There is much new building a foot at work which heralds a year or so of mahooosive change …. and Darrell has been keeping a keen and diligent eye on of what looks like “city” of demountables being erected on the tennis courts and field …..
….. because he will be one of the first to be relocated to a new, temporary office over there, thus ensuring that his work as “Confidential Shredding Operative” can continue unabated and unhindered …..
“It’s going to be sooooooo romantic” he says “ ….. our new office will be like a £9.50 Sun Holiday chalet but with desks and telephones and surrounded by protective barriers!”
When the time to finally move arrives Darrell has been told that he will be furnished with a large plastic purple crate which will afford safe passage for all his worldly office equipment from one building to the other …..
However, despite his robust excitement and bravado I fear there will also be a few heavy and most probably moist blowing of noses as the packing begins to gather apace ……. This will indeed be the end of an era and the beginning of an new epoch for all of us ….. an epoch which will see our once thronging and industrious office turned into a corridor, linking the Music Department to The Food Technology one, in the first instance …… and all our adventures, trials and tribulations, echoing laughter and many happy nomming experiences will become hazy memories ............ lost spirits ….. floating in the ether of progress ……..