Yes I've been offered it - about five minutes before I had to leave work to get my bus! I've got until 31 March to make up my mind but apart from the fact that I need to check one thing tomorrow I shall be sending the form back as soon as possible. Date - not negotiable - is 31 May.
I felt sort of shell shocked when I realised what the e-mail was but I don't have any doubts about it - this is what I want. I'm sure there will be moments when I wonder what I've done just as there are with any big decision but deep down I know it is the right thing for me at this moment. I've got so disillusioned with work that I just can't summon any enthusiasm for it. Then there's all the uncertainty still hanging over the future and the way the goal posts are moved every few minutes.
Talking of goal posts someone said today they felt as though they'd joined a team playing football but at half time they'd revamped the pitch and told the players they'd got to play rugby for the second half. Not a bad analogy I thought.