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. ;-)

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

busy week

thus far this week has been a busy week. doing prepping, followed by getting my assessment and such.
now that that is behind me, i can start preparing for a good full week training. ;-) will be good.

Sunday, 7 October 2007

Found something new to look forward to

Next spring a wonderful new game will be released: Starwars: The force unleashed.

From what I've seen this game will most definitely be something to look forward to. Great graphics, great sound effects, and great gameplay. Can't wait!

Married life

Married life seems to be treating me well.

It has it's ups and downs, but The downs never are too down.
I would not want to go back to single live no matter what.

My wife has enlightened my life immensely. and she is the very best for me.

Not a single thing to complain about.

I love her

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Training / Work

I love my new job. Great colleagues, great trips, great people to train. YES!

will keep on doing this for quite a while i guess.

Sunday, 30 September 2007

Back from wedding / honeymoon

Been back from my wedding and honeymoon for about 2 weeks now.

in that period a LOT has happened.
Just started my NEW job last Monday, and am loving it.
Quite a nice and steep learning curve, which is something I think is a good thing.

Got my own team of trainers now, and coming week I will be giving my first training session already.

What more can you want from a job? travel, good colleagues, nice challenges, etc.

Wednesday, 19 September 2007


Our wedding was a great success, with loads of visitors from Poland and Holland, but also from Belgium and England.

After this our honeymoon, was wonderfull to.

photo's are available to people as well.

Saturday, 25 August 2007

WORK new and old

Having signed a new contract somewhere else, it will be strange to say goodbye at the old place of work.

But the new place of work will be a great place to get started at as well.

Was nervous about resigning, but am very excited to about getting started at the new place of work.

Wedding is getting close

Next Saturday will be THE day.

Our church wedding is going to take place. Exciting to see that come so much closer.

will be great seeing all the friends and family again.

Friday, 24 August 2007

Hard choices

Sometimes people need to make hard choices.

today was one of those days.

Leaving a place that you have enjoyed working at for a long period.

But the future looks bright and the pastures are green.

Sunday, 19 August 2007


For those of you that are on the inside.
We have added a little bit of content to the wedding website. ;-)

Thursday, 9 August 2007

quiet week

not much happening this week, pretty much same old same old.

I do get to do more 'senior' support work this week, and have to give a Demo to a client tomorrow. so there are still some things happening.

Monday, 30 July 2007


Had a long weekend in Peterborough visiting our brother/brother-in-law.

sleeping on the ground is not the most comfortable, but for the rest was a great weekend.

new job?

about 2 weeks ago all internal staff got an email about an internal job openign coming up soon, as 'interim project coordinator'. I applied, and they have now offered me the position.
just need to read the contract, negotiate, and sign it, and i should be able to start in september, or so. dependant upon when we get a new person trained up for my current role.

Sunday, 8 July 2007

More business trips

Tomorrow I am again going out on business. This time to a town near to Manchester.

Last week i was in Leeds for two days, but to Manchester it will only be one day.

Tuesday, 3 July 2007

more trips

Guess what, i get into the office this mornign, turns out a colleague is off sick.

I have to go to leeds today for a 2 day trip.


anyways seems like the client booked a great hotel there, but i will be missing my wife.

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Business trips

Like i had said before Loads of business trips this month.

Turns out now I won't have to go to Prague on sunday. Client canceled it.

but now I have to go to Budapest a week later. we'll see how that goes.

on another note: got 8 days of non-married life left. ;-)

Dubai second time

Came back from Dubai yesterday morning. and am back at work now.

the trip itself was not so bad, but prefer to take another airline next time round.

anyways the hotel I had there was crap, loud music until about 2 am and very small room.

next time I'll make sure not to go to this hotel again.

Thursday, 14 June 2007

trip after trip

Busy week this week, at least in the sense that I ahve to book trip after trip.

just today booked a trip to Prague, yesterday a trip to stockport. Lovely.

In a months time I will travel quite a big number of miles

Wednesday, 13 June 2007

nice week again

After a nice time for work in Dubai, it took a bit of time to get used to the different timezone, but no big worries.

yesterday Ewa and myself went to the registars office to get some of our paperwork for our wedding arranged. wend quite smooth, and turned out to be cheaper than originally expected.

Sunday, 10 June 2007

Dubai pictures

Back from Dubai

Just came back from Dubai yesterday. Had to get up at 5:30 local time (2:30 British time) to catch the plane, so when i ultimately got back home at 17:00 British time, I was pretty much dead with exhaustion.
Anyways the stay over there was marvelous. Didn't have the best weather to start of with, due to a cyclone being in the area, but was beautiful countryside anyways.

At least now i know a bit more about the place for my next visit next week.

Tuesday, 5 June 2007

Last day in the office

or rather last day in the office this week.
Flying out tomorrow morning. flight leaves at 840. thus i have to get up at 5, and get the first tube to Heathrow.
then on the train to Heathrow, where i can check in quite early. and then wait a big hour before the flight leaves.

will be a long long flight.

the bad news: The weather will be bad whilst I'm there. Lots of thunderstorms and the such. Still the temperature will be in the upper thirties.

Sunday, 3 June 2007

gorgeous weekend

Finally we had a gorgeous weekend again.

blue skies, lots of sun, and nice temperatures as well.

