I hope you are ok.
I hope you don't mind, but I would like to leave you all a little message.
I wanted to say goodbye to you all! :( I am very sorry to say that I'm off! I'm heading over to Rainham Marshes (click here to see Rainham's blog) as their new Education Officer!
Rye Meads is the most wonderful place, with the most wonderful staff, volunteers and visitors that I have ever had the pleasure to meet! I have had an amazing time at Rye Meads!
I started working at Rye Meads nine years ago, and have enjoyed every moment!
Andy Hay (rspb-images.com)
This is me when I started volunteering as part of my degree back in 2003!
I had had such a wonderful time at the reserve over the years - I've learnt so much, had the most brilliant time, and made a lot of friends.
I will never forget my time at Rye Meads, and it certainly won't be the last time I visit - I only live up the road (and I'll still be running the childrens WEx Club once a month!)
I want to say a big thank you to everyone! To all the staff, volunteers, and to all of you! Thank you all for reading this blog over the last couple of years, thank you for visiting Rye Meads.
Bye for now! Come see me at Rainham, and I'll be back to Rye Meads soon!
Take care xxxx
I'm sure you will be sorely missed at Rye Meads - and their loss will be Rainham's gain. Good luck in your new job - as a regular visitor to Rainham too I'll be sure to say hello if I see you there. Jeff.
and the same goe's for me too
Thank you both! It's very kind! Do say hello if you come past!
I'm very sad to leave, but it's an exciting opportunity and I won't be too far away (I've been emailing, texting and blogging on their blog pages)! :)
You are all in the lovely hands of the rest of the Rye Meads team!
See you all soon! x
Congratulations on your promotion, Louise! It is indeed a sad loss to RM and I will miss all your wonderful and funny posts here. Good luck in Rainham. I have been known to visit Rainham on occasion so I will be sure to look you up if I go again....!
Best wishes, Graham
Congrates Louise, I saw/met you on a visit to RM with GrahamC but Rainham is my favourite RSPB haunt so hopefully I will meet you there.
Good luck on your new posting Louise , hand made job for you !
All the best
Good luck with the new job. I am also a frequent visitor as it is nearer to me. First job - get Howard to put some Kingfisher posts in front of the hides so we all get to see them as per Rye Meads. In fact if you could smuggle one in to the Kingfisher bank there....
Sad that you are going but wishing you lots of luck in the new job. You've done a fantastic job with the website and blog - and lots of other things too, I'm sure. It's really made me feel in touch with the reserve. All the best.
Thank you Graham, Shane, RR, Dave C and Lorraine!
Thank you for all the best wishes! I will miss you all, but I will still be around (I've already visited and went for a walk!) and I keep reading Joan's blogs! And I'm still going to look after the Saturday kids club! I can't leave completely!
Take care, and see you soon!