Tuesday, 26 July 2011


I am so, so sorry I have not been around. As you know I am now working Full Time from the new site, an hours commute each way, and to be honest it is absolutely killing me. By the time I get home I am only spending 45 minutes with Aidan before he goes to bed, once he has gone I have my chores to do and then finally sit down to something to eat and a rest.


On Friday I was told that my request for Redundancy was approved should I still wish to take it. I thought long and hard over the weekend, was I mad to even think of leaving a job in this climate, would I be better off sticking with it, would I regret my missed time with Aidan?
In the end I decided that I have never heard anybodys deathbed words to be "I wish I had spent more time at work" so I told my boss on Monday that I would like to take Voluntary Redundancy. All I am waiting for now is my leave date :-)

Its going to be scary, at times it may be quite hard financially. No matter how hard life gets, I will have a life and not just an existance spent on Motorways and missing my family. Aim initially is to be a stay at home Mummy, getting bump number 2 is a work in progress! If that doesn't work out then I will get a part time job, I've looked through some job sites and theres actually quite a few things I could do.

Will keep you posted!


  1. Hi PFVicky,

    Lovely to see your back!

    I think you said it all :

    I will have a life and not just an existance spent on Motorways and missing my family.

    You've made the right choice.

    Sft x

  2. Thanksyou SFT, I feel at peace with my decision. A weight has been lifted from me now the choice has been made :-)

  3. Hi PF, have been gallavanting around, hence only just seeing your post. I think you have made a very good choice. When we think of how life is spent, we tend to remember the good times and work doesn't always come in to that! This way you can have the life you want and the freedom to enjoy it.

    Best of luck with it all.xx


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