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18 July 2015 @ 06:57 pm
Good things week  
Apart from the fact that I had to go back to work, it was a pretty good week this week. Even work wasn't so bad - even when we discovered that our offshore team had been picking up our jobs to check documentation, then closing the jobs off instead of reassigning them, and suddenly we had 45 more jobs in the queue than we'd thought - easing back into it gently after two lovely weeks off.

City centre was awash with red on Thursday as fans came out to the meet and greet with the visiting Liverpool football team, who were in town to play Brisbane Roar last night. Needless to say Liverpool was victorious but Brisbane didn't go down without a fight and the final score was 2 - 1 (report for the benefit of ali15son.

Also on Thursday, our inaugural Tonto awards, Tonto being the original name of the company I now work for. There was never any doubt about the winner from the Credit team, but I was actually shocked speechless to be nominated - apparently on the grounds of my willingness to work additional hours when required, and the detailed feedback I provide to our sales staff. Nice to be recognised! The winner was a lady who always goes above and beyond, and is a terrific source of information and assistance to everyone. In fact, after a fortnight in my current job, I formulated a goal to be just like her. Hopefully I'll get there.

Even nominees won a bottle of champers, which was nice. Here's mine, next to something else I treated myself with that only just arrived - this is the first toaster and kettle I've ever had that came with an instruction manual, and a thick one at that. Wasn't game to get the toaster out of its box in case I couldn't get in back in right; not planning on using these until my current kettle dies (it's 16 years old - how long do they last?) but I had to get them now as they have been discontinued, and frankly I've never seen anything else I liked half as much.

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Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on July 18th, 2015 03:12 pm (UTC)
Ah, the old return to work only to find out people have "helped" you into a lot more work moment. I know it well. *g*

Congratulations on your nomination and your champagne. \o/

Our toaster is in storage in the garage. We don't eat very much bread at all anymore but I can't seem to make myself get rid of it altogether.
miwahni: Pros Checkmatesmiwahni on July 19th, 2015 10:55 am (UTC)
Sometimes it's just not worth having time out of the office - still I can't complain, at least now I get paid for extra hours worked.

Thank you lovely. :-)

I haven't actually bought a loaf of bread since January but I have been known to indulge in crumpets on the odd weekend, so the toaster will get used - eventually.
Merlin Pendragon: Keep calm and carry onmrlnpndrgn on July 18th, 2015 03:54 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the award :-)

That's a fine looking kettle! (Red is my favorite colour!)

As for waiting for using things... my mother has a nightmare once where she died, and my father remarried.

And it's the new wife that got to use all the nice weaving/embroidery (can't never spell that word!) things my mother had made...

The next morning, my mother took out of storage all the beautiful table clothes she had made in her life, and started using them :-)


moonlightmead on July 18th, 2015 06:04 pm (UTC)
That is as awesome story. And she was right to, I reckon. Enjoyable things shoud be enjoyed, not packed away.
miwahni: MFU Keep Calm Open Channel Dmiwahni on July 19th, 2015 10:57 am (UTC)
Thank you very much. :-)

I like the red, although it wasn't my first choice as I wanted the black to match my coffee machine and counter tops. The red does give a nice splash of colour though.

I'm with your mum, things like that should be used, and enjoyed, and admired. In this case, I still really like my old kettle so will hold off on using the new until the old dies.
a honeyed wine at night: leafy drinkmoonlightmead on July 18th, 2015 06:26 pm (UTC)
Awards! Champagne! Bright red kettle! What a very cheery update to see on a Saturday! Well, any day really. I just liked the alliteration :)
miwahni: Pros B&D You'll Be All Rightmiwahni on July 19th, 2015 10:59 am (UTC)
I'm glad you found it cheery! The red is a really bright colour and it does look good against the black counter tops, although as I explained to mrlnpndrgn it wasn't my first choice, but the black kettles were sold out.
ali15son: pic#125223130ali15son on July 19th, 2015 06:31 pm (UTC)
thankyou for the update ... i caught the score the day after , one of our new players scored and i'm glad they won *g*
miwahni: Boosh I don't like cricketmiwahni on July 20th, 2015 10:15 am (UTC)
I thought you'd be pleased! :-)