This my second go at Reasons To Be Cheerful from the brilliant Mummy from the Heart Go and take a look at the others on her blog!!
I am a bit late with my reasons to be cheerful as I was a little busy Thursday and Friday. However it was the reason for being cheerful, so had a good excuse
My first reason for being cheerful is I was actually let loose and 'allowed' to travel to London for my boss's leaving do. (I'm recovering from a hysterectomy and everyone is being very protective, to the point Tuesday was the first time I was allowed out alone and that was only to post a letter! So this was monumentous!)
Before I continue I have to clear up I am not for one minute suggesting I was looking forward to the fact he was leaving, its the actual act of being well enough to travel to say goodbye. I couldn't not go to be honest.
It was a sad occasion, he has been my manager for over nine years, but his face was a picture when we (more on that next) walked in. We hadn't told him we were coming and it actually made the 6 foot 2 inch Geordie cry (although he maintains it was a just a bit dewy eyes) It was a pleasure to work with him, I'm extremely sad to see him go, but pleased I made him cry! (I know, perverse, but that's how I roll)
My second reason to be cheerful was I got to spend time with Joanne, one of my best friends. We both used to work for the dewy eyed Geordie and became very good friends. It was a geographically diverse team, and we wouldn't physically see each other from one month to the next, but technology is brilliant for keeping in touch. So when she offered to act as my chaperon and agreed to meet me at Paddington, escort me to the hotel and venue and ensure no bags were carried in the process, it was a rare occasion for us to catch up face to face. And we didn't stop gassing the whole time!
And lastly, the party itself. It was amazing to catch up with people I hadn't seen for months (I hadn't seen my boss or a colleague since before Christmas, because we live all over the country) and in some cases years. Plus I also met up with people who I had only known previously through Twitter. So now I have new 3D images and voices to connect to their tweets as well as the more traditional avatar's pictures!
So I've had an eventful week, which kept me cheerful with anticipation at the beginning and triggered remembering's of fond memories of times in the past at the end.