It's mid-year Company meeting time again, so on a plane & off to Sydney I go this morning for the rest of the week. Inside information indicates the Agenda is exactly the same as its been for the past 12 years. Needless to say I'm dragging my feet, but I'll put on my happy face & see how long it lasts. Those 3 horrendous words 'Team Building Activities'-TBA's, (or as Mr. HR Expert MOTH calls them Team Destruction Activities-TDA's!) abound for Wednesday night, so I reckon the happy face will disappear totally by about 8p.m., give or take a minute or two. We have been told it involves sports shoes & Olympic Park - oh joy. When will HR realize that all this is so 1980's. The most valuable thing Management could do would be to block book a Day Spa & treat us to an afternoon of intensive pummelling & beauty therapy. It was the boys who suggested this last time & they are spot on. We are a great team, enjoy each other's company immensely, achieve much & are winners in every way. We need to be rewarded with a little luxury, not punished with an evening of TBA/TDA's!!
P.S. The wardrobe in our bedroom looks fantastic & takes up less space than I'd thought it would. Will try & post on it next week with my dodgy, 'on it's last legs' camera.Maybe MOTH might organize all the contents while I'm away.......or then again, maybe he might not!
Life in the little village of Stirling in the hills above Adelaide in South Australia is just about as good as it gets! Enjoying a cool climate and 'hill-station' feel, Stirling is well-known for its 19th-century stone villas set on large grounds dense with roses, camellias, rhododendrons and huge old Oaks.
With 3 sons, 2 grandchildren & my work in a scientific business dominated by yes, more men, The Laurel Hedge was born out of my sheer desperation for something the boys just don't get & never will!
'No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it all too seriously.'
15 years of renovating was over - we'd just completed everything & were really enjoying our lovely old Victorian villa in the Eastern suburbs of Adelaide. However we'd always had a fondness for the country life & without warning we found ourselves transported by alien beings disguised as Real Estate Agents to a house on 1/2 acre of wild, rambling gardens in Stirling!
The house is circa 1972 & with all the 70's features. Open-faced brown brick walls, raked ceilings, exposed beams, split levels - totally yuk! However, it's inherent design is great & the location amazing - tucked behind a wonderful old laurel hedge in a quiet country lane in the heart of gorgeous Stirling.