CIMMYT Kenya held its joint Christmas and end of year lunch on 7 December. There was a convivial mood all round as the event provided a wonderful opportunity for all the team (including visiting consultant David Watson) to share a warm meal and stimulating conversation, while reviewing the year that was. Everyone was in good spirits and agreed that 2007 had been a good year for CIMMYT Kenya. Global Maize Program Director Marianne Bänziger congratulated everyone for their excellent team efforts, hard work, and dedication throughout the year. From CIMMYT Kenya, it is a joyous and restful festive season to you all!