America for beginners
About this blog
I am in a flat in Edinburgh - we have slept on a mattress on the floor, No we are not homeless down and outs..YET!! Later today we head off to Boston via Reykjavik for 10 day trip ending in new york... Ok some background. If you remember I was last seen leaving my job and heading off to India to become SharePoint certified, after scraping through that I took a month or so off and then looked for a job, within hours i had one. I shot emails off to a few companies got a reply back very quickly and was the next day heading South to heathrow of all places for an interview - a day later i had a job and started a further 6 days on from that - for once!!! (heehehe) i'd fell on my feet! ok so it took alot of hard work and a fairly heafty outlay and chance but i got there. I am now a Sharepoint consultant and trainer for an American based company with me being the Uk SharePoint lead for the UK outlet - they have done sites for Hershie, Subway, Barclays and many other big companies and were a great find for me, obviously as I was for them!! I work on UK projects and spend time training Barclays staff and visiting clients consulting on SharePoint builds and also building sites and custom features - it's great. I needed to find somewhere to live mid week so i went on the hunt and contacted an old friend who is absolutely crazy 49, living with Mum and has the most amazing stories that no one person should be subject too (maybe i'll blog that lot another time) So i travel down sunday work the week and come back home friday night. Two month in i get back on the sunday to a text.. Brown - Can you get the first two weeks of August off? Oh my she had been clicking again.. That Brown! By Monday 10am I was sorted first two weeks of Aug off. By 10:30 i was heading into London to a Sharepoint client meeting. Ah i forgot I also have the last week of Aug booked off to take the kids to the edinburgh festival (but thats another story) We decided to actually book some places to stay this time and have split it with me booking the first half and Brown the 2nd we start in Boston and leave from new york!! This should be intersting!!! Quick itinery - 1st Aug - Edinburgh - Iceland - Boston 1st, 2nd, 3rd - Hilton Hotel Boston 3rd-4th - pick up the hire car and head to cape Cod (thunderbird Motel - yes I booked it for the name) 4th-7th Norwalk inn westport - will pop in and see the US SharePoint team at my company during this time too We drop the car off in philidelphia before heading to New york but brown took over bookings here so gawd knows what we are in for!!
We'll catch you lot soon as we are taking the tiny lappie
be good now