Today I left work early, and managed a few minutes paragliding at Dunstable. Managed a couple of top landings, but failed to recognise the dying lift in time and ended up doing one bottom landing.
Today is the last day. Yesterday evening we were taken by coach to an industrial site and were herded into a large warehouse. (Usual purpose was go cart racing. The entrance was made into a tube on its side with smoke effects, and creatures, dressed as insects on stilts greeting the visitors.
In the warehouse we had food, good food, and drink and music. The organisers had set up 2 stages, and 3 bands played 4 sets. They were pretty good, and yes there was crowd surfing and stage diving at an IBM conference. The first band a jazz like, the rest were rock. When the bands finished at midnight a disco continued. I had had enough, and only live music is worth the effort, so of home to bed.
It was a pretty good event, and I was pretty hot and sweaty after event. Well done IBM.
Today I have three sessions I want to attend, just hope I do not snore too loudly.
Made it through the last sessions which were very interesting presentations of the new features of Websphere 5.0.
Then back in to town to buy some Sacher Torte for Rosemary. Good flight back.
Well it is Thursday morning. Yesterday I attended some good sessions, and also one of the worst I have ever been to.
Lunch was a scramble as the session I was attending overrun a little, and the queues were on the long size. But managed a quick refuel of bean salad.
When the sessions ended I took the tube back into town and walked around the museum area. The buildings there are absolutely fabulous. I chose the correct day, because the Natural History museum was open. Had a quick walk around there. Lots of stuffed, and bottled specimens. Bit difficult, all the exhibits were described in German.
Afterwards had a long walk around town, a few beers and then a German Hot Dog.
Well it is nearly the end of Wednesday. Been to many enjoyable sessions at the IBM Symposium. Heard how to make Websphere run faster and better.
Today the sun has been shining, as it was yesterday.
Yesterday after finishing here at 7 in the evening, went back to the hotel. Did not do a great deal other than a few beers, then a McDonnalds. I have never seen so many in one town.
Tonight I will look around the museums are, and maybe enter into the museums.
I had to get up early on Sunday at 5.00 to catch the 7.30 to Wien (Vienna) in Austria. Spent the Sunday walking around the city, saw the cathedral, had lunch on the Danube of souvlaki and salad. The citizens of Wein seemed to be having an inline skateing race around the banks of the river. Seemed to be quite dangerous for the competitors and those just out for a Sunday afternoon stroll.
The weather was cloudy all day, but the sun was almost peaking through. Of course I had forgotten my hat and suntan cream so I had to be a bit careful.
ON the tube back I stopped of to see the Catherdral, St Stephens or some thing like that. More interesting were some break dancers.
Then I tried to go to the museum, when the heavens opened with a large thunder storm. So gave up and went back to the hotel for a few beers.
For supper had a meal in hotel which was quite pleasant. Starter was a terrine of Spinach, and main course was Viennese style boiled beef.
On Monday attended some long sessions on Websphere, then caught the underground back to the hotel at about 8 in the evening. Went out for supper, found an Indian resturant. Not the typical English type. Food was spicy but not hot, with quite alot of greenery with it. Unusually there was an Indian woman dressed in a sari serving. As I said not the usual English Indian resturant. Weather was drizzle all day.
So this is the start of Tuesday, blue skys today.
Been emailing the daughter and found my antique phone works hear to.