Weekend Stuff: Back home and some family time
By Chris W Beal-Oracle on May 14, 2005
Those that know me will know I've been in India for the last couple of weeks. We have a team of around 50 plus engineers there, so it is important that all the senior folks get to meet them and help set the tone for the coming year. I think we did that quite successfully, we have a very motivated team out there. While I enjoyed the trip and it was productive, I'm glad to be home. The flight home was long but pleasant. I flew via Dubai (Bangalore to Dubai, Dubai to Heathrow). The first leg was fine but a bit crowded (good breakfast mind). 3 hours in Dubai (fantastic duty free, must plan to do more shopping next time) and the 8 hours back from there. There was a moment when I looked at the sky map and saw the nearest town was Basra. It brought me up a bit short. So today was a quiet 18 mile bike ride, not too fast as I haven't done much for two weeks being away. I think I'll set up a Bikes or Rides section for that kind of thing. The my wife went for a 3 mile run. She's doing a 10K tomorrow, but it didn't go well today. Hopefully tomorrow will go better. This afternoon we went to Legoland with the kids. Good fun. Our youngest went to bed straight as soon as we got home, and our eldest bought a Harry Potter lego set, 1/2 price in the end of line stuff, and is working through the instructions. It's going to be strange being back in the office. I've been out for over 2 weeks.