Sunday, April 30, 2006

after a late lunch ebb tide River Thames

SNAPS TWO: River Thames by Tate Britain

Friday, April 28, 2006


I walked through three London parks today

In St Jame's park this liitle fellow climbed up as if to eat from my hand

I sat down and ate my lunch box in Green Park at teatime

Green park

Hyde Park

the new Wembley Stadium glimpsed at sunset from the Chiltern Railways train on my way home

the rest of the NEC photos will be poosted ASP

another London day tomorrow first

Thursday, April 27, 2006

NEC late afternoon

Tony Wareing Technical Support Manmager, gave me an excellent briefing about the services of Nielsen BookData Supplier of bibliographic information including MARC records for English-language books and published media to libraries and booksellers

their database features millions of unique ISBNs for English-language books published worldwide, providing a single source of rich data for books and other published media.

seen from my coffee table

Rhonda Riachi, Director Association for Learning Technology

Trends in eLEARNING Education versus Entertainment in Seminar Theatre L1

Current developments in elearning are tending towards tools associated with entertainment and leisure (e.g. podcasting). This session will look at the positive and negative aspects of these and other elearning trends.

question time
triple shadows

from economical coloured lamps with sodium to the left and mercury to the right

I got expert advice on archive quality storage of old photographs

Secol Polyester Based Archival and Conservation Systems for Museums, Collectors and Photographers: " Europe's leading manufacturer of polyester film based archival storage and presentation systems."

Secol Conservation "Starter Pack" Offer for family historians

We call that lunch was the answer when I asked if I may take some sweets on my way out

thank you BAFM The British Association of Friends of Museums. friends indeed

time to go home - tearing down
rolling up the carpets

packing, warapping and boxing and onto a palleet

four and two wheel trolleys and

and a fork lift truck

roadies at work unpacking at the NEC stage door but an orange scarfed security guard stopped me getting closer

today there are TAKE THAT fans

Take That 26 - 28 Apr 2006 at the The NEC Arena: "which is renowned for its blockbusting concerts and sporting events. Located within The NEC complex, the 12,300 seated NEC Arena receives over 1 million visitors every year. "


I like that good advice in traffic

oops lost his head he said he was out of hours so has to stop over before making three drop offs tomorrow

quite a traffic jam

and then I took the tunnel to the train to Marston Green and the 14A bus

BSA Machine Tools

I got off the 14a bus to go to LIDL
My best friend John Crowther was an apprentice here when I was a student engineer in Loughborough

BSA Machine Tools Ltd,
Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green, Birmingham, West Midlands, B33 0LE, UK.


BSA AUTOFLEX CNC Multi Spindle Lathes.

BSA SPEEDTURN Multi Slide CNC Lathes.
BSA FOREMOST Centre Lathes..


I go off the 72 bus at the High Street
and a lot more pictures to come for my cousin Anthony in Melbourne Australia.

entering nec

the start of a LONG walk
nec birmingham - Google Search

NEC Pavilion

the Pavilion at last after a LONG walk

Library + information Show 2006, 26 + 27 April 2006, The Pavilion, NEC, Birmingham: "As the library community faces the digital age, and the challenges of increasing user expectations, the implications of government anti-terror legislation and falling literacy levels � libraries are discovering a new role within society, commerce, schools and academia. The Library + information Show will help you to meet these challenges and many more with an exhibition showcasing the latest products and services in the market and a seminar programme featuring leading figures and authors from the nation's library community. "

Lee Cox to the right on the stand of Talis Information Limited with the most exciting new product I have spotted so far.

Using the Talis Whisper prototype Talis Developer Network

Whisper is a Research Prototype application, developed as part of Project ... This Talis Whisper is a Research Prototype application, developed as part of Project Whisper.

It demonstrates the drawing together of Web Services from the Talis Platform and other service providers such as Amazon, Google and OCLC, orchestrating them to provide a powerful end-user experience.

Whisper can be best understood as a concept-car application, which includes many features that may well be found in future products and services, but not necessarily together.
Some areas of functionality may only be applicable to library staff, others to library suppliers, or the general public.

panlibus: "Talis staff BLOG on topics across the library and information business"
Talis provides the leading library management systems to the UK and Ireland library marketplace.

Public Library With a focus on the UK and Ireland market, Talis is ideally placed to develop complete solutions for public library authorities.
Academic LibraryWith over 50 university and higher education colleges using the library management system and associated products, Talis offers a comprehensive range of products and services.

Project Capio: Research at Talis

leaving NEC


gary barlow - Google Search: "Gary Barlow. Birthdate: 20 January 1971"

who loves Gary Barlow?

under the railway
colour of ligt
bus staion at last

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

garretts green

Digby Walk Garretts Green leads back to the footbridge I blogged before

the hawthorn has leaves but no flowers yet

childhood memories of finding primroses 60 years ago

I could even spot Merton House

Monday, April 24, 2006

blue monday

not a birthday but World Cup soon

magnolia time
under the road by Chemlsey Wood library

the digital photo machine I used a couple of days ago

I went to Boots and weighed in at 166.6 kg

Into Birmingahm to get a rail card and changed trains at Galton Bridge to come back

Galton Bridge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Galton Bridge is a canal bridge in Smethwick, West Midlands, England built by Thomas Telford in 1829. When it was constructed, its single span of 151 feet (46 metres) was the longest in the world

Galton Bridge
comfy concrete chairs and the view below

the left hand half of the picture below today

the Bull Ring in 1950 just as I remember it when I was 14 and the buses are bright red MIDLAND RED