It has been quite a week!
The eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull (say that 10 times fast!) Volcano in Iceland has wreaked havoc with schedules across Europe. Fortunately, Switzerland has re-opened its air space, so it looks like I will be able to make it to Porto as discussed in my previous post. It was touch and go there for awhile and I was in regular contact with the organizers to work out potential alternatives.
Photo courtesy of Henrik Thorburn
On another matter, I participated in the Toastmasters District 59, Division E International Speech Contest in Zurich last Saturday. It was superbly organized. The team even found a last-minute substitute keynote speaker when the scheduled speaker was stuck in Sweden (see volcano above).
I feel very fortunate and honoured to have won against such fantastic competition. Now it is off to the District Final on 4-6 June 2010 in The Hague, Netherlands. The organizers there have also been doing a fantastic job. Check out their website – Springtime at the Beach – and be sure to watch the short promotional video. It is hilarious!
Add to this my family and a full-time job, and it has been a busy time for me. Hence the paucity of posts in the last few days. My apologies. I leave for Porto tomorrow and return on Sunday. I will get back to my regular writing schedule next week. Thanks for your patience and continued support of this blog.