It was a quirky Toastmasters meeting, with a speech from me about angels and from Penny about the absence of prrof that gravity exists. Despite that, a visitor sined up for membership on the spot. You never can tell. Thursday was also the day Don P retired. He will be missed by many in the Risk Management community.
A new financial year for the Bank started on Friday, but none of the end-of-month data we need for reporting has arrived yet, so I busied myself with some other required analysis.
We took a trip to the Golden Arches on Thursday night, but who can blame us for that? I need some time off. The weekends since Viv left have been occupied without fail:
0: Diocesan Synod
1: Hutt/Wairarapa Area Toastmasters
3: Division E Conference (today)
4: Evita (next weekend)
In the Toastmasters conference contests today, the humorous speech contest was won by Woolly from Business Breakfast and the Table Topics contest by Ella from Upper Hutt. I will leave comment about the issues surrounding the contests as a whole for another day.
Meanwhile, Viv and Matthew are in flight to Auckland, where they will be arriving in around eleven and a half hours. I was interested to read their moods in the last LJ entries. vivh says that she is "accomplished" while pcfreak8 says that he is "exhausted". I'm sure a good night's sleep will do them both a world of good. Of course, on a 747 you don't often get "a good night's sleep", but that is another story.