• Life

    Steemfest Day 2 – MS Strikes!

    The second day of Steemfest3 began with an Uber ride to the ICE Krakow Conference Center. My agenda for the day was to catch up with some presentations, host a roundtable discussion, take part in other discussions and to be part of a panel to discuss the ramifications of tokenizing the web. Held on the third floor of this magnificent building, tables were laden with food of all types and drink -, both hot and cold – were available for thirsty Steemians who gathered around tables to discuss Steem, projects, and the whole ecosystem. @Rhondak and I joined an interesting roundtable discussion held by @blocktrades. Also in attendance were @teamsteem,…

  • Travel

    Hello Krakow

    After two trains and two flights I made my way to Krakow yesterday ready for Steemfest. I flew with KLM, Royal Dutch Airlines, and my first flight had me in Amsterdam within an hour from Birmingham, UK. A few hours later I caught my second flight to Krakow. This one was just short of one and a half hours. As planned I was to meet up with @Rhondak at the airport as her flight from Warsaw was half hour behind mine. Once she’d gathered her luggage we summoned an Uber to take us to our hotel, the INX Design. With Polish dubstep pumping through the car stereo, Oleksii played it…

  • Travel

    And So It Begins…Steemfest Bound

    Having gone to bed early last night, knowing I planned to be up at 4.30 am, I tossed and turned in my bed. Sleep eluded me, despite how hard I tried to calm my mind. Was it nerves? Worry? Excitement? Maybe a bit of all three. I just couldn’t shut my brain off. I finally gave up just after 3, rechecked my packed case, making sure I had all the cables and chargers any traveling blogger should need. I had a coffee and a spot of breakfast while flicking through the inane channels on the TV. My train to the airport arrives at my local station at 5.48. Just before…

  • Travel

    Steemfest3 Bound

    In just over two weeks time I will begin my journey to Krakow, Poland, to attend Steemfest3. After a small hiccup in securing my Steemfest ticket, I bought my flights this week. I shall be flying from Birmingham, my local airport, to Amsterdam, before continuing to Poland. I booked into the INX Design Hotel, one of the two ‘official’ Steemfest hotels, as soon as the event was announced. Not only am I looking to catch up with some awesome steemians I met at last year’s event in Lisbon, and new attendees, but I am listed as a speaker at Steemfest. I will be joined by fellow co-admin and co-creator of…

  • Steem,  Travel,  Vlog

    Final Day in Lanzarote Vlog

    My last vlog from this beautiful island in The Canaries. I speak about my time reconnecting with the family, getting closer to my other half and enjoying my sea adventures snorkeling. Back full time on Steem in a few days, I also talk about steemfest in Poland next month and put out a call to help get @Rhondak there too. I will be speaking at Steemfest about @thewritersblock, Steemhouse Publishing, and Wordrow, our forthcoming creator’s focused front end, and would love for Rhonda to share the stage with me. Apart from my own selfish reasons – I’m not much of a talker – Rhonda is working herself to death at…