Thursday 27 November 2008

Bubbles, Cake & Man Flu

After a bleak start to the week, I arrived at my desk yesterday to find these sitting waiting for me. It took a little prompting before I worked out that it was one year since our company moved to our new premises. In the past year, four companies have been brought together and although it's been stressful at times, we've all integrated rather well. I thought it was a lovely gesture to have these waiting on each member of staff's desk.

I've achieved very little on the writing front this week, though I have managed some research, and now that a big lunch that I was supposed to be going to on Saturday has been postponed, I should have more time for writing than I'd expected. Mind you, I'm out that evening for a girly get-together, which will entail bubbles, and a sore head for most of Sunday, if past experience is anything to go by.

It's poor R's turn to be ill now, and unfortunately for the rest of us, he's suffering from man-flu. To be honest, he really isn't well, and has a ghastly cough as well as all the other symptoms. I'm hoping he gets better very soon, for both our sakes :)


Lane Mathias said...

What a lovely start to your working day! Did you drink it at lunch or save it?

Hope R gets better soon:-)

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

Wow, I wish I could find things like that on my desk at work. But then I'd have to have left them there, which would kind of spoil it, I think.

I too hope R recovers quickly.

Pat Posner said...

Oh, what a nice gesture!

And research counts.

Hope R recovers very soon.

HelenMWalters said...

I'd love to find something like that on my desk, but as I work from home I fear it isn't likely :(

Annie Wicking said...

Have a great time with your friends, who knows what inspiration maybe hit you while you are enjoying yourself.

Have a great weekend,


Jayne said...

What a lovely gesture! I love it! Sorry to hear the illness is doing the rounds, maybe your night out will be just what you need. And research def counts!!! xx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

lane - thanks, R is having an early night for once. I managed to save it for the evening.

zinnia cyclamen - lol. Hopefully he will feel a little better tomorrow.

pat posner - it was lovely. That's true, research does count.

helenmh - Ooh but I'd rather work from home.

Annie W - they will probably be very inspiring.

Hope you have a lovely weekend too.x

mummy - it was much appreciated. It was very thoughtful.

I've sent R to bed, so hopefully he'll be better soon.x

Carol said...

Awwww, I think that was a lovely gesture!!

Sorry to hear you've had the dreaded lurgy....hope R feel's better soon and that you have a lovely weekend with the girls!!

C x

Christina Phillips said...

How lovely to find that on your desk! What a good start to the day!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

carol - it was, wasn't it?

Thanks, hope you have a relaxing weekend and hope it all calms down over there sometime soon.

christina phillips - it certainly cheered everyone up.

Casdok said...

Its these little gestures that mean so much :)

Jenny Beattie said...

Four companies? Wow, it's an achievment that integration has been good. It's often so difficult.

Sorry to hear R has the bug now. It does get rather dull when it goes around everyone. Sympathy can be stretched somewhat, eh?

Have a lovely time on Saturday.

Flowerpot said...

What a lovely start to the week - and most deserved I'm sure. Hope the invalid recovers soon and have a great Saturday.

Ladybird World Mother said...

Would love to take a picture of whats on my desk! What isn't, more like.
Glad you feel better... and have a lovley girls night on Saturday. Get those stomach laughter muscles working!

Kat W said...

Wow - that is a nice gesture. Not many companies bother with the thank you details anymore.

Michelle showed me your article in My Weekly - it was fab. And now Michelle and I are star struck as we tell people we know you!

Hope R gets better soon. My hubbie has just got over man flu (which like R was, to be fair, proper flu). You feel sorry for them but men sure are trying when ill, a real strain on your sympathy.

Kat :-)

claire p said...

Ah yes, man-flu, bless them.

Your weekend sound fun, hope you enjoy it.

Research definatly counts, it has to be done sometime. I have to admit to writing first and researchng later, then going back and changing stuff if needed.

Melissa Amateis said...

Girls night out is a MUST. I always really enjoy mine. Hope you have fun!

Fiona Mackenzie. Writer said...

How lovely to find such goodies on your desk - and well deserved.

Debs, your piece - a whole page! - in Woman's Weekly was fab.

Anonymous said...

Hope R gets well soon. What a brilliant start to the day! make sure you enjoy ur night out!!xx

Tamsyn Murray said...

Well done on the feature - excellent stuff!
Poor R, hope he gets better soon and you aren't too worn out from caring for him. I saw a "Man Flu Survivial kit" on sale in Boots, complete with little bell. It didn't say where you have to insert in though.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

casdok - they certainly do.

jj - the integration has been tiring but has worked well.

R is feeling a little better now, but has passed it on to me.


flowerpot - the invalid is slightly better, but has been generous and passed it on!

LadybirdWM - thanks, I'm looking forward to it.

katw - glad you liked the MW article, lol re being starstruck.

My sympathy has grown thin, but now I've got it, I'm feeling a little guilty!

claire p - thanks.

I enjoy researching, most of the time, I have to admit.

melissa marsh - thanks, it should be fun.

fiona - thanks, it was fun finding them there when i arrived.

Thanks too re the article, glad you liked it.

motherx - r is feeling much better, thanks.

Looking forward to tonight.

tam - love the idea of the Man Flu Survival kit, lol re the bell!!