I've really enjoyed being out and about in the car of a weekend; I find I don't get bored with it and can just drive and drive and drive. A couple of weeks ago, I headed southwards on the A1 towards Berwick-Upon-Tweed before driving back up to Edinburgh via Coldstream. I didn't let on to the kids that they were in England until they saw the "Scotland Welcomes You" sign just after crossing Coldstream Bridge! A nice wee surprise for them and something for them to tell their pals at school the next day. I've also enjoyed visiting places I haven't been for around thirty years; lovely scenic places such as Anstruther, Callander and Loch Lomond. I'm really looking forward to going back during the summer months.
The second achievement was gaining a hard-won promotion at work; I start in just over a week's time. The position is a dual-site role: I'll be primarily based near Glasgow, but will also spend regular time in North West England. So no more Stagecoach buses in and out of Edinburgh for me.
Good job I passed my test then, eh?