Home Again :-)

Just got home from the trip – we are all very tired – pictures will be on their way but sleep is required first…

Big thanks to Vicky, Jon and Mia for putting up with us for the week and to New York City for not punishing Vicky’s feet TOO much – the blisters will recover real soon now :-).

New York trip is underway…

Vicky and Elliot are in New York with Vickii and Mia, Simon and Jon are presently in Columbus, Ohio.

We were all in NY on Sunday and Simon and Elliot spent a small fortune in the Ralph Lauren store – Vicky is yet to spend anything at all 🙁  Suspect that the balance will be redressed when we are all in New York city later today 🙂

The weather over here is nice and hot albeit cloudy

Simon and Jon have a 3 hour wait for their flight back to New York LaGuardia, and will then meet the rest of the families over at the hotel tonight on the Jersey side of the Hudson river.

New York’sa callin’

But this time Vicky and Elliot are coming too 🙂  Pepsi and Max are visiting Grandma for a week, while the rest of us head out to the big apple.

Simon has some business to do and Vicky has significant shopping to do… Look out New York

Father’s Day was very kind to Simon this year – Elliot pulled out the stops and bought Simon a really cool Mont Blanc Skywalker pen – OK so it all starts here as an agenda item for next week has now become a Mont Blanc shop as Simon has decided that a notebook will also be required…. groan, when does it stop….

What HAD he been doing?

A night out with the DACH InnerCircle group and THIS happens…..

Simon apologised profusely for eating with his knife (apparently 450 years ago, this was heavily frowned upon in Munich as the fingers were the tools of choice), but the server was just not interested.  Next thing Simon knew, this wooden contraption was wrapped on and the lecturing continued – as you can tell, Simon simply nodded as if he understood a word that was coming out of the guys mouth….

Munich

Home for the weekend, Edinburgh for 3 days at the Citrix iForum event and Simon is now in Munich (via Frankfurt) 🙂  Long day yesterday that ended in a situation where the allotted taxi had decided to not wait for Simon, so he joined a queue of almost 100 people all waiting for cabs.  The office (and hence Hotel) for the Munich office is only a couple of miles away, so the cab drivers are less than keen to go there as they can earn more money from City Centre gigs – Simon conned a driver to take him to the hotel, and when the guy found out it was only around the corner he was not best pleased – ended up being a journey at 100MPH with screeching tyres etc.

Elliot and Vicky are at home with nasty colds so we can guess that Simon will get home on Friday, catch the cold on its way out and then in a week or so re-introduce it – just before we all head out to New York for the week – GREAT 🙁

Next week, Simon is at home all week – yay ! Elliot will be pleased – it really is hard going away for weeks at a time, knowing that he is giving Vicky a hard time because daddy not there 🙁

Home again :-)

Simon got back from New York this morning and we all went out to Beverley and Hornsea (near Bridlington) to meet up with Paula and Richard.  We had a really nice lunch in Pizza Express and then went for a walk along the promenade follows by Fish and Chips (hmmm) in Hornsea.

Greg very kindly finished the new garden shed while Simon was away and it is just awesome – so weather depending, we will be moving the gear from the old shed over to the new one tomorrow.

Elliot liked the new cars daddy brought back from America – they are already well mixed in with the old ones 🙂  We are learning which one is the Chevy, which one is the Aston, which is the Audi – OK so it is taking some learning but the Chevy is almost trained in.

Fortunately the week in Chicago (for Simon) is now off, although a new trip is required to head back to New York and Columbus the following week – we are hoping that Vicky and Elliot can come along and spend some time with Vickii and Mia Wallace before they head South to the Sunshine state 🙂 Lucky buggers !!

Columbus, Ohio

Simon was up at the crack of dawn yesterday morning, travelling out to Columbus Ohio, for the last meeting of the week.  Apparently it was a good meeting and the week has now delivered two very good prospects for the new product launch – result 🙂

Today, back in NYC before flying home tonight

Just over one day to go….