So the work conference in Eurodisney ended Thursday night with a real bang – a Higher & Professional Education Gala (where my manager got Marketing Manager of the Year Award for the second year running!) and a great band, keeping everyone, sober or not, dancing till the wee hours of the morning!
No one else from my immediate team got an award, but they did so well during the week (and over the year), awards seemed trivial by that point. The fact that it was almost midnight when they started the awards ceremony might have added to the feeling of “just get it over with already, we want to dance!” in the room! Once the party started, it went on till 2:30am. Those who weren’t satisfied with that went to the Eurodisney club, but I was perfectly happy going to bed, and most of all, taking my high heels off!
I’ll put up some photos soon, but I can say I really had a fantastic week! It’s the first time I stick with a company long enough to be able to see our Director of Marketing jumping around in a scottish kilt outfit with two beers in his hands, singing along with the band on stage! I’m just glad to be part of a team where higher management can learn to forget the hierarchy and come out to have fun with us bottom-of-the-job-ladder minions!
I’m a bit bummed out that I didn’t get much time to go into Paris. We went on Monday night for a dinner at Brasserie Zimmer near Châtelet-Les Halles but had to head back to the hotel right away afterwards as it was getting late and the week was only starting. On Wednesday, I ended up staying at Eurodisney, organising the next day’s presentations and taking a nap. We had a free afternoon pass the the park’s rides but I didn’t end up using it at all. A bit of a shame, but most people said the rides weren’t that great.
Overall, good week, but happy to be home. I’ll have to go to Paris for real in a few months, rather than staying at tacky ol’ Eurodisney!