Mountains, Snow and Sunshine

These photos were taken in Flumserberg, Switzerland back in February, the first 5 with my Canon Rebel EOD and the rest with my iPhone!

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San Francisco, California

After Napa Valley, we headed back to San Francisco here are some of the shots from our adventures.

The Castro Theatre

Fisherman’s Wharf

San Francisco Hilly Streets


Flower Conservatory, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park

Japanese Tea Garden, Golden Gate Park – Pagoda

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach

Ocean Beach – Surfer







The Napa Valley, California

A month ago, my fiancé and I went on holiday to California, to a family wedding in the Napa valley and then to spend time with friends in San Francisco.

The wineries were beautiful. Could of happily spent days wandering around the vines and the gardens. Here are a few of the shots that I took whilst there.

Frog’s Leap

Silver Oak


First warm beach trip of the year

In mid-May Tim and I popped down to North Devon in the UK for a post-engagement/pre-birthday catch up with my family. We spend Saturday on Saunton Sands hanging out on the beach. Thankfully the sun had finally come out after a month of constant rain. We had an awesome BBQ and frolicked  in the sand dunes.  My nieces were very willing, photogenic subjects for me!

Moving again…

Today is my first day back in the London ThoughtWorks office since I started here nearly 4 years ago. I have just transferred back here from the Chicago ThoughtWorks office.

It’s pretty crazy being back in the UK. I’ve been away for over 3 years now, and much longer since I lived in England proper. It took me a few days to figure out which way to look while crossing the road, how to use chip and pin payment and that left over coins actually are worth something so I should figure out what they all are. People may think that I’m crazy but I missed the food here too…

I’m quite the nomad at heart, and Chicago (at 2 years) is the longest that I’ve lived anywhere since I was 16. So it was time to move on. Tim spent time at TW UK 3 years ago and loves London and I am new here!

One of the great things about TW is that you have the opportunity to move around. So far London, Calgary, Chicago and now back to London. My TW network is ever growing and it’s nice to bump into people I know all over the world, and pretty much everyone I meet knows someone that I know, so it’s normally easy to start up a conversation.

I was quite sad leaving Chicago, I’ve made some great friends and have really come along professionally too. It almost feels like I’m starting a new school coming to TW UK. However it’s been great to spend some more time already with the other half, as right now I’m not travelling every week, and I look forward to making lots of new friends and exploring London.

My first project will have me commuting to Sutton (Surrey) every day, so I’m hoping that will give me more time for blogging and reading etc. that I really missed while driving to Peoria once a week.

Hopefully we’ve found a place to live. Pictures will come once we’ve moved in. We’ll be in the Angel Islington area.