Monday, 15 May 2017

A Special Evening...

Here's Mark and I on Saturday evening...
all dressed up for Mark's Long Service Dinner at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Mark started work with JLR 25 years ago this summer.
The evening celebrated 25 years, 40 years and even 50 years for employees across the whole company, so there were about 1200 people at the event.  We were slightly taken aback by the size and scale of it all, but it was really well organised and great fun.
 
The evening started with a formal photo.
(I've taken a photo of the photo so it's a little blurry.. but you get the general idea!)
 
 
..Then there were drinks, a four course meal, a full stage show (based on music from 1966/7, 1976/7 and 1991/2) and an excellent live band.  We finally got back to our room in the hotel at 1.30 in the morning!
 
 
The ladies on each table received these small bouquets.. so pretty!

 
Luckily for me, one of the ladies didn't want her flowers so I took a second bunch for Mum and Dad.  They've helped me with a lot of things recently and it was nice to be able to  give them a little surprise to say "Ta".
 
 
We got home (more than a little the worse for wear!!) by mid-morning on Sunday.
When we looked in the photo packaging more closely, we realised that the company has given us a further dinner voucher, which can be used at all the main chain restaurants.
We thought it would be nice to save it until mid-July, when Mark received his offer of employment from the company, and then we can enjoy another (slightly more low key!) celebration of his 25 Years.

10 comments:

  1. Congratulations to Mark and what a lovely thing for the company to do. Mick's worked for his company for over 33 years and he's never been invited to a do such as this.

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    1. Yes - I was surprised by the way that everyone worked so hard to make sure that we had a memorable evening.

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful evening and a good way to celebrate all those years of service:)

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  3. What a lovely way for the company to celebrate those years. Hope you also enjoy celebrating on your own too with the extra dinner voucher. Well done Mark. Have a good week & take care.

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  4. Hi Jan, I haven't blogged for a few months and stopped by to catch up. You have been busy! I'm glad you enjoyed the celebratory evening, it sound lovely.
    Also nice to see you had a nice break with your Mum and Dad. Wales is one of my favourite places.

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  5. Hi Jan, I haven't blogged for a few months and stopped by to catch up. You have been busy! I'm glad you enjoyed the celebratory evening, it sound lovely.
    Also nice to see you had a nice break with your Mum and Dad. Wales is one of my favourite places.

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  6. congratulations its nice to see partners rewarded to, when Hubby go his long service medal from the Fire Service partners were not recogonised for what they put in

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  7. It sounds like a lovely 'do' and how nice to be appreciated for all your work and service, you look so beautiful in that lovely red dress xx

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  8. And don't you both look a handsome couple xxx

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