Monday 6 April 2009

First Day…Again

I spent my first day in my new job at a new building today. Still undecided about what I think.

The building is stunningly space age with glass and steel everywhere, interspersed with funky time-out areas with modern looking furniture. The reception has palm trees and feels a bit like the inside of a giant glass castle. The River Thames flows past my window and the view beyond that is fascinating. If you watch the water for long enough it feels as if the building is drifting along.

Although it is so new and hi-tech, the air-con seems to be having a few problems, so that by the end of the day, everyone was roasting.

A place is made by its people though. There are a few familiar faces here, but not so many friendly ones so far. I think I will have to work my magic and warm up what feels like a slightly cold reception.

The prayer room is also not ready yet, so will have to think what to do. I wonder if I can get home in time to pray my noon prayer as the day is getting longer. Will have to see.

So for now I have a BIG SMILE pasted to my face and am rushing around trying to look busy at the same time as wondering how long it will take me to get home (three buses).


  1. Making duah that insha'Allah you will soon find your feet there. Do post some pics of the building though..

    I feel you about the 3 buses...I change trains on 2 different lines and then still have to take a bus home.

    Take care

  2. I am making dua'a for you as well and InshaAllah you'll be able to entertain us with plenty new tales from the workplace! Sprinkle your Happy Muslim Mama dust... 3 buses? What's a bus? ... but just think of all those books you can read on the bus!!! Just don't miss your stop.

  3. Assalam-alaikam,

    Sis Washi,
    so you have to do the commute too? I did plan to take some pics because the place is so beuatiful, will do so.

    Jazakh'Allah-khairun for your dua's, they are needed.

    Sis Umm Nassim,
    HMM dust ready!!
    A bus is a thing that people who can't drive have to sit on along with screeching teenagers, people with dogs and people who don't like to bathe.
    The only thing that gets me there is reading on the way. I've been warned though that the new route is convoluted so I can't read for the first few days or I will miss my stop.