Lot of walking we did this weekend, and we found out new things about our neighborhood. Seem like we are living quite close to a little river. It's called 'New River'. Actually it is no longer so much of a river as it had been. It's been covered over with pavement for the most part, but the course of the river can still be followed, and there is a walking route along it now.


Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Back at work

It feels good to be back at work.

Rainy bank holiday weekends encourage you to get back to nice dry warm desks again.

Sunday, 27 May 2007

Typical Bank holiday weekend

Like usual we again have a rainy bank holiday weekend, not much to do outside, but to 'enjoy' RAIN.

hopefully it will get better soon.

Tuesday, 22 May 2007

Weird Weather

Like always British weather is entirely unpredictable again, then one day it is chilly and raining, the next it is warm and sunny.

Hopyfully it will stay warm and sunny now.

Friday, 11 May 2007

Busy Month

Seems like June will be a very busy month.

We will be getting our Civil marriage performed in England. This is due to having trouble with the Polish embassy not knowing what to do with me since I'm Dutch and living in London. The Polish Embassy in London says go to the Polish embassy in Holland, and the one in Holland says they are not sure what to do.
So to make things easier for us, we will get our civil ceremony done in England, with only 1-2 friends as witnesses, and the 'real' wedding will be in September in Church in Poland. This Polish wedding is where everyone will attend.

Anyways, we will first need to declare our intend to get married, which we will do mid June, and then a few weeks later we will say our vows, and be officially married.

Besides this all, It seems like I will have to make 3 business trips in that month. 2 to Dubai, and one to another city in Europe somewhere.

Thus a very busy month.

Tuesday, 8 May 2007

Weekend in Holland

We went over to Holland for the Bank holiday weekend and had a great time there.
met some old friends, ate lots of Dutch food.

Unfortunately on the way back our flight turned out to be delayed, form Rotterdam to Stansted.
was not announced, nor apologized for.
Flight was quite fast and smooth, so not too many worries.

anyways we are back home, where our heart is.
I'll soon post some picks on Picasa.

Wednesday, 2 May 2007

Second trip to Dubai

Yesterday I got told I was to go to Dubai yet again, or rather I will have to go to two different clients at different times in June.
Got told it would be 45 Degree C there at that time, so really hope for some good airco.

Anyways a bit of travel for work is always welcome.

Monday, 30 April 2007

Dutch Queen's day

Today it is Queens day in Holland.
To celebrate the event, Holland House had organized a Dutch queens day celebration in London last saterday.
Was a great event, lots of nice sun and marvelous food.

You were able to watch a traditional Clog maker make wooden clogs, go in to a 'silent disco', eat Dutch food to your heart's content. Marvelous.

Here are some more pictures of the event we took.

Birthday of a m8

Last Friday we had a great night out, Perrin a colleague of mine, was celebrating his Birthday so we went out to a pub downtown.
Nice Blues cafe he had picked, with pretty good beers, and decent food.

Was a great night. The first band was not the best, but the second band rocked the house.

Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Eve with a Dutch m8

This evening I had a few drinks with a Dutch m8 (Roland) of mine, whom is part of the same 'Dispuut' MORT SUBITE.
We went to a pub on Upper street where we had a few Mort Subite Beers, followed by some more Dutch/Belgian beers to ultimately top it all up with some cocktails.
Was great to see a Fellow Mort Subite member again and chat about Dutch times.
He and I work in entirely different Industries though. I work in IT, whilst he works in a Banking firm.

Anyways in the meantime our Hot water issue at home has not been resolved, and thus I will have to take a cold shower now. Not looking forward to it.

Tuesday, 24 April 2007

Indeed temporary

Like I said, it was a temporary fix.

Now it stopped working all together.

Guess the landlord will need to hurry get it fixed ASAP if we want to be able to shower.

Temporary Fix?!

I found that the cause of our Hot water trouble is most likely something to do with the power switch for the boiler. We can't flip the switch anymore. What we can do is push the switch slightly to the side, and Voila, the light turns back on and hot water will be created. BUT we will have to keep pushing it to the side.

I took some toothpicks, and made sure it stayed in the position which would allow us to get hot water. This is a temporary solution only, until the landlord sends an electrician over to replace the switch.

He promised to let someone give us a call, but no luck thus far, so i am forced to give him a call every so many hours to make sure it gets fixed. Not the best of positions, but ok.

Water trouble

Had a 'lovely' shower last night, well actually not really. Stood under the shower, but the hot water refused to come. ;-(

After checking what the cause it, it turns out the water boiler is not working.

so this morning I tried calling the landlord to get it fixed, but no luck getting in touch with him yet.

I'm hoping to be able to reach him over lunch. So that we will be able to enjoy a nice warm shower again.

Monday, 23 April 2007

Marriage preparation

Last weekend both I and my loving Fiancee attended a marriage preparation course, which is one of the requirements that the church sets, prior to you being allowed to marry in church.
we learned a few new things there about communication etc.

Was great weather over the weekend, and we were able to enjoy some of it on Sunday when walking back home from church.

Dubai - sunny training to be given

Just this mornign I was asked by one of our Project coordinators if i wanted to go to Dubai to train a client of our there. So in June I'll go over there for a 2 day training session.

I bet I'll get a bit of sun, and lots and lots of photo's