Monday, January 16, 2012
Incredibly busy day. Twelve hours flat out, a sandwich at my desk, just non-stop. Ended with a one-and-a-half hour teleconf. I do quite a lot of these, usually at the end of the day Beijing time, just as London colleagues are starting theirs. I'm trying to master the art of writing emails while simultaneously contributing to the discussion. Much of the time is simply listening, but every now and again I'm put on the spot and invariably I have to ask for the question to be repeated. Coming home, I was treated to a piano & violin 'recital' by Naomi (not at the same time) while Alyssa got me a beer and showed me the Maui plaster-of-paris face-mask she made in Art class today. Sweet innocence.