Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Present day consumers

The internet has significantly changed the relationship existing between consumers and retailers. With the introduction of the internet greater transparency of the market has come about, for those consumers whom use the internet. This greater transparency makes it easier for consumers to look for the cheapest and/or best retailers.
More recently with WEB 2.0 applications becoming more prevelant, the power of the consumer has been enhanced further. Consumers can now give feedback on their experiences with retailers, which can change future shopping behavior by consumers.
This last change will not only affect online retailers but will also have an impact on 'brick and mortar' retailers.

The only thing is, not everyone uses the internet, or if they do not everyone checks out reviews etc. Thus in the end we still have a mix of new and old in the same mix.

Friday, 15 May 2009


maybe a little late, but here is an update on how life is.
Life is good in general, except for some hospital visits.

Seeing my sister get married has brightened everything up a lot, and i should of course not forget about my wonderful wife. She is my rock to lean on and to cherish.

Work wise, not too many trips at the moment, since the economy has been a bit on the slow side. But luckily things are picking up a bit again.

Thus overall, things are pretty good and keeping a positive attitude.

Friday, 13 February 2009

Life in London

The last few weeks have been pretty busy.
I'm not doing soooo much training work at the moment, but am prepping a lot, which can be exhausting as well.

Last weekend Ewa and I had a nice weekend over in Leeds, see the pictures on my Picasa.

need to make preps now for the trip to my sisters wedding.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Been ages

Been ages since i posted, not that I'm not alive anymore. i certainly am.

Just been busy with work, life and other stuff.

just to give you a lowdown on what has transpired in the last months.

Been traveling a lot for work, all over Europe and UK.
Been decorating our new apartment.
Been spending some time with the Wife.
Been Enjoying Lotro.
Just loads of little things.

But I'll try to keep on top of the blog from now on.

Friday, 9 May 2008


I used to play WOW, which I quit after almost 3 years of playing it. I have moved on to LOTRO, which has got way better graphics and has got great game play. I do miss the members of my guild (the Praetorian Guard), but luckily Erikose has been so good as to start up a LOTRO branch of the guild.
Fortunately for me my best friend, Dennis, has joined me in playing LOTRO as well. And we try, whenever work and other engagements allow, to play together at least once a week.

I look forward to tonight, I hope Dennis will be there as well.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

lots of trips

The next few weeks got loads of trips coming up. Frankfurt, London, Paris, Munich, and so on. will be rough being away from home. But great to get to see some sights.
Having moved into our new place at the end of February, after a period with some trouble. We finally got settled ok. And we are loving it!

Great place, great for the commute to work. etc.

Tuesday, 19 February 2008

last few days

we have only got a few more days in our old place. it is full of boxes now, but the move will be great.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

day in the office

for my work I'm on the road (rail) quite a bit, so it is wonderful to be able to be in the office from time to time.
catching up on emails, handing in my expense forms, etc.


Thursday, 31 January 2008

moving house

AFAIK we will be moving withing less than a months time. Buying a house is an expensive undertaking, but a great change in life.

nice trips still there

Was in Paris this Tuesday, will be over to Bridgwater tomorrow. so get some nice bits of travel in. causes some long days, but well worth the time, if you get to see somethign of the world. ;-)

Sunday, 18 November 2007

SW England

Last week I did a lot of traveling, went to Bristol, and Lymington.

Long train rides to both places.

nice to see more of the country than just London though. ;-)

Saturday, 17 November 2007

Daddy? No; Uncle? Yes

Our family gained a new member. No I have not become a Dad. But I did become an uncle as per two weeks ago.

look forward to seeing him in person. ;-)

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

payday, an heavenly day

Getting paid for the work you do, can feel like you are sitting on cloud number nine.
At least that is what it felt like to me. Hmmm, Great.

Look forward to the Next one.

Then again if you keep on doing good work, there is no reason not to expect to get any next one. just keep that in mind. ;-)