We had a team meeting in Edinburgh on Thursday (though I went up on Wednesday morning for more fun fun meetings). The usual 30(ish) was augmented with guests from other departments. We had various presentations and some lighthearted quizes in the afternoon.
At the end of the day, I was presented with one of three awards up for grabs as the "best overall contributor to the team in 2011". As you may have picked up by now, I do enough to get by at work, but this year I had a little luck with being involved in a couple of important projects and also looking after some of our most important and successful clients. The nice thing is that the award is for voted for by everyone in the room.
In the evening, we went out for a meal and then on to a bar. The attendees by this point included one of the days guests: he is 23, blond and cute. He is on a graduate placement with the marketing dept and was ultra confident. We chatted about films and the year he just spent in Paris. He was a bit camp with a lovely local Edinburgh accent, fit and with a gay ribbon on his coat. Now I would have betted money on him being gay, but I was wrong! He explained how he met his girlfriend in Paris. The guy was straight! My gaydar was way off. Calibration required I think.
Friday was a crappy journey home, with delays at the airport. I was glad to get him... very tired and in need of sleep catch-up.