Tuesday, 9 September 2014

before I forget to mention it

I have given up work.
No more commuting for me!

Look your last on the outrageously beautiful
staircases, mirrors and chandeliers
of Carlton House Terrace.

Admire the lustrous Helen Yardley wall hanging
and the flamboyant Albert Irvin Redcliffe 2000
before the doors close.

On my final day I went to the little cafe
where the waitress had become a friend
and told her that I was leaving
"Oh madam! So am I! Today!
What are you going to do now?"

And I replied
"I'm going to look after my family
until the next adventure comes along."


  1. enjoy the extra family time and I hope the adventure doesn't involve crocodiles when it comes x

  2. Perfect time to come and see me! Really!
    Exclamation marks à gogo!!!

  3. Going to miss your early morning commute photos. Good luck with your next adventure. Enjoying your blog very much.

  4. Oh, I shall miss your work tales and commute pictures. And it was a lovely looking place to work. However, home is always more lovely. I feel quite excited for you and of course I'm hoping we get to come along....

  5. I will also miss your lovely commute but I'm sure Mrs M's next adventure will be as interesting. Enjoy your break.

  6. Gosh, that was a surprise! Enjoy being at home though, it is what I have always enjoyed most.

  7. Time to enjoy your own passions too xx

  8. Oh! Have fun! Home is a beautiful place to come back to x

  9. a big cheers for the next adventure then!

  10. Looking after/taking care of family is its own adventure. :-)

    PS: LOVE your blog.

  11. hmmm...i see more travelogues in this blog's future.
    Lucky Lady, you! Lucky Magpie Family :^)

  12. How truly fabulous! Congratulations! x

  13. Ooooh envy just a little!!! Can't complain having just returned to school after the 8 week summer hols but......

  14. Wonder if there could be a volume of poetry in the making..

  15. Good luck, my talented friend, and I can't wait to read about your next adventure.

  16. Good luck on the continuation of the adventure! I stopped working in January, after getting married and moving. Imagine my surprise when just a few weeks ago, out of the blue, I was recruited to return to the classroom! Pure joy to be available for my next adventure. Wait for the right thing to appear before you and enjoy each moment!

  17. I am inspecting the tea leaves in my cup. I see an open book and a pith helmet.

  18. Sounds like you'll have lots of time on your hands.
    I recommend goatherding.
    Let me know if I can help in any way.

  19. Hooray for no more commuting! xx


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