Thursday, 1 September 2011

August 2011

2011 is marching on & I'm feeling that summer has come to an end.
With only 2 post in August I didn't have many photo's to chose from!

It's official.... I'm old!!! On Tuesday 30th I turned 40 :(
Having taken 4 days off from work to party I now feel I should've stayed in & drunk tea..... are hangovers always this bad in your 40's?!!

Things have move very fast since my last post, we now have an end date..... Sunday 4th September will be our last trading day then we go in & clear the store & finish on Tuesday 6th September.
I can't believe that it's coming to an end..... even though we knew we were closing it's still upsetting. I hope I don't cry too much over the next 6 days :(

But the good news is...... I have another job! I start in Laura Ashley as assistant store manger for the homeware department on Monday 3rd October! This was the interview I mentioned in a previous post. I couldn't really turn it down as it would look great on my CV..... Athena, Habitat, Laura Ashley...... what's next? John Lewis? I hope so! This job is only for a year so will buy me time until they open.

I return to work tomorrow..... no doubt to find an empty shop! I have to work the last 6 days so I'll be back next week...... wish me luck!!!


  1. Happy Birthday Joe! Congrats on the Laura Ashley job, a good place to be before you go and manage John Lewis!

  2. Will be thinking of you over the next few days, but will also be celebrating your new job with you when we have our Habitat reunion! Positive time ahead to help draw a line under these last few weeks x x

  3. That is fantastic news (the job bit not the getting older), I hope the last few days at Habitat go well.

  4. Great news about the job Joe! Working in Laura Ashley will be great. Happy belated birthday too. xx

  5. So pleased you have found a new position, Joe, and in a great place, too. Happy Birthday, I'd never have guessed you were 40! I agree, the hangovers (luckily v rare) are harder to deal with these days than they were at uni!
    Hen x

  6. So glad to hear about your new job - and at Laura Ashley!? I'm afraid, if I worked in such a place, I'd never make it home with a pay check ;).
    And Silly Girl -- 40 is not old!
    Big Birthday Blessings,


  7. 40 is the new 30 and definitely not old.
    Congratulations on the job. Laura Ashley is not a bad place to be working. They sell some lovely things. :)

  8. So glad that you got sorted with the Laura Ashley position - like you say some good breating space to look around and see what is out there. I just can't drink at all any more, which considering the amount I used to put away is something of a turn around, but I get such a bad headache as soon as I start that I'd rather not bother! Tea drinking it is !!

    Hope the next few days go smoothly and that it's not too upsetting on the last days - is definitely the end of an era - I can remember when they build Harlequins and the excitement of going to Habitat for the first time! :(

  9. Happy birthday and you're not old!!!!

    Hangovers are just as bad in your 30s don't worry!!!!

    Great news on Laura Ashley I bet you'll love it there!

    Victoria xx

  10. On Every Birthday you are becoming Young. !!!!