Laurence Andrews

Chichen Itza, Mexico

Went to visit one of the wonders of the modern world today. Been looking forward to this for a while, and it was basically one of the selling points of this holiday, since I can only sit in the sun for so long. The trip to Chichen Itza involved a 3 hour long coach drive, it probably would have only taken one hour is we hadn’t stopped so many tim... Read more

Hello from Mexico

While ‘testing’ out the new waterproof camera I seem to have ruined all the good pictures with a drop of water that remained on the lens. Whoops! Never mind, here is one of us on Thomson’s shiny new 787 Dreamliner. There are many stories to be told of the plane and the trip, although unfortunately since I have the worst wifi connection in the en... Read more

Bucharest, Romania

This week I got the chance to travel to Bucharest, Romania to visit our Global Service Desk. We had a an issue accessing a firewall remotely and it was causing some unexpected routing behaviour so on the advice of TAC it needed to be rebuilt. Here is me standing in front of the enormous Palace of the Parliament, this building is very impressive.... Read more

Moscow, Russian Federation

Here I am in Moscow’s Red Square in front of St Basil’s Cathedral. The square was surprisingly empty but it was very cold! I managed to visit again in the day time and it was much busier. Moscow was definitely the most interesting place I’ve been so far, I look forward to going back with the confidence that I survived my first trip! Read more

Glasgow, Scotland

Another Cisco LAN upgrade, this time is Glasgow. Now, it turns out that there aren’t that many landmarks in Glasgow so, yeah… Here is a picture of TheFinnieston Crane - officially known as the Stobcross Crane it was built in 1926 and was used primarily for lifting heavy steam machinery to/from ships docked alongside. This particular picture invo... Read more

Frankfurt

I’m not sure when I defined number nineteen quite what I had in mind. Whether ‘working overseas’ includes business trips or if it should only be a permanent job… I’ve given it some thought, and decided that business trips should count. I work for a global organisation after all, so what more would I want? I’ll leave the aspirations of working fo... Read more

Introducing ISO 8601

I’m a little bit in shock. Somebody just phoned me up to verify my date of birth which I had written on a form for a significant and very well respected UK organisation. The odd thing was after verifying my date of birth (which they had incidentally managed to interpret correctly) the civil servant went on to lecture me into writing the date “in... Read more

Whitstable Lifeboat Station

This picture doesn’t do the weather much justice, but it was an amazing July Sunday afternoon. @tigziefc decided that the first beach visit of the year was in order, she has been looking forward to going crabbing for at least the last six months. With everything in order and tide tables checked we headed off for Birchington-on-Sea. Some way into... Read more