SFO Library & Museum

Where’s the best place at SFO to kill an hour? Not the Northwest WorldClub where I’m typing this (although it is a fairly nice lounge – mmm, chocolate chip cookies). No, the best place is the San Francisco Airport Commission Aviation Library & Louis A. Turpen Aviation Museum. Who would have thought there is a

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San Francisco Symphony

After a very long week I could do little more than lay around in Huntington Park on Nob Hill today but tonight I caught the F Train to Davies Symphony Hall to see Michael Tilson Thomas conduct the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra in an all Brahms concert. Lief Ove Andsnes played the Second Piano Concerto

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Poznan

I’ve been in Poznan this last week working with the guys in our Polish office. It’s been a lot of fun and tonight is the first night I’ve got back to the hotel before 10pm. Monday night saw us drinking ┼╗ywiec at the Lizard King pub in the lovely Old Town Square or Stary Ryneck.

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Pictures from the US

I have added pictures from our recent trip to LA, Las Vegas and San Francisco to the gallery. I forgot to mention before that we wandered into the Musee Mechanique at Pier 45 in Fisherman’s Wharf while we were in San Francisco. This is a fascinating place that houses one of the world’s largest collections

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San Francisco

So, waiting for our delayed flight back to London seems like a good time to post. Leaving the desert heat of Las Vegas to the east we flew to beautiful San Francisco. Actually, leaving Vegas was a little more eventful than usual as after waiting in a long security line the guard took one look

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Vegas

Las Vegas was cool. We stayed at the Bellagio, which was nice. Every casino on the Strip has its “thing”; Caesar’s has statues that come alive and move and talk and wield flaming swords, the Venetian has an indoor/outdoor canal complete with gondola rides under the Rialto Bridge, New York New York has a re-creation

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Los Angeles

Yesterday morning we departed a slightly damp Heathrow airport and approximately ten hours later we landed in sunny southern California. As they say, nobody walks in Los Angeles so we collected our hire car from the massive Hertz lot and headed out onto the famous LA freeways. Once I’d got over that initial weirdness that

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Rannerdale Panorama

I used the cool Pandora plugin for the GIMP to make this panorama of a 360 degree view from the top of Rannerdale Knotts in the Lake District. Unfortunately it doesn’t work too well at a small size as the original is 16,654 pixels wide!

Lake District Long Weekend

Over the long weekend we drove up to the beautiful Lake District and stayed in the beautiful Southerdale Cottage. We managed to avoid the traditional lousy weather that London received and had great weather for a couple of walks from the really excellent Jarrold Short Walks book. We love walking in the Lake District. It’s

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Gallery

I’ve managed to get gallery2 integrated into wordpress in at least a half-decent way. At the moment there is no dedicated link to the gallery but you can get there by clicking on the random picture displayed in the sidebar and then clicking your way around. I suppose you could also click on this link.

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