Lady of leisure

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I finished up my 6 month contract at the pharmaceutical company on Friday and am officially unemployed whilst I’m looking for my next contract.  I did manage to find a new house share in East Acton, where I’ll be moving to next week and shall be living with Christine, my good mate from uni.  I must say that it was an incredible relief to get away from my previous psycho flatmate, even though the Notting Hill location was just absolutely perfect.

Before I finished up at my old job, I was invited to attend the company’s Accountant’s Conference, which really was as boring as it sounds.  The important thing to know is that it was in Malta – do I hear some of you say junket???  Well, it was a complete junket, with a lot more play than work, lots of feasting, and we even did a tour of Mdina (the old capital of Malta) and of the nearby islands, Comino and Gozo.

Today I went out for a brief visit of the British Museum.  It must be impossible to get a good look at it in one go, so I’m hoping to get there a few times whilst I’m here to check out the whole place as thoroughly as I can.  Then I went for a stroll along the banks of the Thames, past the London Eye to the Houses of Parliament.

And until I find my next job, it’s free sights and cheap nights in with a box of goon!

A short trip to Malta

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Sadly, work trips always entail too much work and not enough play, but I shouldn’t gripe! I only started contracting at a small-medium pharmaceuticals company just over two weeks ago, and I was lucky enough to spend most of this week at their head office in Malta. On Tuesday we arrived at about 3:30pm, so instead of going to the office we had the rest of the afternoon free to have a look around the area of St Julians and Sliema, where I was staying.

 

 

The view when you come into Malta is just superb. All the buildings are constructed from light coloured stone, which makes a spectacular aerial view. Apparently the scuba diving here is excellent, so hopefully I will be back here again soon over a weekend.