Back to work

A week has passed since the two girls had been on their weekend-trip Sisley had covered one colleague’s desk who went on holiday and she did really, well. She actually had enjoyed the past week talking with the customers and making the arrangements for the delivery.

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Even sometimes it got a bit harsh and busy like the encounter with Peter. Sisley had arranged a delivery for hazard goods, but the lorry was delayed and there was no valid permission for parking the lorry on a public street. The one that was arranged had now been expired.  Peter wanted that Sisley took the responsibility and would allow the driver to park the lorry at their estate. But Sisley simply had said no and Peter had finally agreed to it.

Ten minutes later Sisley’s phone rang, Peter’s boss: “I want to talk to the Manager David, now!” And immediately put down the phone. Of course, this was about the lorry with the hazard goods.
Ten minutes passed and the phone rang, again Peter’s boss: “ Sisley, I apology, I was very upset as Peter has no responsibility to make those decisions, but yes, after talking with David, you were right and it was up to us that the lorry had the permission to park. Please take my apology and I also want to say thank you for making the deliveries on time, you really did a great job and it’s great to work with you!”

Sisley replied “Oh well, Peter that’s okay, this was an explosive thing to handle, I felt the same about it, so a little heat in the air it’s okay and I’m glad to hear that everything else went well. No need to apology.” Peter: “Oh, thanks Sisley than I wish you a great week and I’m looking forward to working with you on the next orders.” Sisley replied simply by answering with a “Pleasure of the company” and put the phone down.


Mike the Director came out of the office: ”Oh, Sisley what is defenestration in German.” Sisley: “Defenestration? This means “Rausschmiß”. David: “Defenestration, I don’t even know what this means in English!” Sisley: “This means to throw out something or someone out of the window or in some other context it can also mean the action or process of dismissing someone from a position of power or authority” Mike: “Oh, it’s always nice to have you around Sisley!”

Tina just coming around with a sharp look at Sisley “Oh, what a compliment, what did you do for him?!” Sisley’s phone ringing again, blinking with an eye on Tina then picking up the phone. Mel calling from London: “Oh, Sisley, you won’t believe who just called me, Marc, the guy from our weekend trip…..!”


A road to continue?


Sunday afternoon the two girls Sisley and Mel are diving the M5 passing Exeter Mel tells about last night when Marc had picked her up with this hot Cabrio a red Alfa-Romeo Spider.


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They had taken the Riverside Coast Way driving through Pentire towards West Pentire and the drive had been amazing. Marc had been playing the song crazy in love than he had taken a right turn at the Riverside Avenue diving the little path towards the coast and stopped the car.

They had an impressive view over the sea, the water in turquoise color was coming into the coast side and ended in the deep blue while huge waves were breaking and spreading against the big rocks – amazing natural wonder.

Marc had looked into Mel’s eyes and came very close with a smile on his lips he had closed his eyes and started kissing Mel. Mel felt like in heaven his kisses were soft and warm. She felt his strong muscles at his back and she sank comfortably into his arms and kisses.

The sun slowly went down they paused looking through the front window watching the sun like a red fireball slowly going down. Marc asked to continue the trip he knew a nice place where they could stay overnight.

At Pentire Point was a small lodge and they had rooms left. It was a beautifully decorated room called the moon sweet. Everything was decorated in dark blue shades with stripes and the bathroom in sand tones. And of course, they had a fantastic view on the little coast were the water was breaking at the rocks.


After the dinner, they had taken a twenty- minute walk along the seaside and had ended at a little base. They both were sitting on this shot runway looking at the bright shining moon when Mel suggested “Why not have a little swimming in the ocean? Did you ever go swimming naked before?”

Marc were smiling surprised and answered: “Swimming naked? Would you like to? No, I didn’t do that ever before. Okay, I’m with you.” Both had taken their close off and they slowly walked in to the water now standing close together. Marc kissed Mel and they dived into the water. Mel put her arms around Marc while he was swimming, so he felt her body on top of his back.

Both laughed and giggled. As it was so dark, the moon was the only light shining, that any unknown stroke on their legs felt weird and scary. Marc turned around and now they were both standing in the water again kissing each other and feeling the love in the waters of the deep blue sea.


By eleven they had returned and had ended the evening with a hot bath.

