25 July, 2007

Off to New York...

...well, we have two new members of staff in our New York office, so I'm going out to meet both of them, and train one of them in the esoteric arts of online advertising and campaign management...it's not for a few weeks yet, but it does mean, for the *second* time, that I am having to cancel my summer holiday...

Arse...

I can't quite believe that this has happened again - once could be considered just rather bad luck, twice can almost be read (if feeling a little paranoid) as if some powerful force in the universe were conspiring against me (Fink glances nervously over his shoulder)...there is a bit of a silver lining glimering in there somewhere though (after some discussion of our options) two weeks in the west country (although Flyingpops will still go down with her folks for some of the planned break, as she (quite reasonably) isn't terribly thrilled by the idea of sitting around the house on her own while I'm working in the States) will become magically transformed into a week somewhere that qualifies as both "hot" and "abroad" in September or October (southern Europe, or maybe even the Canaries, depending what's best value/weather at the time)...Really not that fussed, but I do have a little hankering for Tapas, cold cervesa and beef steak (plump fillet, bloody as hell...or on the bone and the size of a telephone book) all of which the Spanish seem to do rather well...so I'd probably lean in that direction if it offered itself up at a tempting enough price in the last minute deals...

Actually, I moan, but last time the office paid for my connecting flight to get me from Gatwick down to the west country so I could actually pick up the tail end of the holiday (and, excitingly, it was an old propeller plane), and, as we were there at basically the end of the holiday season as a result, we almost had the place (the whole of Cornwall, I mean) to ourselves, so it wasn't *that* much of a pain...it's just a bit annoying when you've been really looking forward to a well deserved break to find it draining silently away before your eyes...

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I take it you have definetly informed your company that you are getting married next year so New York will be a very big No No!

flyingpops said...

Hmmm.... a honeymoon in NY - could be fun if we flew first class and got a posh hotel (paid for by Nature!)

:)