I was in Barcelona for a week in November

I promised I would do a bit of a catch up, so these posts may come out in a bit of a random order.

First notable thing was a trip abroad by myself. I’ve had a bit of a phobia about going abroad – not fancying the challenge of a foreign language for a time of relaxation.

The chance came up to go to a Microsoft Conference in Barcelona – Tech Ed EMEA 2008 Developers, which was a week of presentations on subjects core to developing software using current Microsoft Technologies.

It was a good week, but because it was paid for by work it has been the subject of a few posts on my work blog – go and check there if you are interested in the subject matter.

Barcelona was really nice and due to travel arrangements I had the opportunity to have a look around on the Monday morning of the week – it is a lovely city and due to the number of English speakers I managed to get away with not knowing the language – it helped of course that the conference was in English. I might even take Mrs AlistairL across there sometime.