I returned from India on Saturday morning, had a few hours of sleep, and did the laundry in preparation for my next trip – this time, to the mountains of Switzerland for a three day team-building event. What a difference!
Complete silence and tranquility, beautiful mountain landscape, and plenty of crisp, clean air.
Not that I got to see much outside the hotel, as we were trapped in sessions all day and dinner events each evening. I might have well been in Basingstoke.
It was a Halloween-themed event, and I was lucky enough to win a box of chocolates in the pumpkin carving competition. I was accused of having an advantage, since I was the only one who comes from a country that actually celebrates Halloween, and therefore was the only one who had ever carved a pumpkin before.
I was particularly disappointed that they disqualified my “drunken pumpkin” on the basis of using non-pumpkin props. I thought it was a good effort.