Three days - three whole days off! And gone in a flash - plus the usual ritual abuse from my USA colleagues about the number of public holidays we have... actually I think it's less than they get in most states but I gave up arguing a long time ago. Interesting fact I heard from someone today - if you look at GDP per head of populations USA is one of the top countries, UK bottom of top 10 ish and France further down. You then look at GDP per hour worked and France streak to the top and the USA fall beneath us. Interesting!
Weekend - Saturday the girls dragged me off shopping - best day of the weekend and I'm in a climate control cathedral to consumerism! Sunday I went to see Ireland deservedly win the A1GP world cup of motorsport with two brilliant drives by Adam Carroll - it's a travesty that guy isn't in F1 in F3 he was a revelation on a limited budget in GP2 the same but sadly I think he'll be another great driver that hasn't the right connections to get into the top - I do hope he gets a career in say the USA single seater series or something. Monday we went to the beach - it was freezing! Well not really but I've getting old and grumpy about this kind of thing, after lunch my daughter and her mate went to a fair and then we went on a beach/cliff top walk which was nice.
So a great weekend if over way too quickly and back to work to a bulging inbox and back to back meetings through the afternoon/evening... this new job is if nothing else occupying my time successfully.
Final observation - how come Fiat which is a company that lots hundreds of millions of Euros itself last year is seen as a saviour for Chrysler and GM? If I was running a business and was struggling to make money and someone came in and said "Hey let me show you how" and I said "what did you do last year" "Lost" I think I'd walk away. Maybe this is why I don't understand macro-economics... just seems bloody daft to me. GM sell it's EU plants to Fiat who probably will just instant close one or two of them... er why can't GM just do that... confused?