18 December 2009

Hmmm Bah Humbug

I have a long journey in front of me tomorrow, and have snow and ice today and overnight... it couldn't have held off until Sunday and given me a break lol still never mind, I have now written out my christmas cards, baked two desserts to take with me and dismantled the ratz cage having transferred them into temporary accommodation for the trip.

Just need to finish packing, tidying up and hoovering then a clean up before I am ready to leave. Still can't quite believe it, and today is technically my last day at work as I am on holiday next week. After nearly 30 years, I still remember my first days and have many highlights of my time at the University of the Back of Beyond, though there have also been many downs; one recent one was hearing of the recent death of a friend and colleague, tragically he was diagnosed with an agressive form of cancer and I only heard yesterday that he had passed away on Sunday. Charlie was one of the drivers in the MT section, and could always be guaranteed a smile and a joke when you met him, I think he would like to be remembered that way by all that knew him.

I will miss some of the people, but not the new regime that is in place. Where once the University was education with a sideline of business, now it seems to be a place where business rules with education on the sideline and in the long term this will do them no favours as staff are leaving with experience and skills much needed. Still not my problem any more, and I am looking forward to a fresh start.

I have my P45 and am ready to hit the work market at the Edge of the World, so anyone out there want a hard working, multi skilled person able to put their hands to most things IT (would have said most things but hopeless at DIY) please get in contact.


Kippers Dickie said...

Good Luck Sage and all the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
I expect you will be posting again when you get a broadband line sorted out.
Take care on those icy roads.
Cheers Bernard xx.

Kath said...

Yes, I would echo Bernards wise words, take care and have a good Christmas. 2010 will be an exciting year for you and I wish you every success. I look forward to continuing our Bloggy freindhsip when you get back on line, Kath XX

Kathy G said...

Good luck to you. Drive safely!

Fire Byrd said...

Safe journey. And here's to new beginnings and a different future.

Relax Max said...

Our thoughts are with you as you travel and start your new life-adventure in the place you love so well. Take care and have a nice Christmas. You mean a lot to all of us. :)

Joanne said...

Safe journey to you. You will be happt to hear that the edge of the world has no snow at present, so you should drive out of it.
Have a chilled out christmas, and take advantage of all of those free broadband accesses at the golden arches and such like to fill us in on how you are.
If you want to meet up once you are settled, just let us know x

sally-ann said...

Have a safe drive down to Cornwall and look forward to meeting up sometime soon x

Sorrow said...

trying to figure out where the "bah -humbug fits in???"

Hogday said...

All the best to you. As for education, when I left the po-lice I worked for a short while lecturing at an FE college on the public services courses. It was all about `bums on seats`, I was shocked and saddened.

Rach said...

Safe journey Sage and good luck with all your future holds....happy christmas if we don't see you before...take care..xx