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24 October 2018

Week 39: plenary, old cars, Sunday lunch

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Three distinct themes this week: a large meeting we were hosting at the office; an antique car show in the centre of Alicante; and the usual mix of Alicante life.

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I continued my habit of occasional visits to the beach to watch the sunrise. I like the emptiness and the autumn clouds at this time of year:
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It was a rather windy morning:
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I spent much of a couple of days in our large meeting room, as we were hosting the plenary meeting of the European Observatory on Infringements of IP Rights:
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As we usually do, we hosted a dinner in the evening of the first day of the two-day meeting. A nice opportunity to reconnect with old friends; here is my colleague Blanca, speaking with Peter Hedin from the Swedish patent office:
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It was not just food and drink and fun, though. During the pre-dinner cocktail, we made the participants work by having a structured discussion on a pre-determined subject. The discussion would be led by one of the stakeholders and the conclusions, if any, were reported at the meeting the following day:
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But then it was indeed time to eat, drink and laugh:
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Mario and Blanca:
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A snapshot from my office–it may be modern and shiny, but there are also kitties living in the park that surrounds us:
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On Saturday, I went to the centre to see an exhibition of old cars in the gardens of the Diputación (local office of the central government). It was rather small and low-key, but there were some nice pieces, such as this 1955 Ford:
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I walked around a bit, looking mainly at the details:
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A French classic that I remember from my childhood:
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A snapshot from home. About 100 meters down the street there is a very nice pizzeria, owned by an Italian guy. I could call and order, but it is nicer to just walk down there, have a beer while waiting, and take some snaps:
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On Sunday, we were invited for lunch at a friend’s apartment in a high-rise building near the beach. As usual, everyone brought some food, resulting in a rather impressive spread, both in terms of quantity and quality:
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Mariluz:
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Cani carries out an important task:
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Father and son:
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Conversation:
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The view from the balcony. In the foreground is Playa San Juan, and further away the centre of Alicante:
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