26 7 / 2014
Today admin got busy deciding what proposals to put together for the office Christmas party. This includes a main activity, games (if we can stir the crowd) and the dinner and get it all within the budget.
Most of admin want to look into Bubble Soccer. Look it up. It is a thing. I would go just to see if the big boss tries it, he is very tall and big and probably won’t fit inside the bubble.
Of course no one could stir themselves after the last training session for Xero yesterday, so today I had lots of glasses, cups and saucers and other things to clean. The challenge was to find somewhere to put all the nice new things.
Tomorrow is finally the day Twin and I get to discover the cupcakes in Sydney and I’m going to Bondi for an early morning adjustment. Let’s get my back cracking!
25 7 / 2014
More free food today as today’s training sessions had less people and there were still little cakes leftover from yesterday’s last session and sandwiches from lunch today.
The co-worker that give me lifts home and I snuck a piece each of the little sweets and when our admin boss later complained that yesterday’s people hadn’t put the cling wrap back on properly - we both shared a look. None of us were game to say that we had eaten some!
It was nice to put faces with names to clients and I got to see a client who used to be a news reader awhile back. I won’t say that age has gotten to her but she looks different from her news-reading days because she didn’t have any make-up on. So that was my small brush with ex-fame.
One more day until the weekend! Cupcakes and BBQ awaits!
24 7 / 2014
Today was busy. There were about 20 clients in today for the training sessions for Xero. I was busy making coffees and rinsing the plates and cups. Over and over. There were three sessions, but the last one finished after 5pm. So, no doubt there will be dirty cups for me to wash tomorrow morning.
The upside was that there were lots of leftovers. So admin were sneak and had first crack before putting it out on the communal table for the rest of the office. There were sandwiches, fruit and some muffins and banana bread.
I read something amusing today. A property in Kings Cross was for sale. Asking price minimum $2 million. Specs? 10 bedrooms with 10 bathrooms, industrial-sized laundry. And the best part? No windows. One guess as to what the premises was used for. Hahahaha!
Unless you were to continue with the same business on the property, it would be very difficult to escape the past, unless you raze it to the ground and start over… Even with parts of Kings Cross being gentrified, I guess it really would be a case of Tidy. Rinse. Repeat.
23 7 / 2014
Much excitement today. The admin team were preparing for tomorrow and the day after as we’re hosting some training sessions for our clients who are interested/have signed up for Xero which is some software/application that is accessible from a laptop or even iPad to make accounting easier!
My admin boss got into the spirit and went out and bought new cups and saucers and glassware and even teaspoons! I don’t know if the big boss was aware of the buying spree…and I wasn’t here last year when the same training days occurred, but they had coped somehow.
I am glad that we have new glassware and teaspoons, though. I’ll have to hide the new stuff after the training sessions. Why hide? Because the spoons, especially will dull with repeated use so I’ll save them for the sporadic client and the old spoons will be more accessible for staff.
The white cups and saucers do look very nice with the blue serviettes (paper napkins).
On a completely different note, I was glad to see the neighbour’s white cat this evening as I got home, it’s been too cold lately for her to stay out at night. She was sitting on top of a car that must have been recently parked because it was still warm. She allowed some cheek rubs and was disappointed when I left, but the hood of the car was too toasty warm for her to move.