After leaving my job at Softwire I spent a brief period being a push-bike courier in London which was great fun. 11 hours a day of cycling through London, delivering upwards of 20 packages a day throughout the city. Paid per package about £1-3.45 depending on the client.
I also spent some time doing a motorbike course. I managed to put my foot down during the module 1 (which is the easy playground bit) which caused an immediate fail. I retook and passed with just 3 minors over both module one and two a week later. Immediately I went out and bought a Suzuki GSX 650 in baby blue which is stunningly powerful and incredibly beautiful.
I won’t mention how quickly I have ridden this thing as my Mum may stumble across the page!