On Sunday, 15 December 2013 by Leonie
It’s been a busy few weeks. This last week especially has been glorious.
I found out my four-digit tax return is twice what I thought it would be, had a lovely dinner with a new friend, discovered that my Kindle hadn’t given up the ghost despite brief contact with my bath water, got a raise, and won a big deal award at the annual work Christmas meeting.
When they read out my name I was surprised, overwhelmed and elated. I never for a second thought I’d actually win one of the awards: there are only eight to go around and realistically, I’m only eligible for two. I didn’t know I was even shortlisted. I can barely remember what I said on stage as I accepted the award, and what I do remember wasn’t particularly eloquent, but I’ve been told it was clear I was very happy and temporarily speechless (if you know me in real life you’ll know that is a rare occasion).
I was reminded that I work at a fantastic company, full of unbelievably lovely people. The company update and awards ceremony was followed by a fancy dinner, after which the music came on. Time to dance and drink the night away.
This weekend was a write-off. Surprisingly, I didn’t have a hangover, but running around like a hyper-active, over-excited chihuahua for an evening drains the battery!
Fortunately I knew just what the doctor ordered: there’s nothing quite like the exquisite Craft Coffee to recharge. I took the picture above in their cafe earlier today (iPhone style, so it’s a bit grainy, but it shows off the lovely decorations) while getting my second day’s dose of cappuccino.