life is good..  That was my day and I enjoyed it to be sure.  How was your day?


  1. It will take some getting used to your new lifestyle! Its a massive change, and glad to hear that you sound so positive about it all! But, lay off the ping grub, its amazing what you can cook, and you have the time to experiment now! How about an electric steamer or a slow cooker!? Jools & "M" at http://ourlifeinacaravan.blogspot.com

  2. ping grub! lol

    Agree though, that stuff is rubbish.Doesn't take long to stew up some fresh vegetables on a gas or primus ring.