Mel was swarming she had a total crush on the guy but not knowing if this had been just this one weekend or if this was a story to be continued.


Now it is almost one o’clock. Sisley paddling back to the shore, interrupting Mel and Marc by asking them if they would also like to go for a snack or having a light lunch.

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The three go over to the little beach-bar where they order some tuna salad and sandwiches. Marc suggesting to Mel: “How about renting a car for the afternoon and go for a drive along the coast?”

Mel almost jumping in the air for happiness: “Oh, that’s a great idea, Marc! I would love that. Sisley what do you think we rent a cabriolet and let the wind blow the hair.” Sisley replying laughing: “Ah, well and playing Thelma & Louise? Nice idea. But no, I think you two should go for a joy ride on your own I will stay here do a little shopping, manicure and just enjoy the sun, chilling at the beach here.”

Mel: “Oh, well, yes that sounds nice, too. But yes, we will go for the car rental, don’t we Marc?” Marc replies with a smile: “Yes, cool. We can go there, right after lunch.”

Nick passing by and on his way back he stops at the table of the three: “Hey, guys, you have a seat for me here?” Marc: “Yes, of course, it’s yours, here sit down, Nick, you’re welcome.”

Nick replies: “Thanks Marc, so you enjoyed the waves this morning? I see your other friend made himself comfortable surfing in his own way in the sand, watching the Babe’s waves. But you guys had some good moments on the water, didn’t you?”

Mel: “Yes, and the afternoon we will go for a coast ride, we’re renting a car!” Nick: “Oh that’s a great idea! So what are you guys doing tonight, any plans?” Mel: “Oh, we don’t know but it probably can be late till we come back, I’m sure it won’t be before midnight.”

Nick: “So what are your plans for the evening Sisley?” Sisley replies with a smile on her face and a bright glance in her eyes: “Oh, I don’t know, just relaxing having dinner somewhere and chilling.” Nick: “Oh, well that sounds nice too, how about doing that together, would you like to have dinner here in one of the fish-bars? I know a great place with the best fresh fish one of those secret places.”

Sisley answers: “Oh, a secret fish-bar, you want me to show the best place in town tonight, how could I say no?” Nick: “Well, then I pick you up at seven, tonight at your hotel, okay?” Sisley agrees: “I’ll be there at seven o’clock.” The guys are finished with lunch and get up everyone goes there way.

Nine o’clock Nick and Sisley sitting on a corner table at Blue’s fish bar with an amazing view over the ocean and the little harbor. After the seafood plate and a bottle of champagne, they are waiting for a lemon parfait and mousse au chocolate. Sisley: “It’s such a beautiful place, one would not expect such a romantic scene here in Newquay.”

Nick: “Yes, it’s unusual for Newquay but I like this quiet place it gives you a moment in time, but the rest of the town has it’s very own flair, you’re right. But I somehow love this mixed atmosphere. I actually have my apartment on the other side, but also with an amazing view on the ocean. If you like and still have time after dinner I can take you there. It’s on top of this hill. You see the light over there?” Sisley nicking with her head: “Yes.” Nick:” It’s next left from it.


Sisley gets curious and agrees. The two get the bill and take a ride with Nick’s motor-bike: Sisley sitting close to Nick her hands wrapped around his hip and it’s an amazing night taking the route on the coast, driving up the small hill, she feels like in a dream. Twenty minutes later they arrive. Nick stops the motor-bike in front of a huge white villa. They walk up the staircase. Nick takes Sisley on her hand and smiles at her. “Do you like my house?” Sisley is speechless they enter the hall which is designed in a modern Italian style and with a huge terrasse.

Nick opens the glass door and they step outside the balcony. Nick: “Enjoy the view, I get us a drink, I’ll be back in a minute.” Nick switches on some lights and music and comes back with some Martinis with lemon on eyes. Sisley still speechless: “Wow, this is a lifestyle, surfing all day and that’ where you’re living spending the nights? I’m impressed, this is like a dream.”

Nick: “Yes, I like making my dreams come true and right now I see another one standing right in front of me.” Looking at Sisley he puts his hand around her shoulder and gets close to her lips: “So you like to dream a little dream, then close your eyes.” And their lips meet, they start kissing passionately getting close together.” Nick holds Sisley tight and kisses her neck. Then he pauses: “Would you like to go inside? I would.”

