A pleasant surprise arrived on my doorstop this morning, a gift box from my US and UK colleagues. I particularly enjoyed and appreciated the personal messages and updates from the UK team. I’ll make sure to update the blog with pictures when the sweets are shared around. Although it is a very generous gesture by you all, dividing them into 2,607 pieces and distributing them at the recent children’s festival did not seem wise. I was also impressed with the eclectic mix of other goodies including a football program for a game featuring two teams I don’t support. It also appears some of you are worried that I may suffer from chafing while away. I also duly note the request with respect to the direction my blog should take. It was nice to see senior management put their hands in their own pocket and contribute money albeit in chocolate form. As enjoyable and different the past few months have been I look forward to seeing and working with you all in the New Year.
Thank you very much. See you soon.