My last day at work was Thursday (although officially my last day was Friday). It was surreal and really didn't feel much like my last day, except that when I went into my office, I didn't have a desk to sit at. Luckily, the day was filled with meetings and eating so I wasn't in the office much.
My going away morning tea was lovely, we held it outside as it was beautiful, sunny and warm despite the forecast predicting rain.
Lethal Gluten Free chocolate cake! It originally said 'We will miss you Jen' now it just says 'Miss Jen'
As my leaving present, I was given a lovely set of pearls which I had actually bought myself! When you work in events, you become terribly practical and I knew the others in the office wouldn't have time to go out and buy a gift (the first and biggest event of the year is fast approaching). So, as I still had my work credit card, I offered to buy it for them. Armed with an amount I was allowed to spend, off I went.
I initially thought I'd buy a watch, but I'm quite picky when it comes to those things and nothing took my fancy. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted when, pearls magically popped into my head - I've wanted some real ones for a long time. I was lucky enough to find a beautiful strand of fresh water pearls that happened to be 20% off which meant I could also get some pearl studs as well. I love them! They are beautiful.
I am wearing my earrings, but you can't see them because my hair is in the way!
I made sure I didn't say any good byes, only 'see you laters', as I plan to go back the day before we leave Dunedin and do all of that. There was no reason to say good bye just then...
Now we only have one more week in this house and its looking decidedly empty, which is a good thing, but also a little sad.
I'm going to pop off and enjoy the afternoon now as its become warm and sunny,
Have a lovely weekend all,