I’ve had a fabulous last couple of weeks, here are some of the highlights, in pictures. No wonder I’m tired 😉
I met Elaine Finn and after a couple of glasses of wine at the reception we decided to take a daring selfie 😉
After the BBC event finished a few of us went for dinner 🙂
My lovely son Olly and DiL Tony made a fab family lunch
My grandson Felix took a liking to mushrooms
The next day I flew to New York
..and found myself upgraded to business class! Woohoo, thanks British Airways 🙂
My awesome friend Kelly took me to MOMA and I got to check out the Warhol exhibition
Kelly and I took some colourful selfies in the MOMA garden
I roasted my great friend J Kelly Hoey at her 50th birthday party in New York.
I took some blurred selfies as I was crossing 6th Avenue
Coincidentally my friend Martin was in New York with his wife and goddaughter, so we met up for dinner at Soho House, then another coincidence my friend Judith happened to be there too, so we caught up too 🙂
I had a lovely breakfast in Brooklyn with my awesome friend @ctrouper
I stayed at an Airbnb in Brooklyn near Hewes Street subway 🙂
The morning after the night before, a massive breakfast with birthday girl Kelly (I can’t believe she’s 50!) and Kelly’s friend Devon, another awesome woman 🙂
Kelly and I went for a stroll in Central Park to burn off a few calories from breakfast and happened upon a wedding taking place on the bridge in Central Park. How romantic! They were English too 🙂
Kelly and me in central Park
My favourite place for BBQ is Virgils in NYC, I have dinner there at least once every trip 🙂
Virgils BBQ – ❤
Through twitter I met up with Gem Barrett, we had a great dinner at Virgils and then took some drunken selfies in Times Square 🙂
After 5 days in NYC I was so happy to get home to my family, especially Cheeky, my youngest daughter
A couple of days later I went to Cambridge for the day, on the tube on the way there I bumped into my lovely friend Mex aka @anniemole
I had a great meeting at Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge to discuss setting up and leading a #womenintech Centre of Excellence at Lucy Cavendish 🙂
It chucked it down on the walk back to the station 😮 I checked in on Swarm and found myself being tweeted by Microsoft Research offering me an umbrella! I was delighted to accept.
That night my daughter Emma treated me and Cheeky to dinner, it was great to catch up 🙂
The next day I was off to Cheltenham again, this time to give a talk at GCHQ! I had a great day, met lots of interesting people and bumped into Sir Dermot Turing who was signing hundreds of copies of his book “Prof” about his uncle Alan Turing ready for his book launch the next day.
When I got back to London I met up with my mate Steve Hills and we went to a fun private do at L’Escargot in Soho organised by Stephen Colegrave. Mitch from Unbounders read out a couple of “Letters of Note” with his usual great comic timing 🙂
The next day I had a bit of a break to take my grandson for a walk by the Thames 🙂
I was excited to get a press pass for the Women in the World event at Cadogan Hall, London, as I turned up on the first night celebs were getting their pics taken on the red carpet 🙂
There were so many great women there, onstage and off. Google “Women in the World” to see some of the incredible talks. So inspiring 🙂
Sarah Gavron and Meryl Streep discussing their film Suffragette, out tomorrow, i cant wait to see it!
Ursula von der Leyn, German defence minister was amazing, 7 children and making great changes in German politics. Incredible role model for us all.
It was great to get a chance to catch up with my lovely friend Ann O’Dea who runs Silicon Republic in Dublin 🙂
…and what an absolute honour to meet and get a selfie with the “Dagenham Girls” 🙂
Just showing off my press pass, and blue nail varnish 😉
I bought quite a bit of wool in New York, I couldn’t help myself! The first thing I made was this jacker for my grandson, hope it fits…i need to get some buttons…
Here we are outside the house
Did you enjoy that? Me too, let’s go and get a cup of tea…