All the other admin staff gathered together in our office yesterday to give Darrell, Nigel and I a small mid-morning soiree of a Bon Voyage To Evesham type nature. It was emotional ……. but there was a slight air of romance …. with strewn balloons and a plethora of banners.
…… the odd Pringle, a vegetarian option cheesy roll and assorted savoury coated nuts, not to mention chocolate brownies, carrot cake and chocolate chip Hob Nobs!!!
There was also a platter of melon and pineapple and several boxes of grapes in homage to our stringent and renowned 5 a day regime.
…….. and then Nigel surprised everyone by making a most wonderful speech, recounting his many happy memories of working in school and our most fortunate trips abroad, to The Czech Republic, Rome, Pompeii and Sorrento and finally Iceland…… and then thanked everyone for all their good wishes by inviting them all to stay with us to Evesham when we are eventually settled, at which point I felt the need to perhaps gag him ………. but he did do us proud! Poor Darrell on the other hand was rendered incapable of anything, and had to have his buffet put in a Tupperware box for later when his power of swallowing finally returned!
We have one more day to go ……… I am not sure if Darrell will be able to get through it!!!!