I left my job of the last 9+ years on 8 May.
A friend emailed me with "what are your plans?".
This is most of my answer:
The short answer is that I'm not much of a planner.
I will get back into writing Fortnightly Mailing more consistently. Tweet less, write more.
I fantasise about spending more time:
- reading the books that are stacked up on the floor of my office;
- practising the piano for the lessons I've been having for the last four or so years;
A close friend has just bought two fields a shortish distance away (see below) that she intends to make back into a traditional hay meadow. I will help her with that.
I already spend quite a bit of time being an FE college Governor and earlier this year I was appointed for a second four year term.
I used to be quite good at advising and representing people on employment issues. If Citizens' Advice Bureaux will have me I may put myself forward as a volunteer.
I am standing for election - in a crowded field - to the Board of the Open Rights Group.
[Small edits 17 May 2012.]