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Latest News and Views from Overdene House

Gosh it’s been a while since we’ve had a catch-up, so let me bring you up to date.

At least once a year, the whole team get together and have a day out of the office.  There is always much discussion as to what we will do and this year we decided to go on a little boat trip up the Thames.  We hired two boats, packed our various rations for the day, wore our sea-faring gear and set sail from Caversham.  The weather was very inclement during the previous week but was kind to us on the day.  No-one got sea-sick and there were no shouts of ‘Man overboard’.   One boat was captained by Skipper John Donovan and the other by Skipper Chris Maffey, and I have to say they took to the challenge like a duck to water. Chris chose to wear his lifejacket for the whole trip, removing it only when we stepped on dry land for lunch, but our confidence in his ability was never in question.

I love this photo of our two Skippers:John and Chris.

 

 

 

Jackie French, who many of you will recall was our Payroll Manager up to last year when she took retirement, also joined us for the day and I must say she is looking very well and keeping extremely busy.

Since our last catch-up, England have lost the Rugby World Cup but we did have a sweepstake winner in the office.  This is Skipper John happily accepting his winnings as he and New Zealand romped home to beat the rest of the competition:

Rugby World Cup Sweepstake winner

 

 

 

You don’t need me to tell you that Christmas is fast approaching, and this year we  decided to help with the Shoebox Appeal.  We  filled shoeboxes with a selection of gifts which will be sent on to children overseas who are less fortunate than us, via the SamaritansPurse.  See our Facebook post >> here 

 

Our recent Guest Writers are Karen Kimberley , a communication coach, and Steve Mills,  the ‘Prudent Marketer’.  You can catch up with their blogs here >>  

Did you know that we also have our own company App which is full of interesting blogs, calculators and news – you can download it completely FREE here.

You can also find us on Facebook and on Twitter: @kandhAccountant – I will keep a look-out for you!

Let’s catch up again soon, in the meantime if you have any feedback on our website, newsletter – or anything else – do let me know.

Bernadette

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