Thursday, July 02, 2009

Last Night on the Tiles

That's it. It's all over.

I've found a new job near Angouleme, starts Monday 6th July.

No more shifts, no more weekends missed. And with le Tour starting Sunday that's just as well.

It's all a bit strange because I've been working there for nearly 5 years, and the tile factory pretty much defines who I am in France. Now that's all finished and a new adventure starts.

My last nightshift coincided with a couple of colleagues' birthdays. So we decided to have a BBQ during the midnight break. I brought cider, Charentaise prunr tarts and the cups and plates, Stephane provided the saucisses and merguez, and Jean-Francois brought tyhe bread, cognac & schweppes and wine.

Here we have all the guys from "E" Team:

This is me giving my old faithfull press Mulder a last farewell caress. Comment elle etait capricieuse, la saloppe!

And the "Loubert Quatre" team: Pascal: responsable, Didier: transbordeur, and Stephane: attrapeur like me. Pascal, Didier & I have been together the whole 5 years. They have worked at the factory for over 20 years.



At 8:34 pm, Blogger dND said...

I'm so glad you've found another job. After reading your posts about short-time and then you not posting for ages I was beginning to fear the worst.

So good luck for Monday and I hope you can find your way round Angouleme better than me - it's always been one of those places I can get into but never find the right way out :-)

Deborah x
Ps is the blog title changing?

At 10:47 am, Blogger Ian said...

Congratulations, Stew!

Good luck for Monday.

At 1:57 pm, Anonymous your bro said...

Well done, fella.

At 6:16 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck with the new job. Do let us all know how it goes.

At 8:35 am, Blogger travelling, but not in love said...

hope first day went well...hope you played nicely with the other children.

At 5:21 pm, Blogger Adam Cope said...

good luck with new job & everything.


At 1:30 pm, Blogger Stew said...

My apologies to all who have wished me well. Blogger was sending notifications of all mail to a dead mail account.

Things are going swimmingly and I finally have the motivation to start blogging again.


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