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Goodbye to GDS

October - Tom

Collection of presents - LEGO Infinity Gauntlet, Baking book, Brass dice, wipe-clean notepad and pens
After nearly five years, this month saw me leaving the Civil Service. Most of this time was spent leading Software Engineering in GDS and it was an honour and a privileged to work with and lead so many excellent people.

My (virtual) leaving do was a highly emotional affair for me, with many people saying lovely things. This is the collection of presents they bought me (with the baking book representing a very generous voucher to the Bertinet cooking school) and they were very well thought out. I've been enjoying the peace of retirement, but I still miss them all.

The blog post I wrote on leaving is one of my most-read posts since I started blogging.

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