Sunday, 18 December 2011

Number 18

18. Be promoted in the Four Seasons

After a few months working in Four Seasons, I knew for sure I was in the right place to start a career. I always had my 'plan' from my first day of classes at university, when I knew for sure I wanted to work in Hospitality. However, plans go astray, life situations change, but you have to find your own way SOMEHOW!

Last month I found out about a Manager in Training program which I felt could be the best way for me to grow in this industry.
Three days ago, I was interviewed and told I got the position! As long as I don't burn down the hotel in the meantime, I am more or less guaranteed a management position in the Four Seasons. To me...that seems pretty good!

Have a great week!!!

Thursday, 15 December 2011

Countdown to Christmas

  • Christmas tree (real one!) bought and put up - check
  • House decorated - check
  • Presents bought - check
  • Visitors on the way (including Santa) - check
  • Days requested off work - check
  • Flights to Tenerife booked - check
  • Freezing cold outside, snow on the way - check
  • Lots of time infront of the fire - check 
  • Lots of dinners and get togethers planned - check
  • Impossible to walk in town without getting belted by someone elses shopping bag - check
  • Christmas cards and presents arriving in the mail - check
All of this equals an excited Joanne! 

Everything in the city is decorated... the Christmas Starbucks cups are out again, Christmas lights are on from 16.30 when it is already dark. It's impossible to leave the house without 3 layers of clothes on and a hat and even then you feel the cold... everyone around is in good Christmas spirits and of course, Christmas music playing in every shop and radio station...

Let's remember we go together

 And so the decorating finally began...

Every Christmas we open the lights to find most of them are NOT working! This year was no different and we had a mad panic to get new sets so we could finally decorate the bare tree!

Some of the working lights(!) plus a small part of the presents!!
We've had these lights since I was a baby and every year I worry they won't work anymore, but once again, they light up! Definitely my favorites!

 I am now ALMOST organized and looking forward to a special visitor tomorrow for a few days...welcome to Dublin, Lydiuch!!! :)

Have a good night and happy Christmas countdown!

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Feliz Cumple Belu!!!

Querida Belu,


Ya sabes que te deseo todo el mejor, ahora, y para toda la vida. No puedo esperar el proximo diciembre para celebrar tu cumple y TU MATRIMONIO en Argentina.

Gracias por tu amistad y por ser una amiga muy especial en mi vida. Soy muy feliz de tener una amiga como vos.

Feliz cumple, que pases un lindo dia junto a tu familia y Marce.

Te quiero mucho!!!

Friday, 2 December 2011

Ice skating

Last week I went ice skating with Jacqueline. Both surprised neither of us ended up on our butts. Swan Lake, here we come.

Not much to say but just a few pictures...

It is officially the first day of winter today, and the holidays are drawing nearer. Let the Christmas shopping commence.

A good weekend to all.