Sunday, December 11, 2005

Hometime, Spaniards, Drunks

The time has come for me to return to my beloved Blighty. I fly back on the 16th of December (hopefully to a heroes reception) and I stay until the 3rd of January. This means that I'll be around for the usual carnage on Nick's birthday / New Year's Eve / Silvester - whatever you want to call it, I can't wait! It'll be great to see everyone while I'm back, I hope that you'll all be available for some sort of rendezvous involving Gin, catching up and possibly card games... I need to use the poker set Jay gave me after all!

Already planned: G's birfday celebration on the 19th, plus gig on the 21st at the Rhythm Factory starring Van Tango faves Carpet Ministry and Esio Trot - see here for details on how to stick it to the man!

Short Austria update: There was merriment aplenty last night as the Spaniards organised a Christmas party in our kitchen with sangria and secret Santas... they sang songs in Spanish that I didn't understand, but were reliably translated for me by Isaac (my Peruvian neighbour). One of the songs involved using a ship as a metaphor for male genitalia, with the sailors as the hairs and the wake as the sperm. Interesting song to sing at a Christmas party - whatever happened to carols? Silent Night anyone?

The aftermath...


At 8:18 am GMT, Blogger carpet ministry said...

jon you're a trooper. hope to see you soon, preferably with some mulled wine in your hand

At 2:17 pm GMT, Anonymous Ten Ninjas Steve said...

Coming home ay; well I wonder how long it will be before you get stuck in traffic or on a delayed train. Usually takes a few minutes whenever I come back :)

At 5:26 pm GMT, Blogger thisguysplace said...

even though i'll not be there to see it, it'll be good to have jonvantango home in london/essex!

maybe you can look up the cat (the real cat) round camden?

At 9:45 pm GMT, Blogger Jon said...

carpet: - I'm bringing some bona fide austrian mulled wine (Gluehwein) back with me!

ten ninjas: - I'm landing at Stansted so chances are it'll be a matter of seconds rather than minutes... great to see you found your way over here - please excuse the nonsense :-) do you have a blog of yr own?

thisguy: - the cat! you didn't post the picture :-P london misses you buddy!

At 9:43 am GMT, Anonymous ten ninjas steve said...

I've never delved into blogging..yet. It looks fun though.

At 11:17 am GMT, Blogger Jon said...

It's great fun - but be warned: it's highly addictive. Even more so than flickr!

At 3:19 pm GMT, Blogger Cora said...

Hmmm... why did I leave earlier?? :D:D I missed all the heavy fun.

Enjoy all the time spent with your friends and seems that they miss you also:D

At 10:35 pm GMT, Blogger Jon said...

Cora you didn't really miss much - a party in a student kitchen isn't exactly high-class stuff ;-) Exciting news about Japan, tell me more about it!


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