Saturday, 10 July 2010

Victoria Plum has left the building ...

Yesterday was my last day at work before starting maternity leave ... I had been looking forward to leaving for months and had had an ongoing countdown going on in my calender ...

This morning I have woken up feeling a bit sad ... I'll miss the people I work with, they were lovely and made a sometimes slog of a job rather fun. I think I will miss the work too ... a little bit...for a while. It feels strange thinking that I won't be going back there for 10-12 months, and when I do, I will be in a new team doing something completely different.

The main reason I feel so sad is that my team made such an effort for me and made my last day so special.

Apparently, lots of ideas had been banded about - but it was (thankfully!) decided early on that the traditional curry and drinks in the office would not be so much fun for a pregnant lady! They thought about taking me out for afternoon tea (but decided that as I already had three planned - they wanted to do something different!).

So ... at 2.30pm yesterday afternoon, I headed off to the Peace Pagoda in Battersea Park for a picnic!!! It was lovely ... lots of lovely food and cake (my final baking for the team ... they will probably miss that more than they will miss me!!). We sat in the sunshine for hours - it was such fun!

They gave me lovely gifts ... a pretty necklace from Swarovski, inspired by the Mad Hatter from Alice in Wonderland ...

The photos don't really do it justice ... it is a gorgeous necklace with four cotton reels and a pair of scissors ... all encrusted with lovely, sparkly Swarovski crystal ...
And a book about Afternoon Tea (I quite like going out for afternoon tea y'know!) and some lovely tealights...
Not many people at work know about my blog ... but if, by chance, any of you are reading - thanks again for a lovely afternoon!!

7 comments:

VintageVicki said...

Maternity leave already!! Make the most of these few weeks of no-baby and have plenty of me time :)

Gorgeous necklace - what great workmates you have :)

Kandi said...

I adore your new necklace! Like Vicki says enjoy this time, I can't wait to see pics of the little one.
Kandi x

A Country Girl said...

Enjoy yourself and have lots of lovely rest. The necklace is beautiful.

Mary Poppins said...

What a beautiful necklace, enjoy your special time getting to bond with baby, and look forwrd to hearing when the stalk has landed
Love M

X

Scented Sweetpeas said...

I remember being really sad on my last day - I think it is missing people, a change in routine and a little bit of fear of the birth impending :-) Now make sure you rest before little one arrives - I didn't and am still regretting it to this day.

Just... Linda said...

I adore that necklace! Alice in Wonderland has long been my favorite book, and Johnny Depp my favorite actor - so I'm incredibly jealous of such a gorgeous trinket! :D

RosieP said...

Oh how lovely, what a good idea a picnic. Make sure you enjoy your last few weeks before baby comes, take time to rest as much as possible ready for the next exciting phase in your life.

Hugs RosieP x