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Tiring days at work

Last week, the consultants from our overseas branches visited the 'corporate headquarters'. To get to know the people they mail/Skype with, but also to get an update on the product portfolio and future directions.

We sat in on one of the sessions, but Thursday was the 'consultants fun day', when we spent the whole day together with our Dutch consultant-colleagues. ('We' being klik and me, by the way.)
The day kicked off right in front of klik's previous workplace -- we met some of her former colleagues in their coffee break. We split up in four groups, and then did a GPS-tour across Nijmegen, which was great fun! We're contemplating buying a GPS unit to go geocaching in the weekends...
After that was lunch, lasergaming, a tour around the city brewery, and dinner. Good fun, nice to chat with colleagues in a different setting. A bit tiring, though -- lots of walking!

The next day, friday, was the christmas dinner. We collected one of my colleagues and drove to the location. The speeches were quite different from what I was used to, but in a positive way. There was much emphasis on the (commercial) achievements of the company as a whole and of specific individuals. The new employees were singled out as well, to introduce them to the larger group -- the chronological order meant that klik came right behind me in that row.

Later, when we were leaving and said goodbye to the Australian consultant, he told us (wide-eyed) that he had no idea that we were married! I'm not sure if any of the other people from overseas caught on to our marriage, but his reaction was very honest and funny.

Saturday, we went to visit usmu, but that is worth an entry of its own.
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