Terry Watts (sirterrywatts) wrote,
Terry Watts

Ready to start the year

So after a record number of consecutive days in the blistering 40degree heat of midsummer, it is almost time to get back to work. Thought the holiday season there was some serious work that has been compleated ready to start the year. However, there were also a few setbacks too.

The good news is that I have a new job. I live and work 5 days in Sydney on the Northern Beaches as a Science Teacher, in the fields of Chemistry and Biology. This is very good news and I am keen to start. I have already moved house over the Australia Day long weekend and we are ready to go this Wednesday.

The other good news is that I have bought and have been restoring an old British Landrover. In Australia, these are not very common, and they are also quite rare in the 5 door variant. Having spent the time to re-wire it, and also bring the outside appearance and rust issues under control. The only things left are the upholstery and the breaks which allways let them down. Afterwards, I will have an excellent classic car to drive on the odd weekends and to special events. One that is not filled with camping equipment all the time too, but that might change in the near future.

The bad news is that my classic Jaguar that was recently restored, was completely destroyed in an accident over the holiday season. Which is a huge disappointment as I almost never get to drive it, and have spent a lot of time thinking about it whilst on my year-long journey through the outback. We assume the person that hit it was not very intelligent. The car was parked outside the family home when someone ran into it. Hitting a parked car, you must be not right. Thankfully we might be compensated for the loss. But it has destroyed an irreplaceable favourite. Hence why another car is being worked on right now to at least cover the Discovery as it is in for maintenance from its treck around Australia.

Anyway: I am off to work and I am really nervous and excited to start a new job. Ultimately living this close to family and my local sailing club is a huge bonus, and motivation to make the position viable for years to come. I meet my new students for the first time on Wednesday!



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What a pity this beautiful silvery Jaguar has been destroyed. Your new car, however, is looking as neat as a new pin.

Good luck with the new school year!