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11 April 2007

A Friendly farewell - preview

Nick Bagnall has left Claridge House for New Zealand

It's not easy to give up a job that you have been thoroughly enjoying, but sometimes an opportunity may arise that one feels cannot be missed
  • That's what happened to me this winter

  • I have been unusually blessed in my working life
  • I have actually found a high level of enjoyment in every one of the ten full-time jobs I've had since I left university
  • This last one has, however, been the most rewarding
  • I pass it on with gratitude and blessings to Alison Green, my worthy successor

  • As first the warden, then title changed to manager, at Claridge House, I had really found a job that suited me completely
  • My two decades in building have come in handy for maintaining and up-dating this lovely Victorian house
  • Its wonderfully spacious bedrooms will be somewhat more cramped if they ever all get converted to en-suite
  • That was a project about which I was enthusiastic when I arrived, but have become much less so over the years

  • Nick Bagnall

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