Laurence Andrews

Getting Locked on a Train

This weekend I thought it would be good to travel a little off piste. Marylebone station is now just around the corner from work and I was keen to explore and see what it was all about. Marylebone is indeed a very interesting and unique station, the youngest of any London termini and the only station with no track electrification. The station ha... Read more

Tower Lifeboat Station

Without a doubt one of the more unique RNLI stations, this branch was set-up in 2002 following a request from the government. It has grown to become the busiest station in the UK, manned 24/7. Because of the unique city location the boats moor on a dedicated floating pier, known as Lifeboat Pier. The station officially has three Class E inshore ... Read more

Fowey Lifeboat

Fowey is literally one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been, it’s fantastic! It is a small town situated on the banks of the River Fowey in Cornwall, the town has a very strong sailing community, similar to that of Cowes IoW. The river is packed with yachts, cruisers and all manner of craft, all surrounding a main town quay. The Quay is t... Read more

Tignes Snowboarding 2010

Wow, 2010 was a busy year indeed! In the spirit of continuing my blog catch up here is my second official bucket list completion: #6 - Snowboard down a mountain. Snowboarding isn’t the easiest thing in the world, that’s probably a given, so along with a friend of mine we decided to get some dry slope practice in before heading off to Tignes, Fr... Read more

Oktoberfest 2010

This was a long time ago, it’s actually pretty scary. Anyway, here I am three years later finally tapping out a blog post about it! Oktoberfest 2010, for those that don’t know is the largest ‘fair’ in the world celebrating that glorious golden liquid in which the Germans are unquestionably awesome at creating. Around 6 million people visit the ... Read more

A Change of Scenery...

It’s been a good (almost) 2 years, I’ve met some fantastic people, some not-so-fantastic people and learnt lots along the way; but unlike a bad smell I’m not one to hang around. As of the 20th May I’ll be moving on to newer things and I’m the most excited about a new job I have ever been. That said, Atos has been a very important learning cur... Read more

Waterloo to Andover

I’ve been looking forward to this journey for a while. Atos have a Data Centre based in Andover and an opportunity to visit in person finally arose! Unfortunately it wasn’t a particularly intensive task, but hey ho. The journey was good, I was surprised how quickly the line snaked its way out of the city and into the countryside, there were a... Read more

Big Day, Big Run

Google Tracks is awesome, this is my first recorded run this year. The weather this weekend has been pretty warm and in total contrast to last week I was getting too warm. You can see in the center image that I walked a fair amount not because I was out of breath, just because I needed to cool down! I’m fairly confident that I’ll be able to impr... Read more