A while back, I was transferred to a new team at my $JOB. This team is more aligned with what I normally do, so this is a good thing. Plus, I know all other folks on the team, and I like them, including the manager. The only drawback is that I am the only US-based person on the team, as the rest of them are in London. Upside, I got to go over for some training and planning.
I had a bit more down-time in the evenings this trip which I knew about in advance, so I brought over my big camera and my travel camera, a Panazonic DCM-ZS40, and a Gorilla-pod and had some fun walking around.
I was reflecting on something today. 12 years ago today, I posted something on one of my first blogs (which has since been merged into this one).
In the years in between, I have had two photo blogs which I did a very good job up updating on a regular basis.
One of them, I posted almost daily for around 8 years, with over 1950 posts.
The other, I took, processed, and posted a new picture every day for a little over a year back in 2009. I tried to restart it two years ago, and did not get nearly as far.
This blog, I have not been doing as good of a job updating it (129 posts including this one in 12 years). But, I have tried to post at least once a month. Most of the time, I can make that. Sometimes, not as much.
Thanks for being on the ride as I am try to make this a bit better and more interesting than the occasional travel pics.
As I teased before, I was back in the UK for some meetings. The original plan got all sideways when my main person I was meeting with left for paternity leave just before I got over there. No worries, as I was able to use the time to meet with others and get some good work done.
This time, I brought my main camera over with me, and spent some of the downtime taking pictures, mainly in Bournemouth, as I was only in London for the Monday, and was in meetings all day.
Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took. Enjoy!
So, this time, I was in London for most of the two weeks, but I did get a side trip to Bournemouth to meet with the team there. I was over there to get brought up to speed on a new project I am starting. This one will be more project management vs development.
Oh and of course, I took some time to take pictures. Some are here:
We have been very lucky. Our house sits at 125 feet above sea-level, and the reservoir near us which everyone is very worried about tops out at 107 feet, so no worries about flooding from that. Plus, we are the highest house in the subdivision.
We also kept power, water, and internet through the whole process. Most of the people I know who live in town took some damage from flood waters. Thankfully, no one I know either lost their home or loved one lives.
Around here, the stores are starting to open again, but with a lack of shipments from outside the region, things look a little bare: