November fun and frolics

A bit of a strange month – I was manically busy right through the month but I didn’t seem to actually achieve a great deal! Aside from crazy hours, there was one other similarity between October and November… I went to kareoke in both months having never been before. London office life seems like it can be fun…

November brought us plenty of blue sky, but in winter blue skies mean it is also baltically cold!

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I did a little bit of sailing… We are building up a new crew/team on the boat and it is coming together. More importantly me and ‘the boys’ have managed 18 months of harmonious sailing, banter and friendship!

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When I was working from home, I used the daylight for some gorgeous running through the autumn leaves…

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There was time for mini-breaking and catching up with Sam… So many cute houses in the Cotswolds!

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Fun and games with friends and colleagues…

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Work trips here and there… To Belfast and Zurich which both generated some very long days. In Belfast I presented at a conference where I almost sent myself to sleep but the participants remained fully engaged… In Zurich I tried out for size one of our managing partners offices which was a power rush, especially when he came back early and chose to sit at a side table while I stayed at the big desk!

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Some pretty Christmas trees… Which helped me cope with the sadness of not being able to put mine up until the 18th December… Even a little visit to a Christmas market in Zurich as a work diversion!

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My record breaking day was a 3.45 get up (UK time) to fly back to London for a full day to then have an evening function that meant I didn’t get to bed until 1am… Sleep is needed, as is holiday – a nice long break for December which is the unhealthy benefit of not spreading my annual leave through the year!

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6 Comments

  1. Kelly Michelle
    December 4, 2016 / 7:48 pm

    Anna not that many sleeps to go till India and you bloody deserve that beautiful holiday! I used to get up at 4am to catch the train to Leeds for 7am meetings and those days are the pits…love that you are still smiling at the end of it all.
    Can’t wait to follow your adventures xx

    • December 5, 2016 / 6:49 am

      The 5.23 is now a habit twice a week, the other days 6.30 alarm is a real treat! Shall keep you appraised of India;) xx

  2. December 4, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I totally feel you on the sleep front – in the last two week I’ve been up before 5am every other day mostly to catch flights. I even missed my first ever flight the other week and broke down in tears at the airport check-in desk at 6am which I blame on sleep deprivation. I laugh about it now but it wasn’t funny at the time! Lovely photo of Zurich – I desperately want to visit before we leave Geneva next month.

    • December 5, 2016 / 6:50 am

      Where are you moving to? Back to UK? Enjoy Zurich, it was very clinical market compared to the one in Vienna, very just so, but super pretty by the opera house! I hate the early flights, always forget the impact of them by tea time! I would have wept too!

      • December 6, 2016 / 8:18 am

        Yes we’re moving back to the UK – I’ve actually quit my job in banking which seemed like a good idea at the time 🙂 . I want to be a nomad for a while and see where the wind takes me! Ok good to know about Zurich – we were looking to go to some amazing Christmas markets so maybe we’ll leave Zurich until the new year as a day trip

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