Our at work cleaner is currently in Las Vegas getting married.

So the kind folks here got her a card and are clubbing together to buy her a wedding gift.

The deadline for writing in the card was today, so dutifully my colleague and I climbed the stairs to the office and added our names to the card.

Folks had written messages like “Lang may yer lum reek” (a traditional Scottish greeting) and “All the best!”.

I wrote:

God Bless, Gareth. PS Our bin is full!

Sadly there wasn’t enough room to also mention the number of plastic bottles piled up next to the bin ready for recycling.

She’ll find out soon enough though!

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

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