Sunday 2 February 2014

My Last Week

I had a top last week at work.  I started out on Monday with my last visit to the Area Office in Hinckley, where I have been based for more years than I can remember.  I'd already had a clear-out of 30 years worth of 'stuff' over Christmas, so there wasn't too much to do.

I got to see John and Caroline which was lovely and I visited Tina at home to hand in my keys, as she was off for the day.  I got to meet Maddie (her new puppy), so gorgeous, before heading off down The Fosse to Swindon for one last time.

I managed to catch up with loads of old friends whilst in Swindon, people I'd not seen for years.  I squeezed in a last visit to the Rendezvous for all you can eat Chinese with Charlotte, Catherine, Lucy and Helen, lovely.  Big thanks to the girlies for the bracelet, I love it, and the chat about cashback sites, selling stuff on e-Bay and looking for bargains.

On my last day, I was spoiled rotten, with cards and gifts and bets as to what time the tears would come.  I think I did quite well. We managed a last visit to Fratello's for pizza, for my leaving lunch.  Mmmmmmmmm pizza, my fave.

I am so pleased I managed to catch up with so many people this week, and I've been overwhelmed by how lovely everyone has been.  Whilst I am really excited about the future it was sad saying good bye to lots of friends.

I have been committed to blogging, as having mentioned it as a bit of a random idea, the team have set me up a 'domain' (I think that's what you call it anyway) and I guess it would be incredibly rude not to deliver.

A massive thank you to all my work friends and colleagues for all your gifts, kind words and good wishes.  I will miss you all loads.

One of my post work objectives was to learn how to use our new digital SLR camera, the Canon EOS 700D.  Martin and I spent 2 hours in the kitchen having our first real play with the camera and the tripod to take pictures of my leaving gifts.  I hope you like them.  I have also managed to find a Website that allows you to build collages, really easily.  It's called PicMonkey and I would most definitely recommend it.  There are loads of YouTube clips showing you how to get started.


  1. Wow!! What a great start to your new project.'s brilliant matey :)) Cant wait to follow your journey. ....keep it coming!!!

  2. I love this! Miss you already Xx

  3. Cameras...strange really people mostly fall into one of two SLR camps, the Canon or Nikon. I'm a Nikon man myself but there we go.
    Another thing for your to do list maybe, plot the family tree! That can take you interesting places while pottering!


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