Home for Christmas!
The last working week of 2008 went fast. It started with one day in the office, working with the new Bureau colleagues, continued with two pleasant days spent with the Secretariat colleagues at the annual staff retreat, and finished with two more days in Vienna, attending a conference on Euro-Arab relations. Then I finally left Brussels and headed South, to Portugal. And now, here I am, in Guimarães, enjoying the sun and the warm weather, the nice Portuguese home-made food, and the company of my son and the rest of my family. And it feels great! Merry Christmas everyone!