Nadine and Ange in an old Oak wood (Sessile, hillside oaks of which there are not many left in this area gave this valley it's name - "Derwenna" being the Celtic word for oaks, leading to the Derwent river and Derwent valley. Here endeth the lesson...)
- My work and work colleagues. I've known for a while how much I enjoy my job. It perfectly suits me (well, there are always aspects you like less than others but on the whole perfectly...). My colleagues are a laugh too and there's little political infighting and much laughing. Soooo much better than any other place I've worked.
- The ability to learn. I'm loving my french class. I've made another one of those learning steps where you suddnely reach another level and can appreciate that my conversational ability is markedly better than it was even a few months ago. Yesterday my teacher and I managed an unprepared and relatively fluent few minutes chat on the oldest conjoined twins in the world (they had been on a Channel 5 documentary she had watched the night before). You can't plan for needing that sort of vocab!!