Apparently it’s my turn to write a blog this week so here goes.
I have been working at NRAS since 2005. I started off by sharing my time between helpline and membership but these days I work only in the membership department with my lovely supervisor Emma.
NRAS has grown amazingly since I started. The staff has doubled (in numbers, not our sizes. Although the amount of cake we get through – I’m not so sure).
Talking of cake, I am thinking of going on a diet because my Son Robert is getting married to his lovely fiancée Emma in August. The wedding is to be held in a lovely hotel on Poole harbour. If the weather is nice the ceremony will be held on the lawn so fingers crossed. We should get a few days of sun in August shouldn’t we?
I haven’t chosen my outfit yet because I will be a size smaller by August I have been saying this since Christmas but it’s OK; I still have 13 weeks to go (eeeek). I have got off to a good start though. I hauled my dusty exercise bike out of the garage and planned to ride it every day. I haven’t actually ridden it yet but it’s ready and waiting for when the time comes! Exercise bikes make very good handbag hangers you know.
When I started at NRAS my three children were all at university. How times have changed, they all have jobs now and I have become a grandmother twice.
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