I opened a letter this morning confirming I could start studying with the open university. This I need to say is a big deal for someone like me. Not that many years ago I remember taking a level one basic English exam and thinking, I'll be lucky to get through this one. Then I set off to drop some forms at a prison I used to reside in some years ago.
I think It's fair to say that my past is a little on the chequered side, I have from time to time walked on the wrong side on the law. A consequence of that has been a bit of time spent at her Majesty's pleasure. As such I still find it odd trying to get security clearance to go back in these places. But try I do. Maybe that has something to do with the letter I had this morning.