Archive for October, 2014

October 23rd, 2014

Autumn travels

I’m alive and well from DrupalCon. I must say that it was quite a trip, as usual. Six days of constant interaction with developers and business people takes its toll. I was hosting a panel and also a customer dinner on Tuesday and after I got these most important tasks done, I promptly fell sick. Fortunately, I had fever only during the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, and could get myself in a decent shape with help of ibuprofen. Not the smartest thing to do, but there were no better choices. Had no after effects or anything, so I wasn’t too sick.

After Amsterdam, I’ve visited Oulu once and will go there again at the end of November to meet clients and of course Exove’s staff in the city – there will be also a Christmas party. I will go at least once to Tallinn, for Christmas party with our Tallinn staff. And then to London late next week, to meet customers, partners, and our new UK representative.

And in December, our family flies to New York for Christmas. We’ve rented an apartment in DUMBO area (southwest Brooklyn, very close to Manhattan) from AirBNB. My first time ever using AirBNB, so I’m excited to see what’s waiting for us. The reviews of the place have been very positive, so it should be good.

We’ve already planned our couple first days, as we need to prepare for Christmas dinner, and not all traditional Finnish delicacies are readily available in the States. Fortunately, there is an IKEA store quite nearby – as some traditional stuff is actually imported from Sweden, we can buy those from IKEA. The rest needs to be bought from Dean & DeLuca – most probably will cost a small fortune, but hopefully is worth it.

I’ll write more about our trip later.