A delayed response

I called up Flight Centre back on the 22nd June and followed up with an email to ask for a contact that was working the following day so i could email an urgent flight request through on the weekend. Well today I finally got a response (31 JULY) which I found amusing because of the delay and…

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Sun 29 – Stonehenge

This morning we left Elspeth and Jeremy’s place to have lunch with John’s uncle (John) just outside of Salisbury.  Had a huge lunch and then went for a side trip to Stonehenge.  It was a lot smaller than i expected and there was soo many ppl there. Then it was back for some more food…

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Sat 28 – Bristol

Today we went to Bristol and caught up with Elspeth and Jeremy.  I’d spotted a jousting festival at a local castle but it had been cancelled due to the floods 🙁 So we went on a wander around the town and through the Bristol festival, stopping for lunch and drinks along the way. Then it…

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Thu 26 – Off to Wales

We picked up our hire car today and off to Wales.  They all have their little scams…to have an additional driver (me) they wanted to charge an extra 25 pounds a day!  Which is mighty expensive when the car hire for 4 days was 85 pounds in total…coulda got 2 cars cheaper..weird.  So armed with…

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Sun 22 – Richmond Park

Today we caught the train out to Putney to catch up with Graham and Roanne.  They took us out to Richmond Park.  It’s MASSIVE! and so close to London.  It’s full of wild deer which we were lucky enough to see. We sat around the pub for lunch and then ventured back to London, then…

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Sat 21 – Trip into London

Today we ventured into London and met up with Linda.  Everyone here seems to hate the underground and public transport.  I found it awesome! It’s quick and it has great frequency.  We jumped on and off trains all day/night and never had to wait more the 3 mins. We wandered around the middle of London,…

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Fri 20 – Go Ape – cancelled

We were supposed to Go Ape today but on our way there it was cancelled.  It rained pretty hard and a lot of roads got flooded.  Funnily enough, an hour later there was blue sky.  There was a lot of flooding all over the country.  The streets in town were flooded…water almost lapping at doors but a…

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Thu 19 – Cambridge Conference

Today we went to Cambridge University to a GIS conference.  Cambridge is pretty cool..didn’t get a chance to take any pics.  Lots of really old buildings etc.  We were in the conference hall and got to check out and hear about some cool stuff about GPS, and 3D mapping. John showing off Via Virtual Earth…

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Mon 16 July – In Shrewsbury

So we’re in Shrewsbury for a few days.  We’re staying at the Prince Rupert Hotel which is a really old building…like older than anything at home.  Lots of little corridors that lead off here and there.  Ceiling has MASSIVE beams..pretty cool. It’s very green here atm, and raining quite a bit.  Quite chilly..been running around…

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Sun 15 – Leaving Japan

So we’re at the airport in Japan..there’s bugger all to do here..there’s only 1 duty free shop with electronic goods and all the rest is perfume and alcohol.. Looks like we get outt here before the typhoon .. which i think has just been recateogrised hits..so we won’t be stuck here…Now we have a 14hr…

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Sat 14 July – Off to Japan

Sat 14 July – So today we’re off to Japan.  We get up ridicuoulsy early and off to the airport.  The silver service taxi picked up up and almost blew his gearbox up going up the hill…could’ve been a bad start.  He went the most bizarre way to the airport..on the freeway, through town, along…

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Our Tech.Ed session details are up

Details for our Tech.Ed session are up here. WEB302 – Mastering Virtual Earth 10/08/2007 11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Speaker(s): John Obrien, Bronwen Zande Want to add interactive maps to your applications or just learn more about this exciting technology? Explore the latest features of the Virtual Earth and how to extend the control to…

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We’ve turned 200

We’ve turned 200 .   Since the 6th August 2006 we’ve now done 200 blog posts.  Should’ve counted my posts on Tech Talk Blogs..oh well.  We kinda cheated cause there’s 2 of us blogging…but hey…still a milestone. So to mark our 200th blog birthday, here’s a recap and figures on us. Most people view our site on a…

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Off to the UK for a bit

So we’re off to the UK on Saturday for a few weeks…so tune in here for our adventures related to the trip .. and wonderful pictures of course . We’re taking both lappies and all my camera gear so will still have access to email, skype etc.  We’ll be spending time in Shrewsbury, Berkhamsted, London,…

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Contact Control in colour

Been really sick since Remix…so haven’t blogged much.  The other day the live team released the new version of the contacts control..you can now change it’s colours to suit your colour preference or to better fit in with your site design e.g. If you want to play check out the try contacts control page or Danny Thorpe’s…

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