It was my last week at M&P last week, and after 9 years with the company as you can image it was an emotional goodbye. I was fully spoilt by my team, to start with they decorated my desk in a whole manner of things...
The postage stamp bunting they bought me was fantastic, that was a little joke as ever since my
NOTHS launch I have spent every lunchtime at the post office :)
They had this little badge made for me to, it said "Just done 9 years", Apparently they had to explain to the maker and seller of these personalised badges that i was in fact leaving a company and hadn't just got out of prison-ha ha!
When the afternoon came I was showered with loads of lovely prezzies and given a fantastic leaving presentation which I blubbed my way through. It was utterly embarrassing crying in front of that many people but it was sad to think of leaving everyone behind.
One of my best friends from work (the talented Nicola Pea) Went on to read me a poem she had written all about moi- that tipped me over the edge into serious crying mode! Here's a tiny little snippet...(it was long and some of it is to personal to share)
Designer extraordinaire with a creative flare,
the buttons go here and the ribbons go there,
what will we do without you to arrange the supply,
looking for trims might be a lucky surprise.
We've enjoyed many nights out and of course the regular fuddle
trips to Paris and London and through a massive Scottish puddle!
In a hotel overnight then usually how it went was
I cant sleep in my room the walls are thinner than a tent!
a snorer, a cult, a noisy neighbour or two, knock knock, "oh hello can I please share with you."
So Elise we do love you,we know you do like, I perfect friendship that we all did strike.
You have been great to work with and so much fun, we just want you to know we will all miss you a tonne xx
I will really treasure this poem.
So I have flown the nest and Its time to give Button Box my all, I'm so excited about the future and so grateful to all the great friends and customers I have for there support and encouragement.
Goodbye m&p and years of "Welcome to the world" its been emotional :) xxx