I worked with Amber for several years and she was one of the nicest, most helpful and considerate people I ever worked with. She was also great fun and could always see the funny side of things. It is hard to be writing this in the past tense. Amber will remain in my mind as a bright memory.
I first met Amber when I started work at the LSE in 2002. I used to always like going in to see the training team and always ended up spending longer chatting than I meant to! I remember conversations about exotic holidays and films. I also remember the toy cat that purred that gave me a bit of a jump the 1st time I noticed it! I got to work more closely with her a few years later and always enjoyed it. Amber, you will be missed in so many ways!
I always found Amber to be warm, friendly, welcoming and approachable. Amber would always do her best to find some time in her hectic schedule whenever I needed to speak to her, and would always take the time to ask how my team and I were. Amber would always volunteer her help should it be needed.
Amber is, and will be sorely missed by me, the department and LSE as a whole. To know that I will not see Amber around anymore is very hard to come to terms with.
Gate crashing a party, cheep beer, fried egg sandwiches, trips to the pub (many),cinema, intense nonsence led to an endearing bond, even at distance, but how this butterfly bloomed to happiness is a wonder to be loved Lizzie, my love to you and the wonderful memory of Ambers.
Amber worked along the corridor from me and I met her probably around 10 years ago when I started work at LSE. She was always smiling and wearing something fabulous (and often red). She was thoughtful and well respected and had an amazing memory for details about people, that meant she always lifted you, even just saying hello when you met her around the campus. I will always remember an evening at the Dorchester Hotel with Amber, Jeni Brown and Chris Fryer, at the IT Training Awards. LSE were shortlisted for an award and we were all very excited about the evening. I recall Amber hailing us a cab from outside LSE to go over to the Dorchester, saying we couldn’t travel on the tube in our finery. I will find the wonderful photos of us and upload them to the site if I can. Amber - you will be very much missed by your colleagues at LSE and those of us along the corridor from you in CLT.
In 2008, we were shortlisted for an Institute of IT Training award for a project that Amber started and I worked on. We didn’t win on the evening, but we had a great time and I remember having a really good long, leisurely, personal chat with Amber over dinner. Naturally, she had her favourite smartphone in her hand and was wearing red.
Such a vibrant and enchanting person - I first met her almost 10 years ago - she lit up the room with her smile. Always such energy and enthusiasm for the work of UCISA TLIG. I can only guess how much she’ll be missed by those closest to her.
Seeing again Amber’s beaming smile in so many fabulous poses & outfits (love that crazy hat!) & how many people’s lives she touched in such special ways i believe that her beautiful spirit will never leave those who will always, like me, have a special place in their heart for her. Love you hun xx
An earlier post here said Amber liked baked beans — and she did! A week before she died, I mentioned in an email that we had baked beans at supper, and she answered that she was still very fond of baked beans. (The emails covered other things as well as baked beans.) I loved getting emails from Amber, and whenever a text message from her popped up on my phone, she felt very nearby, even though it is more than 20 years since we lived in the same country.