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How to make working in an office fun!

Ever heard the expression work hard play hard? Personally I think it’s a very apt saying and one that we tend to inadvertently apply in the TLD offices. We’re a hard working team with a lot of dedication to the jobs we do, but we also know how to have a good time whilst doing it as well as when we’re having a bit of “down time”.
I’m not sure if everyone is as lucky as us, so we’ve decided to share a few of the things with you that we do here in the office that bring a bit of “play” into our daily lives!

Prologue

I turn the key into the lock until it’s bolted, slip it into my pocket, and walk away from the door towards the street. The sky is the same hue as the asphalt of the deserted street, like I am walking on a frozen lake reflecting the stormy clouds. As I approach the Tube station, there are more and more people occupying the wet pavement. Some touches of colour show up from the wildest clothes of the magnifying crowd, gradually making the ubiquitous grey of the urban landscape recede into the background. Soon, I reach the station. I notice a great ad across the street offering a journey to Paris, which is described as the “European capital of romance and culture”. I smile – pretty proud – and nod to myself.

So, did you see her?

Confused? Let me explain. I’m currently sitting outside in the sun looking at bunnies in Loch Ness. And you aren’t and wont be the only person asking whether I saw Nessie while I was here. Right here, right now I am going to tell you the truth, and also tell you a bit about this amazing trip we have been on for the last 3 days.

Honesty time…

Rabia Baig - 3 weeks internship

Hi, my name is Rabia and I have done 3 weeks internship at TLD. Coming to TLD has made my passion in design grow even further. After these 3 weeks at TLD I have gained first-hand experience in what work life is really like and how to work to deadlines but also have fun at the same time by bringing a smile to the team by asking for a cup of tea or helping them out with their work which they have sent to me to do.

Oscar Dial

Hi, I’m Oscar, and I worked at TLD for one month. I recommend anyone reading, who is planning to apply for or who is going to work at TLD as an intern, to at least read the tips I have accumulated throughout the internship. It will give you a head start and trust me when I tell you this, anyone who can impresses Keren is worthy. I also think that if you are reading this, you should read the blogs from my fellow previous intern brothers and sisters.

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Muddy Run - obstacles

On Sunday 22nd June the London TLD girls (me, Elisa, Camille, Tamlyn) and Tamlyn’s sister Kim ran in a 5KM event at London’s Olympic Park called Pretty Muddy   – with lots of mud involved. It was an obstacle course, and included crawling through tubes, stepping through tires, climbing ropes and sliding down slides.