Sunday, March 17, 2013

Fluffy the flat-mate

It seems like we will have a flat-mate here. This lovely black kitty (that we called Fluffy) paid Radek a visit today. He (or she, it's not yet definitely stated) stayed for the whole afternoon. After licking a bit of pate and a small stroking session he simply went to sleep on the chair.
You're more than welcomed, Fluffy!

Saturday, March 16, 2013

83' Geneva Auto Salon

Today I visited 83' Auto Salon in Geneva. That was my first attraction during my stay in Geneva because weather has been preventing me from cycling and hiking. This year it was bit more crowded  then the last time in 2010. But still I was able to see all Geneva premier cars and to sit in all vehicles that I wanted. I was also warmly welcomed by Volvo Diplomatic Dealer. So let's see all the goodies.

First Geneva beauty shown for the first time was Lamborghini Veneno.  For me it was one of the two most beautiful cars in salon. Too bad that they built only three of them. Second best looking car was Koenigsegg Agera S Hundra:

There was hundreds of cars and everyone looked beautiful with a polished paint and appropriately lit.

After I had asked Volvo hostess about the prices and told her that I was from CERN, I was taken to a very nice Volvo VIP lounge where I waited for a dealer.
During the salon you are surrounded by cars not only on the ground but in the air too:

Most disappointing for me was the new Ferrari - la Ferrari - ordinary name and ordinary look, like for Ferrari ;-)

And this infotainment system looks familiar... :)

And that's all. Auto Salon see you next year!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Woman's Day treats

Today was the International Woman's Day. It's an occasion widely celebrated in Poland. You can meet men giving away flowers to women on the streets and tons of ladies strolling around with bouquets (tulips and roses are the most popular).

Since I work in a rather manly environment (all in all there are only ~10% of women in my company), I experienced a lot of signs of good will and friendliness.

So my treats for this day comprised of:
- flowers and chocolates from my work colleagues and family
- photo shoot organised by my employer.

Yep, you got it right! An undeniable advantage of working in a corporation is that it creates a lot of possibilities of various kind. There are budgets for different activities and employees can really benefit from that.
This year we had a marvellous occasion to participate in a video shoot for the Woman's Day. For those girls who volunteered, an additional keepsake was given. We had a professional photo session organised. I enjoyed both - video and photos.
Have a look at the results.

And the movie... Quoting from YT:
This video shows women in Tieto Poland who work on different levels in the corporate hierarchy and are responsible for different areas related to software engineering. We hope to encourage young women to choose studies and career in the fields of information technology.

This video is part of an information campaign in Poland, starting 8 March 2013, that is intended to show the diversity of possibilities for career development for women in the IT industry. 

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Foggy Ségny

Today we went for a longer walk around Ségny. As you can see from the photo above, it wasn't sunny. I bet that Jura mountains would look spectacular, if only we could have seen them through the mist.
Anyway, I liked the walk, so different from the usual city-walks in Szczecin. I really appreciate that it takes only 5 minutes on foot from our place to find ourselves in the middle of nature - with horses, cows, wild birds and who knows what else.