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18 July 2017

Week 27: department outing at Moments, moderation training with Claire Doole

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A quiet week of work and cycling.

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On Sunday I was cycling along the road to Jijona when I saw this herder with his flock:
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I always get amazed by the fact that a flock of this size can be controlled by one man and his dog:
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The goats, reaching for it:
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A morning dog walk scene in the park:
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On Tuesday we had our monthly department meeting, followed by a drink at Moments, the restaurant on the beach. The occasion was to mark the beginning of the summer before people started drifting off on holiday. Stephanie and Tamara:
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Stephanie, Tamara and Berk:
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Tamara and Fouzya:
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Claire and our new Spanish colleague Charo (a common abbreviation for María Rosario, her real name):
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Schools are out already, so there were children around too:
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Carolina talks with her hands:
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Bente, from my hometown in Denmark, and Francisco:
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On Wednesday and Thursday we had an intensive training in moderating panels. The instructor was Claire Doole, who used to work for the BBC (while speaking with her during a break, I realised that I used to listen to her on BBC World Service when I lived in Belgium in the late 1990s) and now has her communications and training company. It was very much hands-on, involving recording us in action, followed by analysis by Claire. Here, I am the victim:
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Making a serious point:
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Inevitably, seeing oneself on the screen results in occasional bouts of laughter:
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On Thursday we had a fire alarm–not a drill, but the real thing. We evacuated the building and waited for the all clear. It turned out that the alarm was caused by some workers whipping up some white powder/dust in the course of their work inside the building, which confused the smoke detectors:
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Friday was a rare cloudy day in Alicante, providing for some nice morning views from the office terrace:
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On Saturday I had an errand near the Mercado Central, and I took the opportunity to walk through the market, something I always enjoy. So I finish the weekly blog with four images from there. First, the butcher:
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Rooster on the counter. Many of the stands have fanciful decorations like this:
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Fishmonger with customers from different cultures:
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Fishmonger talking to customer:
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