This was my last day of working for the Census.magnum ice cream

The sun had returned after its midweek break and all that remained was to top and tail my paperwork and hand everything back to my supervisor. I had looked into the possibility of continuing in a different role for another couple of weeks, but decided against it, as I have other commitments.

The last three weeks have been amazing. I’ve visited places that I hardly knew existed and met the most extraordinary and fascinating people.

I celebrated the end of my job with an ice cream (actually a Magnum bar, which, at 260 kcals, is practically a health food) – after all, I’d earned it.