Monday, 30 June 2008

The Last Day in a Chapter

I am home, have handed in my keys and my pass, hugged my friends and colleagues and walked out of the work gates for the last time. I tried, I tried really hard and I couldn't try any longer. Now to a more relaxed time, where I can manage the not so good days a bit better. Find a more forgiving way to earn, one where I don't get angry with myself because I feel unable to give the job what I want to give it. So goodbye all and thank you, sorry it didn't work out. This really is a new time to Create and Grow.

I made some cupcakes to take in, they seemed to go down well and I really enjoyed making them.



It was fun watching which one people would go for, will it be a frog or perhaps an owl.

So what next?
Watch this space.

Saturday, 28 June 2008

A Stash Diet

A weary girl today, relief flowing thick and fast (leaving work) and a local crop to attend, to scrapbook and natter. A lovely day.

My friends have returned from CKU, an American 3 day crop with wonderful teachers and classes. And they brought back, in heavily laden suitcases, so much stuff including the Grunge Board I was after and some Cricut consumables. But my wonderful friends had also been shopping and with some of their stash received at CKU, made me a real treasure chest full of stash, a mini tote, card kits, so much. I thought you might like a pic.



To the title of today's blog, A Stash Diet. Today was the first time I have even contemplated going on a stash diet, this must be serious and probably has a lot to do with leaving my job. Stash is the beautiful, colourful, delightful ingredients required to decorate memorable memory books full of photos. So until I find a new income I am on a stash diet. Remember that when you are on a diet you can still eat, so I feel that when you are on a stash diet you can still acquire some stash but be restrained and sensible, buying only what you need. So with the wonderful treasures my friends bought me back from the states, today is a very good day to start.

Friday, 27 June 2008

My last day at work is on Monday. Today we had a team breakfast which was great to see everyone, including the bosses, together as my farewell.

A little aside, I have just spotted the word 'farewell', we use it as 'goodbye' but it is actually 'fare well'. That is rather a lovely meaning.

Anyway, I worked hard today, getting things straightened so as much of my work can be picked up as possible after I have gone. I also found it quite draining. I did a couple of goodbye e-mails but when I started reaching for the tissues I thought it was time to stop. You get lots of hugs though, I don't mind that bit.

I am looking forward to the future and whatever it may bring, exciting times. But first some time for me and so a little more blogging.