Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Some little mementos for my teams at work

As I said in my previous email I have retired!!!  As a parting gesture I thought I'd give both my teams at Eastbourne and Hastings just a little memento so they wouldn't forget me!!  As if they every could!!

At the crop I go to on Saturdays we have a very talented lady who loves making jewellery and little bead animals and bracelets called Chris.  She is a very clever lady.  A few months ago she showed us somethings she was making - tiny little animals made out of beads covered with seed beads - just perfect for me to give to all my ladies.

So I put my order in to Chris - 14 animals in all!  Cats holding a fish, dogs, pandas with bamboo, frogs with crowns on, chicks coming out of their shell and a little pink pig with a curly tail (I had to be very careful who I gave that one too!!).  The detail was unbelievable. 

I decided to make little boxes to show off Chris' little animals, so I made some tiny exploding boxes, using the template from Zoe Pierson at http://mrswonkas.blogspot.com/.  I must admit they did take a little while, but I was very pleased with the results.

Here are some of the lovely little animals Chris made:

The little frog with its crown.
The lovely little pig

The great cat with its fish

The cute dog

The adorable chick in its shell

and finally the little panda with its bamboo shoots!

Aren't they all gorgeous?

I'm happy to say the girls thought they were lovely too.  So thank you Chris and Zoe for your ideas!!

Bye x

Well I've done it!!

Well I am now officially retired, finally.  Friday was my last day.  I really was dreading it, but it wasn't too bad, in the end.  I've been at my current job since 1990 and in the hospital generally since 1983!  So quite a long time.  I told my team I did not want a fuss and bless them, they really fought my corner for me.  On the Wednesday they all brought cakes and gave me my presents, very informal.  They presented me with this enormous card and look at all the signatures!!

I couldn't believe it - they bought me a Kindle Touch, a pink leather cover, money to buy some books for my Kindle and a bottle of Brandy.  How lucky am I?

The other Medical Education Managers from the Deanery bought me a beautiful bucket of flowers - so beautiful.

Not to mention lots of individual cards too.

There were lots of tears on Friday but I got out as soon as possible.  A kind friend had arranged for me to meet up for supper and then we all played cards.  A lovely ending, figuratively, and the end of an era too.

Now I've got to keep myself occupied otherwise I'll just lie in bed all day!  So I'm planning on going round lots of garden nurseries and farm shops for the time being and I'm sure I'll find other things to occupy my time.

So hopefully I shall be boring you more with my blog in future!!

Bye x