Even though you’re still actually at work, which sucks a bit, Christmas time at work, albeit only my second Christmas here at BioMed Central, is actually quite fun. Firstly, the work slacks off a little bit. As peer reviewers and authors make themselves scarce, at least there’s nothing new coming in and we can get on with bringing the backlog down! This week, we’ve had a Christmas market in the cafe to raise money for our Charity of the Year, Computer Aid, which provides computing equipment to schools and universities in developing countries.
My department, together with the ScienceNow team and the Independent Journals team also went for our Christmas lunch at a pub near Chancery Lane. What a feast! I had a delicious parsnip soup to start followed by an enormous turkey breast roast and baked cheesecake (that I didn’t really need but somehow managed to eat anyway!). I’d highly recommend the Blue Anchor!Lastly, we had our our work’s Christmas party last night (so forgive me if this post isn’s as perky or well written as usual!) – a “dress to impress” night of cocktails and dancing at the Barbican conservatory. A really impressive venue, if a little bit chilly out in the garden! We were treated to a free bar and nibbles as well as the cheesiest DJ ever, but a good time was had by all!