I had the whole family up staying with me to celebrate Mummy and Daddy’s Golden Wedding. It was tremendously exciting, with comings and goings, balloons and presents and I was absolutely exhausted when it was all over and everybody went back home. Oscar was constantly running around the house, going from room to room and running up and dropping himself on top of me. I love him, but my goodness he’s exhausting. However, at one particular point he came over and came into my basket and we had a quiet word about it.
Daddy, Richard and I went out to Inchmarlo and it was an absolutely glorious day. Julie joined us for lunch on the lawn and then I went in and spoke to lots of Residents in the House and we all had a wonderful time. I’m always so pleased to see them and they’re always so pleased to see me because I bring a smile to their faces – after all that is my job.
A friend of Daddy’s, a well-known artist, offered to paint a portrait of me so David, Head of Security, came out and lifted me up onto a table outside on the lawn. He had to do it because I am so heavy and Daddy cannot now lift me. Lots of photos were taken and I think this is the best one of me looking very business-like and looking into the future to the next housing development which is going to start in a few weeks. This is going to be six linked bungalows in South Queen Victoria Park, nearest to the A93 road. I’ve been through it quite often and it will be very handy for those Home Owners who would like to be very close to the bus stop and yet be living in an area with wonderful mature trees.
Later, Julie came to me and said that as part of the Inchmarlo annual staff survey, the staff were asked to nominate the person who they think should be awarded the “Employee of the Year Award” This went to both Pat and Helen and their prize was £100 of vouchers and a bottle of fizz. You can see from the photo below, just how happy everyone was.
Going from right to left, they are as follows
Pat Watt, Daddy, Julie Mackenzie and Helen Pittendreigh, and I know I probably don’t have to point it out, but I am the very handsome chap in the middle!