Saturday, July 23, 2005

A Wedding in July!

Tracy and Alex's Wedding - The weather was amazing (much like the bride); the groom handsome and the boys and girls played and enjoyed; Jack stayed up late! 

Monday, July 18, 2005

Singapore to London Return!

A meeting with a (tempting to say old - sorry Willin!) University friend in London. WIllin studied Law at Nottingham and has just opened a restaurant in Singapore! (See the links.)  

Sunday, July 17, 2005

A Typical English Garden Party?

A fantastic Sunday afternoon was had by all when we celebrated Rupert and Maria's move to pastures new with a glorious barbecue in Martin and Julia's back garden.  

Monday, July 11, 2005

Guilty but Not Responsible

To say that the last few weeks have been manic would be a slight understatement. They have been furious!
The other day someone asked me how I was.... "Winding Down?" they asked.... "You have to be kidding" I joked!
I then queried why on earth I wasn't winding down and the line "Guilty but not responsible" from a film called "The Contender" came to mind.
For the few months leading up to my resignation I felt a little guilty. Whether it was because of the meetings I was having (not all in work time!) or because I was struggling to keep on the mask that everything was fine and dandy I'm not sure. Nonetheless I did have a feeling of guilt.
I don't recall the guilt dissapearing but I am certain that the furiousity I am now exepriencing is now responsibility driven! I am still contributing to new ideas and working for the onward progress of the company; keeping up the day job with no one to hand over to!
Ho Hum!

Friday, July 01, 2005

And now the Main Board

So there I was making pleasantries with the chairman of the main board and he proceeds to ask me why I am leaving.

He was more than concerned and genuinely interested.

I had this theory once that basically made you feel worthless....

something about water in a bucket, put your hand in and take it out. The space / hole left in the water is relative to the hole you will leave should you leave a place.

Perhaps I was wrong......

In hind sight he might have been fishing for gossip or dirt on my superiors?! Who knows.