Tuesday, 25 February 2014


I'm sorry for the lack of buzz, folks.  I've been as busy as a bee. 

My endearing French boss has relocated to London to head up EMEA. Needless to say, I'm devastated! We've kept a really great working relationship for 8 years after all.  We'll have someone coming in from London to head up APAC.  I've heard many good things about my new boss so I'm sure I'll be fine.   For some reason, there is a lack of Executive Assistants in London at the moment so I’m helping both out during their transition. It’s like working two shifts – 9 to 6 on APAC, followed by 2 or 3 hours of EMEA work. I don't get out of the office, I pack lunch from home, I work and work, I seemingly have no life.  Absolutely crazy, if you think about it.

There’s the Regional Meeting in Hong Kong this week, which I spent a lot of time coordinating.  I won't get to travel to HK and I can't say I'm truly unhappy about it.  Still, it led me to miss my friends Anna, Ally, Cindy, Pearl and Tammy quite badly.  I also miss the homemade sesame cake, the 德成号家乡鸡蛋卷 , the roast goose, 菠萝包,蛋挞 … (sigh!)

But all is not lost! Salvation arrived the form of Chinese sausages from 荣华 Hong Kong. More accurately, from Jeremy who went to Hong Kong last week!  Who needs to travel when there are always good friends who bring endless supplies of good food?