Monthly Archives: June 2009

Home Sweet Home

I am now officially home, exhausted to the point of nearly comatose. I have many thoughts but I want to sleep. Blogging tomorrow & Thursday to catch up, now that I am back on good fast, reliable wifi/internet.
I took a cool photo as we fly over Labrador, just as the plane crossed over into North America, but I can’t find it on my phone to post.
Glad to be home. Bizarrely, Los Angeles is cooler in temperature than London by some.

Dan Rubin’s Spectacular Hasselblad

Dan Rubin's Spectacular Hassleblad
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Mon 06.29.09 – Speaking of Carl Zeiss lens’s, Dan Rubin brought his lovely eBay steal of a Hasselblad with him to my last night in London meet up at the Phoenix Artist Club. And the Hasselblad had a Carl Zeiss lens on it. Everyone at the table was very excited when Dan brought the Hasselblad out of his bag.
Yes, photo geeks we are. All too true.

The Gherkin and Tower Bridge

The Gherkin and Tower Bridge
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Mon 06.29.09 – As I was walking back to the Tower Hill Tube station after visiting Steve and Lobelia Lawson at their house barge on the Thames near the Design Museum, I saw The Gherkin, the glass skyscraper euphemistically named after a pickle rather than a phallic symbol, framed by the Tower Bridge. I was in a rush to not be late to meet up with folks at the Phoenix Club, but I stopped nonetheless to catch this photo.

Tug on Dry Dock Boat

Tug on Dry Dock Boat
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Mon 06.29.09 – A small tug boat on a barge dry dock in the Thames River, moored to a wharf on the Southbank near the Design Museum. I was visiting Steve & Lobelia Lawson when I spied this marvelous approach to boat repair.

Cam Displaying Her New Kinder Egg Jewellery

Cam Displaying Her New Kinder Egg Jewellery
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Sun 06.28.09 – Much fun was had by all at the post-birthday BBQ for Ms. Vikki Chowney that Camilla Blackett held at her fabulous loft flat at the Church in Camden. This photo was taken after a flat of Kinder Eggs and a fifth of Jose Cuervo tequila was procured. The chocolate exterior’s of the kinder eggs were used as shot chocolates for the tequila. It was later determined by the testers that rum worked better in the kinder eggs than tequila, as rum is more favorable to milk and white chocolate. Tequila would do better in a dark chocolate egg.
Allix formed the internal plastic kinder egg cases into jewellery for Cam.

BBQ’ing the Rain

BBQ'ing the Rain
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Sun 06.28.09 – Vikki Chowney and James Whatley display the best of English summer BBQing weather…
;oD

Leigh and Jon

Leigh and Jon
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Sat 06.27.09 – Saturday was a big delight. I took the train from London Paddington out to Oxfordshire to hang out with Family Hicks. We had a nice lunch in their backyard, I got to meet Tufts and Tom Tom the new guinea pigs, and then we went out to Chipping Norton for Mantha’s 8th birthday musical theatre adventure.
Upon return to Chez Hicks, the little ones had tea then went to bed. Leigh and I procured beverages and very good Chinese to go food, friends dropped in, and then karaoke was sung on Sing-Song (?). Unfortunately for me, I had to get to the train station to catch a the last train back into London before I could sing my Darkness song.
Even more unfortunately, my train was 1.5 hours late (o.O). But it was all worth it for the gloriousness that is Oxfordshire in the summer.
Big thanks to Leigh and Jon for hosting me.