Tuesday 19 July 2011

Birthdays at Work

I work with a really nice group of people, mostly girls.  The daily ground gets broken up by spur of the moment group discussions about diets (apparently eating pepperami non-stop is a good thing, Haribos aren't....), what was on tv last night (popular subjects being The Apprentice, Game of Thrones and Hollyoaks - the latter isn't something I join in with) and office gossip.

The best part of working with such a lovely group of girls is that when birthdays, engagements, leavings and pregnancies come around, we like to go to town on making sure that the person in question turns up to a desk lavishly decorated with banners, streamers, balloons and confetti.  Although the desks will never win any design or display awards, it makes us the centre of attention for the day and cheers up our workspace.  

This is my attempt this evening....
Treats are always brought in by the birthday princess.  Asda do an amazing range of "2 for..." offers on sweet treats which normally feature heavily in the selection.  There's the moments of tension when you can see the treats just sitting there but no one dares go to grab some first.  The email goes out around the department: "birthday treats at my desk!" and then the crowds descend to grab a handful.  I always wish I could think of something more original and tasty than everyone else for my birthday treats but alas - it's usually off to Asda for me!

Saturday 9 July 2011

The Beginning...

Mr Jones proposed to me on the 30th April 2011 at Whipsnade zoo on the slope behind the bird show.  Apparently I was going to have the question popped by the penguins with the amazing view in the background while we had a picnic but I ruined it all by wanting to go and see the penguins first


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