Posts Tagged: London

London Day 2 : Donna and Katie

London Day 2 : Donna and Katie
Walking Through Chinatown Apricot Tree in London New Buildings and Crane

Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Wed 09.23.09 – This morning, I woke up refreshed and not jet lagged at all after a good night’s sleep. My first full day in London, started by meeting up with Steve Marshall and a group of Yahoo! web devs for a dim sum lunch at the Jade Garden on Wardour St. in Chinatown.
After a delicious and delightful lunch with the gentlemen, I ambled up the street to the 1000 Heads office to meet up with Donna and Katie. We walked down to Covent Garden for tea and a good chat. The best part about the walk back to Holburn was the apricot tree I spotted on a street corner near Neal’s Yard! Donna and Katie had to return to work and off I went down Oxford Street.
This evening I treated myself to dinner at my favorite local restaurant, Taverna Aphrodite on Heresford St. in Bayswater. Delicious. Now I am finishing up a wee bit of blogging before turning in for the evening.

A Few Tidbits from the Tuesday after Labor Day

Tidbit #1: I don’t have any photos from today because I only took one and it was of Scruffy. I think y’all get enough Scruffy photos.
Tidbit #2: Why no photos? Gasp! Shock! Horror! What ever have you been up to?
Work.
Yep. I am trying to work real hard real fast so that I can free up two weeks at the end of this month to go to London for the Moo Party, London Design Festival, Over the Air, and FOWA. I am registered for FOWA (Future of Web Apps) but I would really like to be able to be in London the week before.
Tidbit #3: Lauren has been Redeemed.
Tidbit #4: I am perversely considering buying a Nokia N86 in London rather than one here. Why in London?
a. I am sick of the US being the place of last mobile delivery and I don’t want to reward companies that wait 2-3 or 4-5 or never months to release good mobile devices in the US.
b. The 3G sucks on AT&T due to the large number of iPhones on the network, so if one is going to be stuck (at least in LA) on Edge-like speeds why not buy a device that is Euro 3G – at least it will be fast when I am on holiday.
c. If I buy an Euro Nokia N86 online in the US, I won’t have a warranty. My June of 2007 bricking experience of my online bought N80 taught me that no warranty is BAD. If I buy the N86 in London, then I will have a warranty in the UK. It is still a warranty.
d. I want to within the year get a job in Europe, so it would be better to get a Euro 3G phone.
I know…rationalizations. rationalizations. rationalizations for my anger at NokiaUSA for being S-L-O-W or getting their container ships lost in the Bermuda Triangle.
Tidbit #5: Hey, have I mentioned lately that I would love to get a job in mobile in London? Know of any positions for a bright creator|ideator|project manager sort? Let me know.
Hopping back on the hamster wheel.

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