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My life has been very full the past week, make that two weeks, with lots of activities, action and adventures, here’s a brief low down and the highlights of a very fun and packed few days:

  • It was my last few days at Melon, and we had a little mini celebration/leaving thing at GBK in the Hub in Milton Keynes, very yummy burgers!
  • I then went off to the back of beyond in Wales for a mates Hen doo.  Comedy hotel (our bunk beds were in what appeared to be the annex/conservatory of the bar) and we did loads of crazy activities – first up was Coasteering (clamber along the cliff then fling yourself of and into the sea – 2 hours of freezing water and brain freeze was well worth it!) followed by a high ropes course and then a mud assault course – all ace fun, I still have the bruises to prove it!
  • Me and the H2B went off down to the new forest and stayed in a lovely b&b in Lyndhurst.  He wanted to go to Beaulieu motor museum, I wanted to see the ponies!
  • We then had a day in Bath at the Therma spa. The roof top terrace pool was very lovely and warm despite the overcast weather but the steam rooms were particularly nice – especially the lemon-grass flavoured one! 
  • Then back home and I went for a Body Polish Treatment – full exfoliation and then a delicious mosituriser – my skin has never been so smooth!
  • Boy then decided that as we had time off that we should do the high ropes Aerial extreme course in MK – it was windy and a bit damp but surprisingly scary and good fun all at the same time!
  • Followed by dinner at The Inn at Woburn for a friends b’day – very yummy sea bass and the best goo-ie chocolate brownie pudding ever!  Highly recommend this place, it feels really posh but the prices are surprisingly reasonable.
  • Sunday played rugby – a league game against Stoneygate, the ground was solid we all got our knees and elbows shreaded but won 10-0 fab game!

Now I’m in my new job at the Creation Agency and trying to learn the ropes and remember peoples names!  Just finished baking a lemon curd layer sponge cake, which unfortunately is a bit flat, but, never-the-less I think it’s going to be yummy!

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Not my last working week forever but my last at my current job.  Then I’ll be enjoying a nice mini-break in the New Forest and Bath for a couple of days before preparing for the start of the new job.

So what to do? They’ve not got a replacement for me yet so I’m writing detailed handover notes of basically everything and anything I do currently, which surprisingly is quite a lot when you have to list it all down! So, from my point of view it’s all there for who ever needs or wants to know.

But then what?  I’ll probably have the last 2 or 3 days faffing and tidying maybe… any suggestions? I do need to finish planning CK’s hen doo…

I’m both anxious and excited and sad all at the same time to be leaving my current work.  I’ve been here just under two years and have learnt an awful lot – this place has actually helped me to focus on a career path which I enjoy and really get me going on it.  Of course I’ll miss the crazy, slightly strange people here (you’ve got to be a bit odd to work in the creative industry, I know I am!) especially as we’re just a small unit (small business with only 8 employees) so when people leave, I know from experience that it makes a big difference.

However, I’m keeping focused on my new role which is at a bigger agency with a lot more responsibility.  I thank fate for finding this job for me.  The short story is – I almost got made redundant/asked to go part time, so I updated my CV and started writing to companies I liked the look of, these guys replied and asked me to come in for a chat.  No job was advertised but they thought I’d fit in well and I was the ‘sort of person’ they like at their agency, so it’s a new role that I can totally make my own.  A daunting but incredibly exciting prospect!

So, any tips on how to prepare for starting a new job?  I’ve only thought of two – updating my wardrobe and spending a few hours in Paperchase deciding on which new notepad will most suit my new job.

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