My first day of training was pretty relaxed and easy. The second day was a little bit more intense. Being the way that I am, I started panicking half way through because of the time of my train back to Gateshead! I must be the worst person when it comes to time related stress. I am obsessed! I always make sure I wake up at least 3 hours before my shifts so I have time to shower, get dressed, eat and leave the house…and…if by any chance I accidentally forget something or leave something behind…I still need to have time to go back home, grab it, and make it to work on time! This is my life´s philosophy. So, as you can imagine, I always get to work about an hour earlier. That gives me time for another coffee, and to relax before my shifts start. I love being able to do that.
By the end of the second day, I made my way back to King's Cross St. Pancras station and got on the 6:00pm train back to Newcastle. I have two things to say about this journey: first…my seat was a table seat! YES! I got to pull my computer out and write throughout the entire journey. Second…Unfortunately I was on the wrong side of the train for "sunset/photography lovers". I genuinely have to say I have witnessed the best sunset I've ever seen in my entire life, and wasn't even able to take pictures, because of the train movement and because there were people sitting next to me. I tried to grab my camera and zoom it to the other side of the train, but all I got on my pictures was a bald headed and some nice but blurry colours of the sky. But just so you have an idea….it was already pretty dark, and the sun was so low, practically disappearing. But it looked just like a giant fire ball. The sky was red, orange and dark blue all at the same time. It was already night, but the sun was still going down, and so the sky had these layers of different colours...It was the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.
I got home super tired. I just wanted to go to bed but the day after I had my first day of actual practical training at the Gosforth restaurant. I´m going to be there for two weeks, until I permanently move to the metro centre restaurant. I hope you didn't find this post too boring, I will keep you updated with any news. Take care.