i spent some time going to and from the conference on the exceptionally efficient underground. i thought it was a nice touch that they had some magazines hanging on a hook for people to read….and the absence of anyone slightly resembling a chav blasting rap music did not go unnoticed.
i don’t have any photos from the very posh dinner we had with my boss in a very nice restraunt…unusually more people turned up than expected and we, as a group increased from 8 to 12 to 14 ish….requiring more tables and work by the wait staff.
my boss, forever the gracious host, spent a long time picking the wine. at this dinner i realized how socially unprepared i am…i was asked if i wanted red or white wine…i said red and someone said “oh going straight to the red” ?? is it customary to have white wine first?? i had fish and it was just poured for me….truthfully i wouldn’t have had a clue…i mean i get the white with fish, red with meat thing but…..
the evening was fun and relaxed~~~ the wine flowed among the 2 americans, 5-6 brits, 3-4 dutch, 2 Belgians and a Sicilian and two babies!!….
my saving grace was a very experienced but crude irish consultant who proceeded to trade main courses with someone who didn’t like mussels in her pasta and gladly took my leftover potatoes!!! the menu was in german so we all just took our chances….
here’s the rest of my photos is no particular order: