Sorry I've been a bit absent the last few weeks. It's not you, it's me. Last week I was in Switzerland covering the World Economic Forum. It was quite a trip -- a typical day was to work from sunup to sundown, go out to a succession of cocktail parties, sleep a few hours and do it all over again.
It was pretty much a star-f**kers paradise -- and yes, I include myself in that description. Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf what? Natalie Campbell who? See photo below for one of my close encounters:
Here's my friend Siobhan talking with the fabulous Emma Thompson. I did a video interview with Ms. Thompson on my mobile phone, in which she asks if she should look at me or my "little dingy". (Click here to watch)
The food was pretty amazing -- rösti, raclette, and at one party unlimited jamon iberico. But I think my favorite moment was at a party that had the biggest and baddest cover band I've ever seen. I would happily pay good money to see these guys live. Watch the band leader give a shout-out to my employer in the video below (I was filming from the side of the stage -- he read "Reuters" off my name badge).