Posts Tagged 'Los Angeles'

Silicon Valley

WOW what a quiet year I have had so far in blogging terms but WOW what a busy year I have had just living!

For the first three months of this year, my partner and I moved to the heart of Silicon Valley in San Jose CA. For two geeks, travelling less than a mile and seeing iconic techie offices was surreal and fantastic. You really feel in the midst of all the innovation with Apple, Google, Adobe, Facebook, Twitter etc etc all on your doorstep.

So for 12 weeks we were in our element.

But it wasn’t all work and no play:

Taking in the sunset in Santa Cruz

Taking in the sunset in Santa Cruz


Muir Woods

Muir Woods


Cruisin' 17 Mile Drive

Cruisin’ 17 Mile Drive


Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay


Soaking up the sun in Sonoma at Naked Wines

Soaking up the sun in Sonoma at Naked Wines


Mission District SF

Mission District SF


Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park


Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park

Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park


Alcatraz, San Francisco

Alcatraz, San Francisco


Rogue Ale House, San Francisco

Rogue Ale House, San Francisco


Downtown Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles


Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe


Downtown San Francisco

Downtown San Francisco


Coronado Beach, San Diego

Coronado Beach, San Diego


Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Ynez Valley


Solvang (head along to Sevtap)

Solvang (head along to Sevtap)


Big Sur

Big Sur


Downtown San Jose

Downtown San Jose

And finally, want to know what I was working on while I was there? Check out Adobe Exchange

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Hollywood

Hollywood

Capturing the sights whilst in L.A.

Happy New Year

Wow it is 2012 and it highlights how badly I have neglected my blog! Last submission July 13th – awful! Well the tail end of 2011 was very busy for me. I was lucky enough to present on a Developer tour for my company taking in cities such as Singapore (September), New YorkLA (October) and Munich (November).

December was then a time to reflect, unwind, and make up for the year of neglect by spending time with the family over the festive period. I usually spend the whole festive season in The Highlands of Scotland in my hometown – it is my personal realm of paradise. This year was no exception.

During my travels, I was lucky enough to take some time out in LA. I travelled to Solvang, a Danish town to the west of LA (just north of Santa Barbara), Grand Canyon and Las Vegas. Wow I loved Las Vegas, it is like nowhere else on earth. It was here that I had a wonderful, unexpected surprise – whilst turning 29, my boyfriend of 7 years proposed.

So I have to admit that since that glorious day I have began to be consumed by weddings! It is at times like these that my girly girl traits really do struggle for survival – it is really difficult to talk weddings or attempt to show off my engagement ring in a male dominated team. But that hasn’t stopped me 🙂 Being techie, once I had wireless, I started to trawl the app store for wedding related apps. I am currently using Wedding PlanDroid android app. It is free and seems to be doing the trick – although I cannot modify the currency but I really like the transparent startup screen.

I have also registered with Brides. During sign-up it asks for your wedding date and location (unfortunately only US based). It wasn’t apparent at the time but they use this data to send personalised emails. The emails usually consist of a countdown to the date and reminder of tasks that you should be completing within that current time frame e.g. set a date, pick a venue, book the church. A really nice touch.

So future posts will still be techie related but they may have a wedding related twist. One thing is for sure – I won’t wait another 6 months before posting again.

I hope you all have a fantastic 2012!


Savage’s Ramblings

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