Thursday, October 28, 2010

For those of you that wonder what I do in between email and travel

well this past month and half , took on the task of renovating our new office space.

Just across the hall from where we are now.
The place had not been touched for years, so between leaks in the roof, lack of maintenance the place was a shambles.

Spend a few nights ripping out old, fixing walls, painting and some flooring.
Flooring expertise provided by my coworker Mark. He did some amazing cuts and tricky placement of new laminate floor - all 1500 sqft of it.
add a wall to create some new spaces

and the place starts to look like someones apartment.
Still more work to do on the board room and the VP's special office space in the Penthouse - more updates to follow.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ok back on Schedule !

Ok its official !

We are back on schedule for India.
Looks like we are flying out Nov 13th from Toronto, into Abu Dhabi , sit for a few hours and then to Cochin,India.
Second most influential city in India after Mumbai.
Best part is we are flying Emirates  Airlines from Toronto, should good, unfortunately not first class.

as I wrote this plans changed now flying Toronto to Dubai - again to bad cant leave the airport, but at least I can say I have been to Dubai lol

Though the boss lady and I would have liked to get out of the airport in  to see that part of the world.
No customers there either DANG !!

Anyways until, then have managed to land a photo job with the Wortley Wellness Centre here in London.
Will be taking pics of the staff and the various things they do for their new website.
Should be interesting.
Out of this deal i will get a handful of personal training sessions
Pics to follow.

Am also in the middle of a renovation job for some office space.
is 80% done and moving in people this week. most of it is minor details that wont stop the moving.

here I am from a few weeks ago, Port Stanley Beach. Having a Happy Day !

Thursday, October 14, 2010

On hold !!!

Well India got pushed out to November.
Largely due to the now much publicized lack of orgnization there.
Read the news about the Commonwealth Games there and you know our challenges !! LOL

In the meantime have been out to a few local enviromental events.
Car Free Sunday in London, had DUndas street blocked in the core area between Rideout and Wellington.
Was cold overcast day , so participation was pretty low.
Saying that, the light was great for pics.

Then it was L.O.O.K (Locally Organized Organic Knowledge) held on Western Fair Grounds.
(pics to be updated). A bicycle powered generator was built and originally supposed to power the stage , then battery supplier pulled out, So they used the power generated to heat up Apple Cider for everyone. There was some local talent out to play. And a few spectators. Problem was it was cold and rained all day !!!

Then this past weekend was for 10/10/10.
In this case I was invited out to Saunders Farm , on Wonderland Rd, (north of Elginfield rd).
Listen the owner of the farm talk about the challenges of growing organicly and how he operates.
You can stop by most days to by his produce (garlic, peppers, onions, chicken, lamb).

These last pics at the farm were taken with my new Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 DC lens

It was a trade for an 18-200mm that i was not overly fond of. Preference would have been for the Canon 18-70mm 2.8 , but at $1600 retail , did not think my photographic abilities were there yet. And hey could use that money pay off something instead of buying something (damm that maturity).

OK paper to shuffle, email to answer, computerizing to do