So Wednesday morning dawns and the survivors of my official farewell party last night at the LT Museum awake to face another day.
There seem to be numerous photos and even an official video so for posterity the tremendous speeches by Giles Fearnley, Nick Vane, Sam Mullins (and me) are there for all time.
The team had put together a series of embarrassing photos from the years gone by which flashed past on the overhead screens.
The LT Museum is a superb venue for events like this combining the tremendous setting, fabulous catering, the chance to deliver your speech from a tram and of course perfectly situated in the centre of London.
I am wading through the cards, messages and gifts and am grateful to everyone who attended or who has sent messages. At Covent Garden there was a video booth where all sorts of people went and recorded messages. I'm looking forward to seeing those! Thank you!
And somehow overnight we also released our new vehicle order - £160m of investment over the next two years. The two year commitment gives certainty to the manufacturers and of course includes the 200 new double-deckers required for the Olympics which will commence delivery in January 2012.
Take a look over at http://www.firstgroup.com/corporate/latest_news/?id=007041 for more information.