Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Through The Keyhole

Who works in a place like this?

Clues: Very large desk to accommodate huge volume of incredibly important work; secondary desk to store dictated tapes awaiting collection by eager underlings colleagues; period fireplace weighed down with significant number of cards from appreciative clients and admirers; architectural study of Venice to inspire and ease busy mind; gonk-free zone; over-sized mug of caffeine; a few birthday cards that didn't make it home; a small forest's worth of letters to sign.

View from office window


Blogger The Tart said...

Luv that office! Also really LOVE UR bloggy changes!

Forgive me 4 not visiting! That Library Park has me up nights. Go back & check out the comnts, they are great!

Big smooch,
The Tart
; )

12:48 am  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Tarty Jo - I'd have brightened my pictures if I'd have spent less time trying to get into your Library Park with Rramone. There are no frequency points awarded here. You get the same welcome whenever and whoever, but you get double 'cos you can do that clever door-handle arty stuff xx

2:19 am  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

So what did you do with all the gonks? Tied up and locked in a cupboard at home, awaiting your pleasure?

9:16 am  
Blogger Melora said...

No idea what a gonk is, but I love the office! Lovely high ceiling, pretty moldings, fireplace -- sooo elegant. My view is prettier, though!

2:04 pm  
Blogger Boo said...

So pleased you deleted underlings and changed it to colleagues! Having been an underling at one point before I moved up the ladder, I know the value of naming colleagues as such!

2:20 pm  
Blogger Joyce said...

do you really get to work in such a pretty place? I absolutely love it!! Can I live there? (without small children)
please tell us what a gonk is.

2:40 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Mark - what a fantastic idea for another fetish to add to my embryonic business plans!

I do not, on the whole, approve of gonks ( which for the uninitiated are little fluffy pom-pom creatures that are often found colonising computers and desks) and would like to say that I don't own a single one but, sadly, there is one advertising our new Housing Organisation on my dashboard. We couldn't afford presidential-type floags to distinguish our board members.

5:48 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Melora - I think most people's view would be prettier. It's not far from the river either so the old drains often back up so it can smell quite dickensian too sometimes

5:49 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Boo - I might sometimes make throw-away statements about the girls I work with, but they are actually great and I wouldn't be able to function properly without them. Jacquie's been with me for nearly 10 years, following me from my last place where she'd worked since she'd left school and she's older than my mum so I'd like to think she'd have walked out long ago if I was an ogre.

Mind you, I still have to make my own flipping coffee

5:55 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Joyce - There's a big walk-in storage cupboard behind my desk which I am trying to persuade our office manager to convert into an ensuite shower-room for me ( the only thing stopping me from running in my lunch hour). I'll never have to go home again once I get that. You'd be more than welcome to join, but I think we'd both get pleading calls from our kids before long x

5:58 pm  
Blogger tom909 said...

I've never worked in an office but I was under the impression that the walk-in storage cupboard was where most of the action took place.

6:21 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Tom - that's part of the myth that tempted me all those years ago but I can honestly say that in 18 years I have not worked with one chinless wonder worth a second glance.

And they have been, at least, doudle-chinless wonders.

12:25 am  
Blogger cream said...

Cherrybabe, you've got a lovely office!
In mine, I can't even swing half a cat...but my views are of yachts and beautiful blue (!) waters...

5:29 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Cream - I've hovered over your harbour thanks to Google Earth. You're a very lucky man x

8:42 pm  
Blogger Mark Gamon said...

Embryonic business plans?

I've missed something here...

12:43 pm  

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