Sunday 30 June 2013

Busy Times

It is now less than two weeks until our wedding; things have been pretty busy round here! Last Saturday was my Hen Night... it was a fantastic evening out with friends and family. We did some wine tasting at Vinopolis and then went and had dinner at Tas (the restaurant part of Ev).

My amazing friends had all got me little gifts... I had to guess who gave the gift from what the gift was. Such thought and effort, I will treasure them all (except the bits I'm going to eat!).

We did (of course) have a round of 'Mr and Mrs' which is what led to the excessive amount of pinkness adorning me!

It was the best Hen Night I could imagine... but it did take me Sunday and Monday to recover!!

Hen Night, a set on Flickr.

With impeccable timing my company had decided that the end of June (with less than 3 weeks to go to my wedding) would be a perfect time to send me to Scotland to do some training. I love visiting Scotland, I can just about deal with a flight that short... but again, exhausting! 

It isn't the first time I've done this... fly to Glasgow, stay over and get a train to Edinburgh before flying back the next day. Last time I went the hotel booking had only made the reservation and I had to chase down Practice Partners on the phone to pay for the room. This time we went one better. The hotel booking turned out to have been for 3 weeks previously. No room at the inn. Robbie Williams was playing Glasgow so the hotels were a wee bit busy. It was like '99 when I went to NYC and the travel agent told me it would be easier to book a hotel once I got there, neglecting to mention that the City Marathon was taking place and everywhere was booked up. That time I thought I'd be sleeping in Grand Central Station, this time it would have been Glasgow Queen Street. The Practice Partners stepped up once again and found me a room, panic averted.

The training all went well, so a worthwhile trip as it went.

A gin bath!Sunrise in LondonSunrise in LondonReady to flyBreakfastStill at 30,000ft
Pale moon (rising)CoffeeWeather front?At the officeGoing upView from...
The roomCasperR2-D2In the barFood!All gone
WatchingGood eveningGlasgowGlasgow againView from the roomI had a good sleep
Scotland 2013, a set on Flickr.