Today was my last day at my job that I "quit" recently. It was sad to say goodbye, but I know that I will keep in touch with lots of the friends that I have made - my diary will be busy with "tea or coffee dates" before I know it.
I decided they all needed a treat so that they would not forget me too soon. Now I have to say that it was never mentioned as a requirement at interview, but you had to be a muncher to work in this office. If cake, chocolates, biccies were not your thing you would struggle as a lot of munching happens. Everyone is very kind and brings back lovely things from their hols or "just because" so the way to the hearts of this lot is through their tummies!
A large tin of chocs which are already on sale in the Christmas chocs display in my local supermarket - GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!! Already!!!!!!!!!!! Anyway, the munchers will like them.
I made a chocolate cake which was topped of course with sprinkles. No cake is complete without sprinkles. Even better I used my bundt tin again - and hubby thought it wouldn't get much use!
It didn't work quite as well as my last one did, as the ganache didn't thicken. I think it was because I was using milk, rather than dark chocolate. I didn't have any dark to hand. It made more of a glaze than an icing. Tasted good though.
Here it is before I left home this morning.
Here it is when I left the office at lunchtime.
It can't have tasted too bad!
A strange day really, I have never been so sad to leave a job as this. When I quit I was worried that I wouldn't miss it, but I was missing it last week already and I hadn't actually left then. As I said I will keep in touch. There is a charity fund raising event at the end of next month, and a book sale.... You can guarantee I will get roped in for that little lot and I will be glad to be asked.
My colleagues gave a me a lovely bouquet of flowers and a card with lots of lovely messages which was very kind.
I also had a lovely card from a longstanding client thanking me for my help and support which was really touching and if nothing else that made the last 5 years of work worth it.
In a way a sadder day than I thought it might be, but a cheery one too. Lots of good memories and good times to come. No idea what the new times will be, but bloggies you can be assured that you will hear all about it here!
This is just the start of a new beginning.