Beer in The Bush

Picture of Wetherspoons Central Bar W12 exterior
Picture of Wetherspoons Central Bar W12 sign
Picture of Wetherspoons Central Bar W12 pint
Picture of Wetherspoons Central Bar W12 interior
Picture of Wetherspoons Central Bar W12 window

The Central Bar 6 April 2010.

Moving flat – fast!

Picture of Jorgensen Turner office

Because of a sequence of events too boring to explain here, we had to move flat quickly a couple of weeks ago.

We wanted to move to Shepherds Bush and, after spotting a suitable flat on Gumtree, we contacted Jorgensen Turner.

Within days the deal had been done, along with the inevitable paperwork!

From initially finding the flat on a Wednesday, we had moved in by the following Tuesday – fantastic.

Can I thank the team at Jorgensen Turner, and particularly Natasha Henry, for a fast and efficient service.

I unreservedly recommend using Jorgensen Turner if you want to rent or buy in W12.

(Full disclosure: I have no financial or any other business interest in Jorgensen Turner)

WordCamp UK 2010 logo unveiled

WordCamp UK 2010 logo

The WordCamp UK 2010 logo has been released.

Designed by Jonathan Harris, and inspired by Factory Records graphics, the logo will be used for branding all material connected with this year’s WordCamp UK to be held in Manchester on 17-18 July 2010.

Tickets for the event are planned to be available later this month, with early bird discounts for prompt purchasers.

I went to the 2010 Boat Race

Picture of the 2010 Boat Race

The view of the Boat Race, from the balcony of The Rutland Arms pub, just as the boats have passed Hammersmith Bridge.

Congratulations to Cambridge on their victory!

Delphic in Hammersmith

Picture of Delphic poster next to Hammersmith flyover


I went to The Fox Inn Easter Beer Festival 2010

Picture of The Fox Inn

I attended The Fox Inn Easter Beer Festival 2010 yesterday in West London.

In challenging Bank Holiday weather conditions (showers and a cold wind) a group of beer enthusiasts sampled a range of real ales (and one perry).

Here’s the drinks I enjoyed, along with marks out of ten:

The Festival continues until Monday – if you’re in the Hanwell area I recommend a visit.
Picture of Nick Carroll, Tony Lennon and Chris Collier

Pictured are fellow drinkers Nick Carroll, Tony Lennon and Chris Collier.

It’s Document Freedom Day 2010

Document Freedom Day 2010 logo

Today is Document Freedom Day, the global day for document liberation.

My chosen office package is, which uses ODF as it’s native file format.

I’m a great supporter of open standards, and ODF is an example of such a standard working in many applications and gaining increasing traction internationally, particularly in public services.