Sunday, March 28, 2010

Sunday MBK

After suffering from a stiff back all week I finally figured I might be able to loosen it up with some exercise.  So, I strapped my Marin on and went for a short 6.5mile yomp around Knebworth Estate.  It was actually quite nice - sun was out - not too warm - perfect riding weather.  Oh, and back appears better for it too :)

Friday, March 26, 2010

Work Found Out

So the blog is out at work - and making its way around finance apparently (hi guys!).  They've declared interest in shirts/vacuum cleaner updates (yes, we know they mean Roomba) and pictures of work nights out.  So, I aim to continue pleasing them, along with you Dear Reader, with these exciting updates to my fun-filled, fast-paced lifestyle!  Let's hope they don't abuse the comment functionality - Hitesh, I know where you sit!!!

Money Marketing Awards

Last night was the 2010 Money Marketing Awards at the Grosvner.  Unfortunately it broke our 6 year streak and we didn't win anything - but we had a great time anyway.  Home and bed for 03:30 - shattered!  Pics linked in title...

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Woburn Safari Park

K and I were bored - so we drove to Woburn Safari Park to have a play with the monkeys.  We also saw lions, tigers, rhino, giraffe, penguins, elephants and others.  Bit of a laugh for a Sunday afternoon :)  Highlights included two monkeys climbing on our car, seeing a Wallaby with a joey sleeping in its pouch and a small squirrel monkey trying to rifle through my pockets for treats!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Al leaving drinks

J and I joined A for his leaving drinks.  We started in a traditional old pub near his (old) workplace.  Shortly after we left for Dirty Dick's where we listened to a weird blue-grass swamp band until it was time to head home.  Most amusing :)

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Unisys Reunion

A few of the old Hermes Publishing Team met up for drinks after work tonight.  Good to see them and catch up.  The surprise guest was R - who I haven't seen since I left, some 7 years ago!

Saturday, March 13, 2010


Look what came though the post today - my MSc at last :) :) :)  I am now a Master.... bwahahahahahahahaha!  Have to go and get a frame now...  Hang on, does this mean I am no longer a student and should stop using my student-card for all those discounts :(

Thomsons Awards 2010

Last night was our internal awards ceremony congratulating those people who delivered above and beyond the expected.  It was held at the Royal Horseguards Hotel in London in a room overlooking the river and London Eye.  Luckily for me (4am finish) I had a room so not far to go for bed.  It was a fantastic night with lots of laughs and beer - these guys really are crazy :)  More pics linked in title...

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Weekend Office

It's weird coming into the office on Sat.  For starters the trains and tube are almost empty - no one pushing - not too warm - it's almost.... pleasant!  The next strangest thing is an empty office - suddenly it seems a lot bigger and less hectic.  In fact, it is actually quite nice being here - added to that Starbucks sent me some free coffee in the post this morning and I am catching up on all those little things I couldn't get done during the week.  All I need is to figure out how to get some music playing and it'll be perfect :)