Posts Tagged: UK

Albert

Albert Memorial, London

Sat 10.06.12 – Photo of the Albert Memorial on the edge of Kensington Gardens taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia 808 Pureview on a really bright late morning after a big rainstorm the night before (aka last night).

Late Afternoon Walk in the Park

The Serpentine
Round Pond Swan, Round Pond Prince Albert's Memorial Serpentine Gallery's outdoor patio First of the Horse Chestnut trees to be turning The Serpentine with Clouds Fountain in the Rose Garden, Hyde Park Corner New sculpture on the banks of the Serpentine

All photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia 808 PureView cameraphone.

Wed 09.26.12 – I attended a Social Media Week London session “Inside the Firewall: The Social Workplace Revisited” at the Hub Westminster in the late morning and then after a few errands went back to my hotel to see if my missing suitcase had arrived or at least had been located. No updates on American’s website bag status area more than 24 hours after the bag had been known to be missing, so I called the number I had for the Heathrow lost luggage area and a nice man said he would research it and call me back.
He called back within 10 minutes, said a bag matching mine’s description had been found in Chicago with all the tags off of it. He had me identify a few items and yes, it was my bag. Yay! Yay! Yay!
After this call, I decided that it was time to go on a late afternoon walk around Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park since the rain had stopped and I needed to go on a long walk and take photos as the light at this time of year is lovely.

View from My Window, the London Edition

View from my window in Bayswater, London

Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8 this afternoon.

Fri 06.08.12 – End of the last full week that I am in London, here is a photo from my window taken this afternoon when the storm clouds were dark and peeps of sun were shining through.
I leave on Tuesday for two weeks in Finland – both Helsinki & Tampere with a side trip to Turku, then home to SoCal.
I continue to work on my mobile apps, but I know that I owe you all photos and some updates, which will hopefully come over this weekend.

On the Other Side or Walking in Kensington Gardens

Looking On One Side Looking On the Other Side
Squirrel Nutkin and his wee stumpy tail The Round Pond I wonder no longer about allergies... Horse Chestnut trees in Bloom Tip top of the Albert Memorial Chestnut flower path Europa Ducks on the Serpentine: Mandarins and Mallards Gray Heron and Swan Hawthorn Flowers

All photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.

Mon 05.07.12 – My first full day in London coincided with May Bank Holiday which meant that streets and Park were fairly quiet, so a good long walk in Kensington Gardens was a lovely way to start my AppRetreat. A good long walk after catching up on my sleep and battling jetlap induced nap attacks.
After a rather dry winter, London and the UK have had the rainiest April ever and now the beginning of May is a lovely soft green with flowers unfolding everywhere.

The Serendipity of Twitter, or How I found Dhruv in London

Dhruv Bhutani in London! Nirave
Dhruv and Nirave Ms. Jen and Dani And then general mobile geekery ensues... Oxford Street all dressed up for the Diamond Jubilee

All photos taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N8.

Sun 05.06.12 – I arrived at London Heathrow to start my two month #AppRetreat this afternoon around 1:30pm or so. The airplane journey from LAX to LHR was fairly uneventful and so was passing through passport control and customs at Heathrow.
Upon arriving at my fave studio hotel and getting settled in, I checked twitter, only to see that Dhruv Bhutani was tweeting about sightseeing London. After a few back and forths, I found myself taking the Tube down to Oxford Circus and meeting up with Dhruv, Nirave, and Dani at the Slug and Lettuce next to the Apple Store on Regent’s Street.
[Insert jokes here about mobile geeks meeting up next to the Temple of the Oh Holy Jobs…./]
I last saw Dhruv and Nirave at MWC in February and Dani last year in Berlin and did not expect to see any of the three on my first evening it in London, so it was a delightful surprise to find Dhruv in London for a few days for the Galaxy S III launch.
From our meet up point at the Slug and Lettuce, we walked over to Busaba eathai on Wardour Street in Soho for a very tasty dinner of chicken, chicken, chicken, and aubergine, as well as a lot of mobile device and app programming talk.
Thanks to Dani, Nirave, and Dhruv for making my first night in London a great one!