The firm that I work for introduced last year long service awards for long-standing members of staff. Today we celebrated one of the Lawyers having worked for the firm for 40 years; another member of staff in the Accounts Department 25 years and three other lady colleagues 15 years. I wasn't going to go to the awards as I had arrangements at lunch to meet with friends, but the firm celebrated in style and I was eventually persuaded by one of my colleagues to just go for a little while so I did. It turned out that I also received an award for 15 years service withe firm and I was given a pretty bouquet of flowers and a bottle of Champagne (which I have popped up out of the way for Christmas Dinner - am a bit partial to Bucks Fizz at Christmas). So it was a lovely surprise - who says nice things don't happen. They certainly did for me today.