Seconded…

I think it was September of 2010 when I first took on an Acting DM Role, when one of the Department Managers in my store was going in for knee surgery.  It went well, I was kept in an acting role on her return.

Then in April of 2011 I went to, and passed, my Department Manager Assessment Centre. At the same time though, Waitrose was going through a management restructure called FBS and I was to head up the new Operations section at Marylebone.

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Tuff-Luv E-volve Expedition Camera Backpack Review

IMG_6966.JPGAs I’ve mentioned, this year I’m looking to get more into photography, so I was over joyed when my good friends at Love-Cases offered me a camera backpack to try.

Ideally what I’d like is something I could use when on my motorbike that allows me to have storage space for cloths, gadgets, snacks and drinks as well as compartments for my camera equipment.  I didn’t realise such a thing existed, but this Tuff Luv E-Volve backpack is exactly what I was looking for! Lets take a closer look.

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Texas 2012

Following last years epic trip to California, we weren’t really sure how we’d follow it in 2012.  Initially we’d thought about Florida, possibly even Canada but then I saw the Redskins would be playing the Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day in Cowboys Stadium! Much as I hate the Cowboys, they have arguably the best stadium in the world and I wasn’t going to miss the Redskins playing there on Thanksgiving!

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After a quick look on eBay, it wouldn’t be hard to get tickets, so plans started to develop…

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The Olympic Park & Water Polo

I have to admit, when the first information started coming out about applying for tickets for the Olympics, I really wasn’t too bothered.  As Olympic lanes started cropping up in town and Londoners are told to try and stay away if they can, I was probably with others in finding the Olympics a bit of an annoyance.

I have to be honest, this changed as the Olympics started.  I was enjoying watching the different events on the TV, it helped that Team GB had a successful start to the games, winning quite a few golds in the opening few days.  Me and Robert then spent 4 or 5 days monitoring the ticketing website, trying to grab a ticket to anything within the Olympic Park.

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Olympic Torch in Finchley

I can’t say I’m all that excited by the games coming to London.  I’m not attending any of the events, anything I see will be on the TV so it could just as easily be somewhere else in Europe and it would make no difference to me.

There is one thing I’ve been able to ‘participate’ in, and that’s to get a look at the torch as it passes by.  The torch has made its way round Britain, they say passing within 10 miles of 95% of the population, so with it passing within 300 metres of me, I figured I should make the effort and go see it. Continue reading Olympic Torch in Finchley

Google, privacy and future tech

Last week saw Google host their annual Google IO developer conference in California.  Over the past few years they’ve given away some great devices to developers attending, starting back in 2010 with a Google Nexus One, then  Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1’s on 2011, this year they gave away a Nexus 7 (tablet with the next version of Android, Jelly Bean) a Nexus Q (Google’s answer to Sonos) and a Galaxy Nexus (which will be receiving Jelly Bean very soon).

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