I had my meetings in Berkshire England. Not only was I in Berkshire, I was in East Berkshire. It was a bit different than East Berkshire, NY (which I am very familiar). There are mostly paved roads and fewer mobile homes. They also seem to have a Government (albeit historical). I had an absolutely delightful breakfast this morning. The first thing on the menu was poached egg on haddock. It's true. I was very pleased, they seemed to know I was coming.
In Finland I had fish at every meal that I was in country. Just to make sure I didn't just have fish in my diet (for nutritional needs), I managed to buy a can of Bear Meat in Helsinki.
I left part of me in Finland. It is a great place.
I have a lot of stuff to do in Europe. I will be back in a few weeks. I see Munich on my schedule now, but I have a lot more things to do in other places in England, France, Finland, Germany and elsewhere. Building a global team really turns me on.
I am doing a good job of managing the long days and time zone changes/differences. There are all sorts of techniques, but nothing surpasses the ability to sleep well on the plane to be refreshed for work. I don't have to do any Asia trips at this point, knock-on-wood.
I will be home in Atlanta tomorrow, long enough to get packed and unpacked, catch up on work and personal business (like buying a house and a car), and head out to Brazil.
Here are some more pics of Finland.