Sunday, November 12, 2006

From Up Above

Landing at Heathrow on Thursday night was amazing to say the least. I was truly taken aback by the gorgeous view - disappointed me that for such a beautiful world, we still remain the only species who continually destroy it.

The reason for being in London is actually ... business! My new employers, IDT Europe, have sent me here for 2 weeks of training. The first three weeks on the job as a wholesale pricing analyst have been challenging and fun. I've actually started coming to work with a smile on my face, eager to learn and continue on the learning curve. Quite a change, needless to say. Training starts tomorrow ...

As for my first weekend in London since the turn of the millennium - I spent it in Golders Green with my sister (who lives in London) and my 'rents (who made the 6 hr trek from New York). It was really nice to catch up - and just a pity we couldn't have Eitan with us. Golders Green is quite a nice place, heavily influenced by the Jewish & Israeli world. I actually felt quite at 'home' with the food and atmosphere in the area.

That's about it for now - I'm off to get my stuff ready for my first day of school, I mean training. Should be fun -

7 comments:

IsraLuv said...

we'll miss you here in the holy land.

dont forget us little ppl

Dave said...

so you slip out of the country without warning us ....
enjoy Golders Green and your training course - we spent nearly 4 years there....big hug to Tova.

Keep us posted ..
love Dave and Gail

Penfold said...

keep your eyes open for Auntie Dingo who is currently prowling the streets of NW London. Damned nuiscance u r in the UK though since I'm in J-town this week and fancied catching up over a pint at Smardars. Oh well

Brian said...

Hey Cousin Avi! Glad to hear about your mini family reunion in London. I'm really happy for the Piha family because I know how little you get to see one another, but at the same time, how much you make of the short times you do spend with each other... Good luck with training and stay well. Mazel Tov, Achi! - Mora

Matt said...

have a good time, Avram. Hope to see you when you return.

Monica said...

Hi Avram, I phoned you last week but you had already flown (literally) the coop. Anyway, I am so pleased that you are all set to enjoy your course and that you have been able to spend time with Mom, Dad and Tova as well as the Dislers. Will catch up when you get back.
Lots of love, Mon and Buzz

Kimberly said...

hey Avram,
just wanted to say a quick hello and deliver an e-hug to you! haha It was sooo nice of you to send me an email with your blog site. Keep doin what you do! every letter/update amazes me more then the next. You're one of a kind! Miss ya, soccer player! :)

--Kim Martin