Sunday, October 30, 2005
L'Aventure is a local treasure in London's St John's Wood
The mareng with fruits was very well presented. I had a Tarte au Chocolat which was really rich and tasty.
This is one of the first small culinary treasures I have found while in London. Set behind a small patio of Blenheim Terrace in St. Johns Wood this French capsule will cater to anyone who wants to taste France in London. The menu, the service all in French was very friendly and professional. The ambiance of the place was great, I had lunch there, but I am sure with candles and evening setting it will be a great place for a romantic meal. The restaurant is listed in Guide Michelin and has received two forks, which I think they are well worth. It is also listed in Harden's guide, which in its review reference the settings more than the food. I will definetly go back in the evening, I think the patio in the summer would be a perfect setting for a nice dinner. Like all places in London expect to open the wallet.
Mobile Monday London - Finally happening
I am really happy that the virtual community is arranging MoMo (Mobile Monday) in London. We talked about this with Matt and Chris and I started to spread the word around and now it is happening. Great job! The MoMo movement that started some years back in Finland and which has spread to Japan, Italy and US is gathering momentum. Now there will be an inagural event hosted by Vodafone. It will be at 7th of November at 6PM. I am looking forward to meeting to local scene. Yahoo, Google, Adobe are ramping up teams in London, so I suspect London will soon be one of the hottest development zones for mobility and from the past we have both Symbian, Vodafone and Orange in the area so there is lots of competence around. Check out the mobile monday London site for more info.
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Still in the middle of moving, no home several houses
It has been a while since I posted last. Lots has happened. My wife emptied our flat divided everything in two piles one for London and the other for the summer house in Tammisaari, it was a huge task, I think around 130 boxes. Well done super woman! . I hurried along in airports occacionally stopping by at the tempory flat in London if not flying home to the girls in Helsinki. Now we are all in London, on Wednesday we looked forward to moving into our house in London, but our landlord let us down. When the moving men with our boxes knocked on the door the place was a work site. Fortunately we had the tempory flat which is big enough to host us, two bed rooms, one for us four and one for our au pair Ansku, who is really nice. As our move to the summer house was delayed and generally a catasrophe, the moving men came 9hours late at 9PM. For a few weeks we found our selves having 4 houses and no home. Now we have 3 houses and still no home. It is quite stressful, but all part of the adventure. We hope to move in next Friday, I gave them 9 extra days. The workers are making progress, and I have managed to get the landlord to fix it up to a better standard, which I actually think does the location justice.