Our P-Day Odyssey

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Our P-Day Odyssey

gfriedell
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Joined: January 27th, 2005, 3:20 pm

October 11th, 2012, 8:33 pm #1

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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Kingsholm14
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October 11th, 2012, 8:52 pm #2



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Joined: November 18th, 2004, 9:25 pm

October 11th, 2012, 9:05 pm #3

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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andyhunt
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Joined: February 7th, 2005, 5:21 pm

October 11th, 2012, 9:36 pm #4

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



Good to see you again Gary

P-Day London...DONE!
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Joined: October 9th, 2006, 11:09 am

October 11th, 2012, 9:37 pm #5

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



for sharing and glad to meet you !

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Farbod007
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Joined: November 5th, 2009, 4:16 pm

October 11th, 2012, 10:15 pm #6

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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October 11th, 2012, 10:51 pm #7

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



Looks like lots of touring and walking Great seeing you both, lots of good memories.

Hope Simmy didn't get charged for that cab ride that didn't come

Best to Tracey

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October 11th, 2012, 10:56 pm #8

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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October 11th, 2012, 10:57 pm #9

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



Great spending time with you guys and getting to know you a little during PDay. Looking forward to seeing you both again!

Cheers,

JRock

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October 11th, 2012, 11:41 pm #10

Good to see you again Gary

P-Day London...DONE!



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October 11th, 2012, 11:42 pm #11

for sharing and glad to meet you !

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October 11th, 2012, 11:47 pm #12


Looks like lots of touring and walking Great seeing you both, lots of good memories.

Hope Simmy didn't get charged for that cab ride that didn't come

Best to Tracey

Cheers
He took one look at us and knew it was trouble

Great to see you and K again, always a highlight!






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October 11th, 2012, 11:48 pm #13

Great spending time with you guys and getting to know you a little during PDay. Looking forward to seeing you both again!

Cheers,

JRock




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October 11th, 2012, 11:50 pm #14

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



Ok and with you of course.

You two sure did hit the major spots!


-luke

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October 11th, 2012, 11:53 pm #15

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



it was great to see you and tracy again


"Power Up"

All the best
Jose




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October 12th, 2012, 12:05 am #16

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



To have spent some time with the both of you!

I had a great time and see you both hopefully soon!



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October 12th, 2012, 12:42 am #17

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



nice to see you

Dan
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October 12th, 2012, 12:43 am #18

Another P-Day recap. This one is chronological, however, there are large gaps in my photos.

Heres a quick story of our stay in London. (I've left out the watch and food shots, others do that much better than me )

We travelled to London a bit later than most, having family responsibilities earlier in the week. Took the red-eye on Wednesday evening.

Waiting for the plane, grabbed a quick bite.






Arrived in London Thursday afternoon too late to make the Dirty Duck gtg so we met up with a small group of stragglers and managed to make an enjoyable night of it. Thanks to Markus and Ali for making the arrangements and more. First it was off to Ciros Pomodoro in Knightsbridge. (apologies to Hagen, some of these photos are his)











Intense conversation





Friends










Whats so important on your phone?




Birthday Celebrations



Our entertainment, they kept it hoping



Party On!




Then we went next door to a club and from here things started to get a bit blurry








The next day it was off to do some sightseeing.

Piccadilly Circus





Regent street



Friday evening was the first official event the cocktail party hosted by Panerai UK and the after party at the Union Club. This was the first chance to really get to see all the other participants. It was overwhelming with so many people there and not enough time to meet and chat with everyone.














Getting a cab back to your hotel at 02:30am in London on a Friday night is not an easy task. We were eventually forced to make alternate arrangements. Fortunately we had a crack team of international negotiators to bargain for the best possible rates

Ed and Asi (Im not saying anything )





With a little strategic coaching we were able to hold off the their sprint to win the first Paneristi International Rickshaw Criterium



Saturday morning it was off for more sightseeing.

Buckingham Palace.







The lake in St. James Park



The Royal Horseguards









Nelsons Column in Trafalgar Square



National Portrait Gallery



We stopped into the Church of St. Martins in the Fields and watched a wedding rehearsal going on.



From here we walked up the strand to Covent Garden.



After lunch we headed over to Mayfair where we came across the famous Allens Butcher Shop.









Then it was off to the big event at The Crypt at St. Martins in the Fields.

Our guest of honor





For Real!!!



Wonderful hosts




She really wanted to bid on this watch and I think even Gush would have met his match, but sadly she had lent her spare cash to Jassies to pay for a round.



Another late night and more difficulties finding transport, but we managed to get back to the hotel before sunrise.

Sunday morning it was back on the circuit.

Changing of the Guards





Westminster Cathedral



Westminster Abbey






Big Ben



Parliament









Crazy glass egg shaped building



Between the sightseeing and shopping it was a full day.

Then Monday it was off to The Tower of London

Tower Bridge



The Moat



Exotic Beasts






The Medieval Palace







Unfortunately it was raining so the tours were shortened but we did manage to learn some history from our Yeoman Warder guide Mark. He seemed just a bit too enthusiastic about the European teams victory in the Ryder Cup. Dont the British know its not polite to gloat?





We went to see the crown jewels in the Waterloo Block. Im sure you could trade for a PAM 21 and a few vintages with cash back for one of those baubles.

This guy was on guard.



The white tower also houses the amazing collection of arms and armor through the ages.




Henry the VIIIs kit



More Armor







This guy was a BFD



Big and Small



Some weapons







For Issing-San





Every castle needs its dragon



And finally, dont get caught, shilling, the penalties are severe





We spent the afternoon sightseeing and doing some last minute shopping with the best guide in London.

Fornum and Mason



Oohhhh Macaroons





I got some unsolicited advice on how to improve the site, but WTF these guys dont even bother to post anymore!



Then it was off to a fantastic Indian dinner with a few of the leftovers. What a treat for me. We dont have much in the way of Indian food here on the Tundra.





If youve made it this far, then let me say what a fantastic job the organizers did making this a first class event with amazing venues. Others have already said it, but everything went off without a hitch. Andy, Simon, Gush, Paul, Adrian, Chris and JP I cant thank you enough for your hard work bringing this to life. Nad and Angelo have a tough act to follow

Finally a special thanks to Gush, you kept at all together and super cool, for real!














"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



nt



Montreal, Canada
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gfriedell
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October 12th, 2012, 1:27 am #19

it was great to see you and tracy again


"Power Up"

All the best
Jose




You didn't want to get stuck hauling our luggage through the airport again

It was good to see you, even though not enough.

BTW, you should be charging Eddie for guide service, LOL!




"But sometimes when you bring the thunder, you get lost in the storm." K.P.



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