Sunday, September 25, 2016

Coaching and catching up with friends - Hong Kong

Right after getting back from Denver, and with just one day in school, I set off for Hong Kong for more Cognitive Coaching.  As I arrived in the morning, I was able to spend some time on the first day looking around a part of Hong Kong that I'd not been to before.  I decided to visit the Nan Lian Gardens and the Chi Lin Nunnery.



Pavilion of Absolute Perfection and the Zi-Wu Bridge


Song Cha Xie on the Blue Pond



Across the road from the gardens was the Chi Lin Nunnery - a beautiful and tranquil place with many statues of Buddha.


One night after the coaching was over I decided to take a ride up to Victoria Peak.  It was easy to get there on public transport with amazing views both on the way up and from the top.  I then took the bus down and took the Star Ferry across to Kowloon.  What a great experience to see the sound and light show from the water.



On my last day in Hong Kong I went down to Stanley to visit Priyanka - what a lovely time this was and how special to see her new life here in Hong Kong.  I will have many happy memories of this trip for a long time to come!



Monday, September 19, 2016

Coaching and catching up with friends - Denver

For the September break I went to Denver to the Presenter's Forum - this is one more step towards becoming a Cognitive Coaching Trainer.  It was also really nice to catch up with Emily, who I worked with in Switzerland.


I was busy most of the time in a fairly out of town part of Denver (and I was also horribly jet-lagged for much of it), but one evening I did take a drive out of Lookout Mountain, near Golden, on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, where Buffalo Bill is buried.


Buffalo Bill was one of the most colourful figures of the American West.  He performed in shows that displayed cowboy themes and episodes from the frontier and Indian Wars.