Laurence Andrews

February 2017 - The Missing Blogs

February started with friends, having dinner out and settling into our new home after a busy Christmas and beginning to the year. We spent time absorbing Upnor, taking walks along the beach and past the castle, enjoying the pub and surrounding area. We watched as the boats slowly begin to re-populate the river, the process is now an unexciting a... Read more

January 2017 - The Missing Blogs

2017 was kicked off in the same style as 2016, with family in Cornwall. We spent time in East Cornwall in December and visited Bodmin Moor and The Cheesewring (see post) before heading to Charlestown for New Year celebrations. At Midnight there were fireworks from the harbour, and we enjoyed some champagne while watching the events in London on ... Read more

2017 & The Missing Blogs

Quite likely the busiest year of all time and certainly one the most significant, there have been many missed opportunities for blogging in 2017. I’m going to commit to the cause while I have some time off and re-cap all the notable events of this year. After all, this blog’s purpose is both to share interesting occasions and to keep some histor... Read more

The Big Question

Well, this is a significant post! Currently sitting in the roof top bar of our hotel in Phuket, Thailand after a fantastic weekend in Singapore with Victoria. After six years together I asked her if she would marry me and (thankfully!) she said yes! The moment was everything I could have hoped for with great weather, stunning scenery and just en... Read more

Speaking at WAN Summit London

It has been an incredibly exciting week; it is not too often that I get nervous and even less frequently so in a work environment - but to do so was very worthwhile. For the past few months, I have been preparing to talk at WAN Summit London, a relatively notable industry symposium attended by Network Managers, IT Executives and Enterprise Servi... Read more

A Quick Update to the Rail Map

It hasn’t been the busiest year for rail travel, in fact, I have barely used the train at all compared to last year. That’s mostly due to much less commuting, instead spending more time working from home but is probably because of the unfortunate expiration of my 16-25 Railcard. Trains now seem and well, are, expensive – that’s a big frustration... Read more

Last of the Summer Gin, Madrid, Spain

There’s lots of excitement in our family recently, my sister, Esme and her partner, Lomas are engaged and due to marry in the summer of next year. Victoria and I are incredibly happy for them, we cannot wait for what we are certain will be a very beautiful wedding and happy occasion. Living not too far from each other we are lucky in that we are... Read more

So long, Oysters

This is a first, for me. I consider myself very lucky in that I don’t have any allergies to foods, medicines or anything else - at least, that I’m aware of. It does seem, however, that I have developed a problem with Oysters. I had hoped that recent post consumption effects were just coincidental or even very bad luck, but three identical instan... Read more