Both move over, going upstairs and Sisley can’t trust her own eyes she feels so overwhelmed. Lying down on the bed she just closes her eyes, and they start rolling all night. In the early morning hours, they fall asleep.

It’s about twelve o’clock Sisley wakes up with a bird singing sound and a soft kiss on her lips, opening her eyes she looks into Nick’s big green eyes and a bright smile. Nick whispering in Sisley’ ear: “You’re ready for a new day?”

The jalousies open automatically and again Sisley can’t trust her eyes this is too good to be true Sun rays shine into her eyes and she looks on the blue turquoise ocean in a shimmering light. Nick has prepared a breakfast in bed including champagne and yes she’s ready for a new day smiling into Nicks face: “Yes, I’m so ready!” biting on her lips looking at Nick asking: “So, are you?”

Sisley’s first day at the office

Sisley had looked up at her map how to take the quickest way from the hotel to the UK office and despite the traffic jam in the mornings which the receptionist warned her about and she had considered that in her route she had made her way through in about twenty minutes. She was introduced to the new department the marketing manager who was her direct report and responsible for her.


Standing in a typical sixties build office some colleagues in Germany had already told her about. One huge floor separated in two divisions the black rubbers, amino acids and some plastics and on the other side all dealings with the white agents for chemicals. You would see the open plan office with the sales desks and on the side the manager’s offices with glass windows, each having a marketing assistant placed in front of their office, so that the assistants were still part of the open plan office and the classical corner office for the director with the PA desk in the front.


Also in sixties style, Margret, who had the look of an original Marilyn Monroe. Blond hair, red lipstick and that bombshell size body covered with maxi jersey dress. There was the over-sized good soul who did the logistic part, the bossy, snippy Grace and the conservative one in an old-fashioned girly look dress Iris, the “I-know-it-all-girl”. The four woman who were all around age fifty and part of the office Inventory.

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The Marketing assistants were quiet young twenty two year old Diana and twenty five year old San the Indian guy who took the Wallstreet business approach or at least tried to be a copy of it.

Two sales consultant who would be occasionally in the office but most times they would consult customers. Here was Susan a calm and quiet girl from Australia who’d started with the company a half year ago, who seemed really a friendly person. And Sisley’s sales friend who she had already met in the hotel who would now come in pretending not to know her.

On the other side were a girl from Germany doing the Marketing Key Accounts, she was part of a special developing training program and came from the same head office as Sisley. They had the same desk placements as on the marketing side Sisley worked for.

The guys who would deal with the customer queries, logistics and a very young guy who she had previously met in Germany where he had worked as a trainee.

In addition, the finance department was on that side and then there was the sales assistant who would lose his head in anything but his work: James. He was sitting opposite the huge retriever, the filing system that was for the whole company, so every time you would file something you would have the pleasure to chat with James.

After the introduction from her Marketing Manager Dave, Sisley was introduced to all employees of both departments. So, the first hour passed with a hundreds “nice to meet you”.

At eleven she had an appointment with the PA of the CEO of the company. She complimented Sisley’s English, gave some explanation about the organizational stuff, and made some arrangement with a real estate guy who would show Sisley a flat, where she could move in within the next two weeks.


At lunch time she was ready and went with the people from her department to a pub near the office. Half of the crew went for chips and guess what? Gin tonic or a lager.

An hour later all the staff was back at their desks working the afternoon through. Margret the Marilyn copy got an order from her boss, not understanding a single word he had explained right after the lunch, she was at her best mood thanks to the gin tonics.

She was looking at Sisley asking: “Did you understand what he was saying? Than you do it, I’m slightly drunk.” Than giggling. For Sisley it was funny to see someone at work with this kind of attitude she had to smile about it. She quickly did the ordered task and Margret was very thankful for Sisley to be there.

Sisley left a bit earlier to meet the real estate agent who showed her a beautiful flat in an old refurnished school building that had now eight beautiful decorated flats.

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The house was built in stone and set in an L-shape with an area as a car park. It was a beautiful flat and in a good condition. Sisley agreed and the real estate agent made all arrangements so she could soon move in.

That was great as she did not expect such a standard for housing as England was known for a housing standard you really had to get used to when you came from Germany. But here she was positively surprised and agreed for this beautiful flat to become her new home….