The drive up was nice, having a good chat with one of my colleagues as we went.
We eventually found the place we were staying at, one of those chain hotels that advertises on TV.
It was pretty good overall, but I felt that the bed had been mis-sold.
On the TV ad, the guy is shown falling backwards onto it, sinking in to the comfy mattress with a sigh. If he had done that on MY bed he would have had a major injury, I swear! It was the hardest bed I have ever encountered, only slighly softer than a pebble beach.
Here I am pressing as hard as I can...
When checking out I mentioned this to the girl on the desk - she suggested that if I went to another one of these places again, I should ask for an extra quilt to be put on top of the mattress. When she sleeps over she has SIX quilts. Clearly I am not the only person who thinks that they are too hard!
The view out of the window wasn't great either...
The food made up for it, though, so overall I was happy.
The meeting itself was interesting and constructive - I made a few contributions that should prove useful so hope they felt it was worth taking me.
The return trip was nice too, with my boss driving. The weather was a bit grim, though, so we went carefully, not wanting to aquaplane under a truck.
So today I am back to normal, my cold more or less gone and looking forward to a few days of normality.