Arriving around 10am last Tuesday and shrugging off jet lag, our six project managers were warmly welcomed to a freshly scrubbed field base. With the whole team assembled it was time for festivities including bubbles, an official welcome ceremony and a homemade chocolate cake lovingly prepared by Anna.
So, let's meet the rest of the team:
Luxury item: "My guitar."
Motto: "Carpe diem."
Tip for World Cup glory: "Brazil."
Interesting fact: Shane has never broken a bone and doesn't intend to.
Luxury item: "My beard trimmer which has yet to work due to intermittent Indian electricity."
Motto: "May you have the foresight to know where you are heading, the hindsight to know where you've been and the insight to know you've gone too far."
Tip for World Cup glory: "If you've watched all the games, you will have watched a lot of telly. Don't forget to run about."
Interesting fact: "I posted £560 in a postbox and managed to get it all back."
Luxury item: "If I was allowed, it would be my phone."
Motto: "Take life as it comes."
Tip for World Cup glory: "Go any team! I'm not interested in football."
Interesting fact: "I can hold down entire coherent conversations whilst fast asleep and not remember a thing when I wake up."
Luxury item: "A moleskin notepad which was bought for me; never thought it would give me so much pleasure."
Motto: "Life is not a rehearsal."
Tip for World Cup glory: "Leave the country so you don't have to think about it."
Interesting fact: "I dance Argentine Tango."
Luxury item: "My iPod.'
Motto: "Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now." Goethe
Tip for World Cup glory: "Don't watch it!"
Interesting fact: "I share a birthday with Abraham Lincoln."
Luxury item: "My moleskin notebook."
Motto: "Always bounce out of bed."
Tip for World Cup glory: "Argentina."
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