Friday, 16 April 2010

Goodbye Charlotte Road.

My last day at work has finally come! I'm going to miss where I worked. Our building used to be a button factory, on Charlotte Road in Shoreditch; a tall, narrow street which is always dark and cool because the sun doesn't reach down past the tall buildings. Vans and taxis use it as a handy cut through between Old Street and Great Eastern Road and I'm always worried one will run over my foot. It's that narrow. Start is on one corner, for shoe and dress lust (you always see Brix Smith-Start wandering around looking super glamorous.)  And I'll really miss Ruby's. (Where I saw Keira Knightley. And where you get the best coffee and Italian food, from a menu that changes everyday. It's a small, bustling café in a gorgeous building with high windows. I strongly recommend it.)

But I'm sure I'll be back in the hood, to the Bricklayers and Barleymow for drinks before Plastic People. And the Bar Music Hall. And The Diner, of course. I'm going in early today to finish things up and surprise my colleagues. We're going for a big lunch at Pizza East and then I doubt I'll go back to the office this afternoon. It hasn't sunk in at all yet, maybe by Monday?

Have a great weekend!

[Photo of Charlotte Road by the super lovely Homemade]

18 comments:

  1. What a lovely feeling, plus it's sunny! You must feel like B Smith in CellBlock.... Have a brilliant day, towpath visits soon please xxx

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  2. mm, i love pizza east.
    didn't realise we worked sooo near - i'm on Redchurch!

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  3. Enjoy your last day as a wage slave. New and exciting chapter is now opening (well after a little rest).xx

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  4. Thank you thank you thank you! I've got so much to do but my head is basically exploding confetti all over the place.

    GRW: you'd better believe I will be up the towpath armed with sweet and salty cake! Very soon!

    Ooh, love Redchurch St, Katie. Love the Owl and Pussycat. And I want to try that little fondue place down there, looks cute. And yeah - bring on the pizzzza... (Have been two weeks meat free now, btw!)

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  5. super-massive good luck, Caroline!

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  6. Wishing you every success in all the exciting things to come. Enjoy your last few hours in the office.

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  7. CONGRATS and enjoy!! What an exciting time!

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  8. congrats! i'm so excited for you!!! after putting in my notice last week, i keep thinking about what it will be like for me when that first monday rolls around and i don't have to be in the office at 9 a.m. strange, to say the least. of course, there's a good chance i'll have two screaming boys waking me up at all hours way before my planned exit on july 30--in which case, i already know what i'll be doing: losing my mind!!! ;)

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  9. Have a lovely weekend and have the best of luck in your next adventure! Though the old office didn't seem like such a terrible place to work ...

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  10. London looks so pretty! Hope to see it one day!

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  11. THE DAY has finally arrived? It's going to be interesting if the area and your old office will just fade away from your life or you'll be back often. In any case - Hello, new start & new life! Wishing you a lovely weekend. x

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  12. Great post, love the links.
    Good luck with all your new adventures !!!

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  13. wow- big steps but exciting times! sounds like a fabulous office!

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  14. Thank you so much everyone. It still hasn't actually settled in yet: last week was so flippin' hectic! I'm still in a state of shock! And no - it was a lovely place to work and I'll miss it! But I will no doubt catch up with my friends there - the most important thing - in the local hostelries. :p

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  15. Great post and pictures. I hear they are restoring the old Victorian baths round the corner from me in Haggerston which will be marvellous as the Lido's too cold for me in the winter.

    Loads of luck in your new venture. What is it?

    Fondue in Redchurch St? I must have missed this! I love a fondue. I bought The Actor a Le Creuset one after he went on about it so much. It's remained unused in it's box with the rest of the kitchen gadgets xx

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