Cup of tea, a biscuit and a sit down, Dear Reader.
Here is the craic...
18 May was a slightly bitty day.
I visited the Smoke and the Duchess in the morning, while Jenny enjoyed a picnic at Wisley with her Mum, Sarah and Matt, Molly and little James Henry.
I got back to Surrey and gave my grass it’s first (very late) cut of the year.
Jenny and I popped down to Brighton for a Fish and Chips on the Beach treat in the evening.
Coordinated meetings were called with all Canon staff and contracted services staff. Long story short (details can be web-searched), business necessities require streamlining and outsourcing of some functions, together with closure of the current Canon UK headquarters in Woodhatch. This means that about 450 staff being made redundant, together with those who work there for the soft services (cleaning, catering and post room).
Very sad times, as there is genuine love for the Woodhatch site.
Some jobs are “safe” but will be relocated to the Europe, Middle East and Africa HQ at Stockley Park in Uxbridge, which in itself has inherent transport problems to reach (M25, trains and buses etc) so will suit few people.
“Normal” carried on...
I discovered a good vantage point on the walkway above my Mum’s flat a couple of years ago and it served me well again, even though the numbers of aircraft were minimal. Only the Red Arrows played the game and stayed in the viewfinder as I wanted.
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Until next time, Dear Reader. Adieu.
Let's be safe out there...