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Let’s get this party started

So begins our honeymoon. Or as I like to call it, our happymoon (honey played a starring role in my stag party, the details of which I won’t bore you with, and so I have half-jokingly renamed this trip we’re taking.

For those of you who don’t remember, we’ve decided to honeymoon in South Africa. Our thinking was threefold. Most importantly, it’s legal to be gay in South Africa (it’s even protected in their constitution). We visit lots of countries where it’s illegal to be gay, but our honeymoon seemed like a particularly appropriate time to support an economy that supports us. Secondly, it’s only a 2 hour time difference to London, which will minimize our jet lag when we eventually have to return to work (on 23 January: hurrah!). It won’t help with the  jet lag going there, though: I got back to London from Spokane yesterday, and Andrew flew in from Philadelphia overnight. Finally, it’s in the southern hemisphere, and so it’s sunny…and the toilets will flush backwards. Which is amazing. Oh, and there are penguins and sharks. Awesome.

Anyway, as soon as Andrew got home we did a bit of packing and we had a little talk and then we waled to the Delaunay for lunch, where Andrew had a delicious chopped chicken salad and a slightly less delicious Lancashire hot pot. I had a beetroot and goat’s cheese salad, which was very good, followed by wiener schnitzel (yum). I’m happy to say that, a few weeks in, they’ve worked out many of the kinks I noticed in earlier visits, and I’ll be happy to make it a regular place.

After the Delaunay. we walked to Brewer Street so that Andrew could get a haircut and I could have a caffe latte, then we stopped by Liberty to check out the sale. I was unimpressed, but we did bump into our coworkers Adam and Aaron, which was very nice. Then we walked home and Andrew took a little nap before our car picked us up.

Now we’re sitting in the Concorde room. We just had a little snack (Taittinger 2004, another goat’s cheese and beetroot salad, and a shared cheeseburger), and we’re about to board our plane. Also, I’m drinking a cup of steamed milk, which may be my new favourite thing ever.

I’ll try to post some pictures to Google+ while we’re there, and maybe even draft a blog post or two…and add photos to the blog posts when it’s easy to do so.

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