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Wondering why the queen is following me around, I was in Frankfurt airport first! Maybe...

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Frankfurt #QueeninGermany: http://twitter.com/BritishMonarchy/status/614019125803896832/photo/1

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“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh have arrived in Frankfurt #QueeninGermany:”
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Happy Holiday friends, family and followers all over the world... Hope to see you all at some point in 2015 or the near future.
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Watching Gillmor Gang: Kind of Clue - http://t.co/nUuwPTrAfg ‪#‎NewClues‬ ‪#‎indieweb‬
The Gillmor Gang — David Weinberger, Doc Searls, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Recorded live Friday, January 9, 2015. on the Gillmor Gangshow..
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Geek with a passion for emerging grass-roots disruption
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Ian Forrester is a well known and likeable character on the digital scene in the UK. He has now made Manchester, UK his home, where he works for the BBC's R&D north lab. He focuses on open innovation and new disruptive opportunities via open engagement and collaborations with startups, early adopters and hackers.

His current research is into the area of Future Narrative and Storytelling, with a technology he calls Perceptive Media. A new kind method of broadcasting, which pairs the best of broadcast with the best of the internet to create an experience like sitting around a camp fire telling stories. Interestingly this also crosses over into internet of things too.

A non-traditional background into interaction design which he has crossed over with development using XML & Semantic web technologies. He tends to live a few years in the future, and has a excellent eye for spotting the crossover opportunities of open technologies and business models. By watching what hackers and early adopters are doing to scratch their own itches now. Something he did successfully as the leader for BBC Backstage for 4 years.

Previously a founder of the dataportability.org group, social geek events, including London Geekdinners, BarCampLondon, Hackday, Mashed, Edinburgh TV Un-Festival and Over the Air. Ian has a proven track record for making the unthinkable happen.
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Divorced bristolian Geek who never lets social norms and legacy hold him back
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Senior "Firestarter" Producer
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  • BBC
    Senior R&D Producer, 2004 - present
  • Ravensbourne College
    Lecturer and Webdesigner, 2001 - 2004
  • Edwards Churcher
    2000 - 2001
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Lovely relaxed place with a unique style and great home cooked food
Public - 4 months ago
reviewed 4 months ago
I visited Apreo many years ago and loved feel for the place then, but visiting today I was very impressed to see the modern touches have made this resturant bar even better than I remember. Great food, not overpriced for Kensington and some excellent recommended cocktails. Staff are friendly but firm, this is not like the hotel bars you may have visited before.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Went in for a coffee and tea and left having a full dinner. Very hospitable staff and reasonable price and good food
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Teacup use to be the king of tea rooms in the northern quarter. It changed a while ago to include a more formal style of sitting. It sits somewhere between a proper tearoom and the new style of coffee shops. Its a nice clean place and I prefer it to some of the other overly formal tea rooms. The staff are friendly, food is good and tea selection is good. Nice balance between formal and informal. I could easily take friends and family from out of town here and know they will enjoy it as much as myself.
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Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago
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Small spanish tapas style place, which triples in space on a warm evening. Service was slower than I had liked but the food was very reasonable for Kensington. Certainly the kind of place you bring friends for a good healthy meal and a good natter over wine.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
Nice place in the sun. Only stopped for a late lunch bit over priced for what we had. Fish and chips nice but at over 10 pounds I was expecting wow. Deli platter was lacking a lot although nice too. Service was good but over priced
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
Takk is a tea/coffee shop very much like others in the northern quarter but its the new upstart on the scene. Lots of space and different types of configurations for those just wanting to sit and read or plug in and get down with some code edited. With time its going to be a great coffee shop but right now it closes a little early and the lunch selection could be larger. However, the coffee is strong and unique tasting. The amount of space is incredible and the place always feels airy. Staff are friendly and look out for this place to grow and grow in the future.
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Public - 12 months ago
reviewed 12 months ago