Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Remembring old times

Gemma and I catching up at Circa51 this evening
A bit of catching up and reminiscing this evening as I met up with a former work colleague from my past life back in Blighty. Gemma, with her boyfriend Andy, mum and dad and other assorted relatives, is just coming to the end of a two week holiday in Cambodia having been up to Angkor, down to Kep and enjoying a few relaxing days by the pool at the boutique Circa51 hotel. Gemma reminded me how she started off as a lowly C&G trainee some fifteen years ago - how time flies - and her reason to come to Cambodia, to see her younger brother who is teaching over here. The group have had a whale of a time, despite a few upset stomachs along the way, and we piled into Friends for a meal before heading back to their hotel for a good old chin-wag, and the opportunity to hear the latest about my former work contemporaries. It now seems like another life, one that I left nearly five years ago, after spending 31 years working for what was originally a small provincial building society when I began as a wet-behind-the-ears sixteen year old in 1976. With my long blond hair and pointy shoes. And incredibly cheap, patterned shirts and my older brother's three-piece hand-me-down suit. Those were the days.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Vicky Bubb said...

Those where good old days though Andy, you kept us all going with your dry sense of humour. You made us laugh, it was a pleasure to work with you.

March 8, 2012 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Andy Brouwer said...

Mrs B, a pleasure to hear from you. It was great to see Gemma last night - she simply hasn't changed at all :-)
Ah...the old days...long gone but never quite forgotten.
Now a totally different life for some of us :-)
Be good....
Andy

March 8, 2012 at 4:45 PM  

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