We got up early today so that we could get down to breakfast when it started at 6:30. This made the morning much more relaxed and we even had time to chat to the children in NZ before Brendon left at 8. It is such a blessing that Michelle's calling package allows her to phone Germany (at no extra cost) and so we could get a nice chat to each of the children.
The translators in the rooms around the top.
The lady at our hotel even greeted Brendon by name this morning. He looked down at his name tag and saw that it had flipped around and was not even showing his name. That impressed him greatly as she must be looking after around 200 people staying in our hotel.
I decided to purchase wifi for the room today so that I could get some "work" done myself when Asher had her afternoon nap. It was nice to get the blog posts done that I had worked on (off line) the previous night and I also managed to download a DVD player for the laptop as the one that we had used before just stopped working. We had tried to change the region when we were on the plane (and Asher was needing a bit of distraction) to have it just stop working all together. She was so pleased to have her music videos to sing and dance to today.
When we had our dinner I thought of Ruth and how much she would have enjoyed it with us. Asher is just like her and really enjoys the broccoli and cauliflower. I was glad she wasn't quite as tired tonight and managed to eat a bit more dinner than the night before.
Brendon had a bit of time "at home" this evening between the conference and their Gala Dinner. It gave everyone time to "dress up" for the fancy event. It was lovely seeing my man all dressed up. Looking so smart my love.
Asher enjoyed some time with Dad before he left.
The dinner venue.
First course: Vegetable terrine with goat curd and pesto.
Second course: Swabian ravioli filled with seafood along with mushroom ragout.
Brendon said this was literally "melt in your mouth" and you didn't even have to chew the veal - it was so incredibly soft.
Forth course: Ice cream and mousse with gingerbread, candied ginger and molasses.
Brendon had an amazing evening and we are so very thankful that he got this incredible opportunity. It was a lovely end to the conference.