Sunday, 12 June 2011
I was sent to Coventry!
I'm just back from the conference hosted by my employer. I travelled up to Coventry in the Midlands of England on Friday and had, eventually been allocated a room at the Novotel Hotel in Coventry.
I have to say dinner at the hotel was very good for a hotel. Dinner comprised of Prawn Cocktail to start and then for a main meal I had the gammon served with fries, a poached egg and salad. I opted to miss desert.
The conference itself was in the Ricoh Arena. The conference was full on with a real focus on the detail. It made a real change when compared to conferences hosted by my previous employer. After a really busy schedule we were transported back to our hotels to get ready for a gala dinner.
The dinner itself was delicious. Initially as we entered the Arena there was nibbles and champaign. One of the nibbles a pastry, in the shape of a 5ml medicine spoon with a cream cheese swirl on top - a great touch for a pharmacy chain!. Dinner comprised of Rock melon and Figs served with cheese and a sprig of salad. The main course was a leg of lamb with potatoes and vegetables and then for desert a strawberry slice. Congratulations to the chef and their team - dinner for 1700 people is not an easy task! Alas no photos, but I suspect that a colleague or two might email one across to me to accompany this post.