And the theme of this week is…BIG.
It was announced last Sunday that our mother company will be joining with another industry big-wig in a “megamerger”. So, we are now a family of 130,000 global employees (!). Wow. We haven’t really felt the effect in China yet, but let’s wait and see.
I now have my ticket home. SO. EXCITED. And finally. I’ve been saving up leave dates for this big trip and now I will enjoy a glorious three weeks back on North American soil. What’s new in Vancouver/NYC? I’m so excited to be visiting my two former home cities. Will make the usual first stop in Vancouver at Tim Hortons for coffee and a honey cruller, then just spoil myself rotten with everything I’ve been missing. Nom. I kind of want to start packing now but packing six weeks before a trip is kind of ridiculous…just so looking forward to the fresh air and good food and friends and fam.
Today is the birthday of a special boy who will never grow up. Even though he’s older than I am. So, big happy wishes to him, and may he forever be on an exciting adventure.
In the meantime…
I have had these delightful desktop backgrounds on rotation all week.
Clever food typography.
Channeling my inner Miranda Priestly via this poster.
Rilo Kiley accompanied me (not in person!) on many a train ride back in the UK. This song is appropriate.
Thoughtful ideas on the aforementioned merger. The new company name suggestions made me chuckle.
On travel blogging: “Many successful bloggers believe that the best way to both thrive and maintain a level of professionalism is to keep the focus on the reader.”
Have a larger-than-life weekend!