Hi there everyone 😀
I was really struggling with the subject for Kate's photo scavenger hunt today, which is look up or look down, and didn't think I was going to be able to find anything to contribute.
Having racked my brains I opted for a bit of a trip down memory lane. Back to 2005 when I was still working, pre blogging, when budgets were generous, the value of recognition of employees was understood and the cost of flights was cheap.
Having worked for the same organisation for 30 years I guess it’s inevitable that there were ups and downs. When I look back now I can clearly see that both were linked to the leaders and the teams that I worked with.
A particular highlight was a fabulous ‘Christmas do’ which actually constituted of a couple of days in Paris.
I have to say I was more nervous about going than excited ... but it ended up being one of the most fabulous trips ever.
We did all the touristy things ... the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, Notre Dame, an open top bus tour, lunch in a Cafe, dinner in a restaurant on the Champs Elysee and all night drinking in a bar close the hotel for some, followed by catching the early morning sun at the Sacre Coer.
There are not many of the old team left in situ ... most having either retired, like me, or moved on as part of, what seemed like, an annual restructure ... or 'cull' as it used to be known.
Anyway here are my photos for this week ... looking up ... at night ...
... and another by day ... which I turned into small photo canvasses as gifts for close colleagues when the team got broken up ...