Friday, 9 October 2009

The Beauty of Garden Leave...


And a good evening to you from across the Pond - IT'S THE WEEKEND!!! Okay, so important announcement first - there will be NO BLOG for the next 10 days. Why, you ask? Because Jenny and I are heading to Turkey, baby!!! Bring on the whirling dervishes, bazaars, and kabobs!

It should be a great trip, and I fully expect to come back with some ridiculous stories, at least one of which involving a Turkish Bath, a sweaty naked dude, and enough steam to make you think you're in a horror film.

As for this evening, we met up with Yazz for drinks at the Lamb and Flag in St. Christopher's Place. SCP is a GREAT little out of the way collection of restaurants and pubs, and we had a fantastic time catching up. And big news - Congrats to Yazz on her new job!!! Big news!

And the bigger news? She's got a month of GARDEN Leave. What, pray tell, is garden leave? Well, that's where you take a job with a competing firm, and so your current firm sends you home but CONTINUES PAYING YOU. So yes, whilst JT and I were recovering from our hangovers at work, Yazz was in her robe and fuzzy slippers, drinking coffee and watching the UK equivalent of "House Hunters." Well done!

After a few pints (Becks Vier for me, Kronie and Stella for JT), we rolled over to this little Italian joint, where we had some DELICIOUS FOOD. Yazz and I went with the Tagliatelle with Salmon and Vodka sauce, while Muffin Puffin went with the Fusili and Broccoli, covered in Gorgonzola cheese. Yeah, Price - go ahead and say it. Chuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuubby Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuunnnnnny!!!! But at least I'm not wearing the Millet Brun or whatever the "somebody had to be" award winner is wearing...that's all I'm sayin'...

Okay, sorry so short, but there is packing to do, and we've got a 4:30 AM cab to Heathrow. Dow Jones - keep climbing. LVS forever, baby!!!

That's all the news that's fit to print. Chat in a week's time!


(A very excited for vacation) Sam and Jenny

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