Yesterday we had my farewell dinner party in Restaurant De Kloosterhoeve in Harmelen. My three executives Sietze, Leendert and Norbert, and my colleague Sonja were there along with their spouses. Unfortunately my colleague Marjan was sick and therefore unable to join us. It was a great evening, and I enjoyed talking to all. I worked with Sietze for more than 9 years, and we always got along very well. We never had an argument.....never! He is a great person, and I enjoyed working with him from the very first moment. Norbert and Leendert are wonderful people too. I worked with them for 3 years, and we too got along well. After our dessert Sietze gave a speech, and I was touched by his words. During the years he made no secret about his appreciation of me and my work, but these words were very special. Not sure if I will ever meet such great colleagues again. I will sure miss these guys.
My colleagues spoilt me with some nice scrapbook gifts. They bought me the Bind-it-All machine including some covers and wires, a chipboard alphabet by Cosmo Cricket, and "All About Me" patterned paper, wooden buttons and rub-ons by Sweetwater and a beautiful bunch of flowers. I am very, very pleased with these gifts. Thank You!!!