Finally Married!!

We have finally done it!

After being together for over 9 years, we managed to marry yesterday.

As I was the groom I haven’t taken any pictures, but many guests and friends have.
I will be posting the images in my gallery in the coming weeks.

For the time being here is one of us together at the wedding reception:

Gossip 0.9 & Wedding

New Release – Today Mikael and I released Gossip 0.9. After a large refactor of the foundation code, further development has been made easier and overall we feel it is much more stable. It has been some time since the last release back in December last year.

There have been many changes, some of these include:
– A spell checker
– Updated contact information dialog
– Much better Drag & Drop usage

Generally just more polish everywhere 🙂

I have been working on getting multiple accounts working again in Gossip since the refactoring. Some of this work will be in CVS very shortly. I have taken things a bit further this time by actually allowing the user to select which account they do certain actions from:

Wedding – Things are heating up with only 3 weeks to go.

Sue had her Hen night lastnight. The girls really do know how to have fun, you just have to look at their costumes on the night and all the party things they bring back home with them.

My stag do is this weekend coming, should be a good fun, I tried to arrange it for the night before the wedding but Sue threatened to call it off 🙂

Updated Photo Gallery

Gallery Update – I updated my gallery to include images from recent trips to Bressingham Steam & Gardens and todays trip to Framlingham Castle. Considering the weather on the trip to Bressingham was a little dull, I am surprised the photos came out so well.

Google Maps API – I saw some of the potential of this with what Ross did here. I love it. Someone pointed out to me the other day that Multimap show the ordinance survey over the top of an aerial view when moving the mouse over an area. – That is quite impressive too.


Live8 – So this was MASSIVE. I saw a lot of it on TV yesterday and in particular thought that the Pink Floyd’s performance was awesome, especially since they have not been together for the last 24 odd years!

My partner Sue had tickets to go and I opted out because my best mate was in town from Scotland. Kind of wished I had arranged it another weekend now. We didn’t plan the tickets, we were given them last minute!

I didn’t realise how big the whole Live8 deal was until I watched in on BBC1 and realised how many countries were involved.

If you support the cause, show your support here and add your name to the millions. I think the target is atleast 1 billion names.

Weddings & Chelsea flower show

Nokia Work – Great news about the Nokia 770 work. I hope to be in it to win it since Tim says they are raffling a few off at GUADEC.

Weddings – There are a lot of weddings happening at the moment. Went to one of Sue’s old work colleague’s wedding, a couple of week-ends back, and this week-end gone was the wedding for one of Sue’s brides maids to be. Soon it will be our wedding!

Chelsea flower show

Tomorrow Sue and I are going down to London to see the Chelsea flower show. Looking forward to it since I found a new interest in botanic photography in New Zealand.

Taking about New Zealand, Jakub seems to have similar images in his gallery – a couple of times: his/mine and his/mine.

After all that – on to GUADEC 🙂

GUADEC & New Zealand Photos

Images: Ah… the memories, I had a chance to put my New Zealand images up tonight:

I agree with Glynn, New Zealand is a comfortable place to be. If I had to move anywhere, NZ would be my first choice.

GUADEC: Well I am a GUADEC virgin and this year will be my debut visit. Flights are booked and I believe there is a botanical garden that might be worth a visit in Stuttgart too.

Servelocity & Cambridge

Signed up with Servelocity and now have a new domain ( They provide a really good service compared to the last hosted solution used.

Took the opportunity to look into original which has been used in many places already for some of the 450 odd images I took in New Zealand. They will be there soon 😉

Spent the day in Cambridge botanic gardens recently for Sue’s Birthday. Took the digital camera along for the ride 🙂 and using the power of original I can now bring to you some of the superb scenery that I was able to capture.

Back from New Zealand

Well, I just returned from New Zealand after backpacking the best part of a fantastic four weeks there.

I have over 400 digital images to sort through and some video. These include a bungy DVD, skydive images, jet boat images and the Auckland sky tower jump images. 😀

Highlights include the Singapore botanic gardens (which I saw on transit out there – 24hrs stop over) and the bungy/skydive.

Whilst in Singapore I had to try the Singapore Slinger (famous cocktail) and whilst in the courtyard at Raffles Hotel drinking it, Bill Clinton happened to pass through :O

The only shitty parts were the flights. Coming home was about 3hrs from Auckland to Sydney, 9hrs from Sydney to Bangkok and 12hrs from Bangkok to Heathrow – that much plane food can’t be good for you 🙁

All in all it rocked and I definitely recommend New Zealand!

Bryan Adams & 80’s Party!

Bryan Adams Still Rocking!
While I was in Turkey my better half suggested we go to see Bryan Adams while he is on tour in the UK this year. We decided to do it and went to see him Tuesday this week. He was much better than I thought he would be and my expectations weren’t low in the first place, rock on Bryan!

80’s Party
Mo (a work colleague) had her 40th birthday bash recently. It was great, the rule was 80’s fashion and 80’s music only. My partner and I spent the day in Felixstowe looking for some gear that I could wear (the women seem easier to sort out than the men for clothes).

I recorded the event on my digital camera but have yet to upload it to my Gallery.