My first day in my new-new job

Last week, if you remember, I started a new job. I got to wear chef’s whites and I used knives so sharp that I’m still carrying the scars on my fingers. I sliced tomatoes, I cubed aubergines, I washed salad leaves and it was all quite interesting. I also, however, had a bit of a letting-off-steam moment with the manager so was feeling uncertain about the whole thing. Then I got a call offering me another job, to start Monday (yesterday). So I said yes.

And yesterday, I started my new job at Ham House!


Yes yes, that’s where I work now! It’s the place I’ve been going when I’ve got a day off and I do it for free so it’s way exciting that they want to pay me to be there. It’s very exciting.

The work itself was pretty straightforward cafe stuff, then towards the end of the day, I made some shortbread biscuits but in the extreme heat the mixture was so soft that it was flopping all over the place and sticking to everything!

In ten minutes, I will get dressed and take my beautiful new commute to work and do my second day in my fabulous new workplace.

This post wasn’t really even a post, was it? It was more just an announcement of where I now work.

Also, I think someone had a baby yesterday, or something…

24 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Alex Jones on July 23, 2013 at 09:59

    Well done on getting your dream job. Britain has a beautiful new prince. A day of good events for many.


  2. Congratulations on your New new job, my friend! Cheers~ πŸ˜€


  3. Congrats!! That worked out great, you work in a palace?? πŸ™‚


    • It’s a stately home which was built in 1610 by the king and given as a gift to one of his closest friends. It then stayed in that family until 1948, when the National Trust started to look after it and that’s who I now work for.


  4. Congrats! Very exciting πŸ˜‰


  5. You lucky dog! Congratulations and enjoy being the lady of the manor!


    • Thank you! I’m enjoying it a lot already. A lot of the food is made using fresh produce from the kitchen garden in front of the cafe and it’s lovely to work with such fresh food and be proud of what we sell.


  6. Someone had a baby? I hadn’t heard. Actual Yahoo headline: Kate has gone into labor, what happens next?
    Congrats on your new job. I’m thinking of applying for a job at Yahoo explaining things like what happens after going into labor πŸ™‚


  7. Posted by Our Adventure in Croatia on July 23, 2013 at 20:56

    wow, not a bad place to work……


  8. Congratulations on the job! So happy that you’ll be getting paid to spend your days in a gorgeous place like that


  9. I’m going to go look at your walk to work again. Brava dear girl!


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