So The secret is out.

All the Senior managers are now aware of my “retirement”. Once the have picked themselves off the floor, I have been so touched by all their kind words. It has raised a lot of emotions on both sides.  On theirs stunned silence and then for some a slight hint of envy as the beginning to understand my adventure.  On mine it is more a confirmation of how much I love this company and the people I have met along my journey. True friends are never lost despite where you are in world!

That said I still feel I am doing the right thing at the right time for myself,  excited but also feeling slightly terrified.

Now I am once again sitting in an airport this time in Düsseldorf to return to the uk for the weekend. Next to work out a strategy to tell my work colleagues without blubbing like a small child.

So the real count down now begins on Monday