Posts Tagged: UK

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.

Photos from From a Friday Night at the John Snow Pub, Broadwick St., Soho

Photos from From a Friday Night at the John Snow Pub, Broadwick St., Soho
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Fri 06.26.09 – After dinner at Busaba Eathai on Wardour St, we walked over to Broadwick St. to get a photo in front of the cholera water pump (see “Ghost Map“) and then to have drinks at the John Snow Pub. It was good fun and Dan Rubin brought his bag of camera fun, which included a Fuji polaroid style camera that at the very end of the night, we took lots of photos with. More like all the ladies took photos with Jason Santa Maria (in the red shirt) and Jeremy Keith (white shirt with stripes & crosses).
All in all, it was a completely delightful evening. Many thanks to all.

Jon and Andy

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

Fri 06.26.09 – Jon Hicks and Andy Budd enjoying the sunshine outside of the Southbank Royal (something) Hall near Waterloo Station, London. About a half hour later, or as the cat herding organizers turn, a group of us walked over the bridge, through Leicester Sq, up into Soho to go have dinner to the same delicious Thai restaurant that Andy took my Mom and I to in Nov of 2007 and whose name I have forgotten now. The said Thai place was able to seat 14 of us with no reservation after a small wait on a Friday night. They Rock. If I could just remember the name…
A nice Google search has yielded the name – Busaba Eathai at 106 Wardour St. Delicious.

Tuttle Club, The Summer Outdoor Version

Tuttle Club, The Summer Outdoor Version
Photo taken by Ms. Jen with her Nokia N95.

Fri 06.26.09 – This morning I had the most delightful time at the Tuttle Club London, which due to a music conference at the ICA was held on the deck of a cafe in St. James Park just across the Mall from the ICA. Being in the park, on a deck, surrounded by grass and trees on such a lovely, sunny morning was the most delightful summery thing I can think of doing in London. Esp. when said activity includes great conversations with like minded geeks.
I think the Tuttle Club LA (LB) needs to meet outside sometime this summer.