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4 August 2015

Week 33: more office, more cycling

Filed under: — Administrator @ 15:33

Another week of work and cycling and running errands, so more slices of Alicante life for my blog.

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I often photograph “my” golf course kitties, but then, they are so cute, especially when the family lounges around in the sun:
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Now to the office, where we were at it again…one of our colleagues, Peter, a seconded national expert from the Swedish IP office, is leaving us after four years to go back to Sweden. He is very well liked, and so lots of people showed up to his leaving do. And then there was the food, of course:
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Peter got the usual funny gifts one gets on such occasions:
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And then we drank some wine and more animated conversation ensued:
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Just to prove that we also do actual work in this office, here are some of the same people engaged in more serious pursuits. Because of lack of meeting rooms, we have a meeting table set up in the corridor outside my office, which sometimes provides me with pictures opportunities:
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But then Friday afternoon arrived, and Carolina had some cava from Catalonia that we had to try, albeit in a rather undignified way as we forgot to score some champagne glasses:
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Even though our new building was finished this past winter, there is some remodeling going on. This is what our former cafeteria in the old building looks like right now. It is being transformed into a restaurant with a winter garden:
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Enough office stuff. Wednesday evening I had to pick up someone at the airport, and while waiting, I snapped this picture of a couple greeting each other in the arrivals lounge:
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A snapshot from the centre of Alicante. Poking at smartphones is not just for the young:
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Another Alicante snapshot. This is the entrance to a bank. I took this picture in the afternoon. The bank itself was already closed, I think–I just used the cash machine. But I was surprised to find the mattress in there. Banks (and businesses in general) around here are tolerant of homeless people, but I did not think they were that tolerant:
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Saturday morning dog walk. Leftovers from Friday night are clearly in evidence on Avenida Vicente Ramos:
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Cycling near Busot after work–for once, we had some interesting clouds at sunset:
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Two different views of the same landscape. First, a straight image:
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And then, a panorama from the same spot:
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Our Director of Community and Social Affairs, aka my wife, had decreed a BBQ party for Saturday night. So selected friends were summoned, among them Eliot the Argentine who can make anything barbecued taste good:
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Even after dark it was still hot outside, so some of the guests stayed in the den. The lady in the middle is our next-door neighbour:
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Smartphones, again:
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The Grill Master gets a well-deserved break:
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Finger-licking good!:
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Iñaki and his wife. Iñaki likes whisky, and here he is enjoying some Nikka From The Barrel, albeit using a Delirium Tremens beer glass, an abomination:
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