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› Walking the London LOOP - part 9

Walking the London LOOP - part 9

Due to abysmal weather, we moved our walk to Monday this weekend. That was not much of a problem as it was Easter Monday.

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We traveled back to Kingston and crossed the bridge over the Thames. Just before entering Bushy Park, we passed a perculiar few trees... they had loads of shoes in them! All a similar style as well. The first part through Bushy Park were open fields, and a few ponds with birds nesting in the reeds around it.

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After a while we crossed a road and ended up at the Woodland Gardens. They consist of two plantations, the Pheasentry Plantation and the Waterhouse Plantation. We had a few issues finding the entrance to the first one, as they had slightly changed the gates. Of course, I have now fixed that in OpenStreetMap. Both "Plantations" are quite different. The first one has more open spaces where the second one is much more dense woodland. In both plantations, everything was very much in bloom.

When leaving the plantations we proceeded through Bushy Park and went the wrong way. That wasn't really bad, as we ended up at the Water Gardens, which only recently opened the public.

After Bushy Park we were a bit thirsty and made a little detour to find a pub, The Windmill. The original idea was to have a quick meal there as well, but the menu was limited and the bar staff rather grumpy. We just stuck around for a pint, and made another detour to find lunch—the local Sainsbury's.

After picking up lunch we followed a few residential streets and found the Crane River, past which we would walk for almost all of the rest of the walk.

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The park near the river had some good walking paths and it was also the place where we enjoyed our bought sandwiches, crisps and drinks on a bench, in the sun, with flocks of parakeets and airlines flying over.

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After a while we came upon the Shot Tower, where they previously made "shot" for guns. Near the Shot Tower is also the entrance to the Crane Park Nature Reserve which we probably should have visited as well, but didn't.

After another small stretch of road, we entered Hounslow Heath and from there on we continued through Brazil Mill Woods, Donkey Wood and the Causeway all the way to the Great South West Road. I think we were lucky that it was a Sunday, as there was nearly no traffic.

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The end of the walk was at Hatton Cross station, near the end of Heathrow's runway 09R/27L. You would probably not be surprised that many planes flew over!

The weather was warm with 16-18°C, but also muggy. We were a lot sweatier than on previous walks.

The photos that I took on this section, as well as the photos of the other sections of the LOOP, are available as a Flickr set.

23/04/2014 10:14 am (UTC)   Derick Rethans   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

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› eZ Publish 5 - the hybrid stack

With coming of the eZ Publish CMS version 5 and introduction of the Public API a new naming convention was established, the version 4 technology was called legacy stack and the new technology, with the Public API as the cornerstone, was called the new stack. Recently by using this new stuff more and more I realised that this naming is a bit misleading.

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› The power of one word marketing

Marketing news.

22/04/2014 1:10 pm (UTC)   http://share.ez.no   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

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› eZ Publish 5 - the hybrid stack

With coming of the eZ Publish CMS version 5 and introduction of the Public API a new naming convention was established, the version 4 technology was called legacy stack and the new technology, with the Public API as the cornerstone, was called the new stack. Recently by using this new stuff more and more I realised that this naming is a bit misleading.

22/04/2014 11:08 am (UTC)   http://www.netgenlabs.com/Blog   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

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› eZ Publish Community Project 2014.03 freshly built

Dear all, we are delighted to bring you the latest, the most beautiful, the most solid, the shiniest build of eZ Publish Community Project: 2014.03! Read on for more details.

 
18/04/2014 4:50 pm (UTC)   http://share.ez.no   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

derick rethans

› Walking the London LOOP - part 7 and 8

Walking the London LOOP - part 7 and 8

Section 8

After lunch we came through Bourne Hall Park where section 7 ends and section 8 starts. With 7 being so short, there was plenty of time to also finish section 8.

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The start of section 8 is also the source of the Hogsmill river. And the whole route of section 8 tries to follow the river as closely as possible. In some places that was not really possible so we had some diversions through residential areas, and slightly smellier, through the Hogsmill Valley Sewage Treatment Works. But most of it, was pleasent walking past the river.

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Near the end we came to Kingston-Upon-Thames were it was again a bit trickier to follow the river.

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With the weather being so nice, we had to stop for a few pints at the end of the walk, at two of Kingston's river side pubs, the Bishop and the Gazebo next door!

The weather was again very good, with 16-18°C and no clouds to be seen. We took just over four hours for the two sections that together were 20.3km long.

The photos that I took on this section, as well as the photos of the other sections of the LOOP, are available as a Flickr set.

17/04/2014 10:29 am (UTC)   Derick Rethans   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

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› Community Project Board meeting minutes - April 14

Here are the minutes of the 46 Community Project Board meeting. Our previous minutes can be found here. Minutes for meeting 44 and 45 included.

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› PHP and eZ Publish Summer Camp: Call for workshops and sponsors

One month ago we announced a double event: the 3rd eZ Publish Summer Camp and the 1st PHP Summer Camp. Today we released some more information on each web site and are calling PHP, Symfony and eZ Publish gurus to send us proposals for workshops. There is anopportunity for interested companies and organisations to sponsor the events as well.

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› Going mainstream with PHP and eZ Publish Summer Camp: Call for workshops and sponsors

One month ago we announced a double event: the 3rd eZ Publish Summer Camp and the 1st PHP Summer Camp. Today we released some more information on each web site and are calling PHP, Symfony and eZ Publish gurus to send us proposals for workshops. There is an opportunity for interested companies and organisations to sponsor the events as well.

15/04/2014 1:25 pm (UTC)   http://www.netgenlabs.com/Blog   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us

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› Symfony2 MVC - part 2: Controller

In our first blog post in the Symfony2 MVC series we covered the concept of the Model part in Symfony2 MVC, using a simple example of a model implemented with Doctrine ORM. In this blog post, we will focus on the Controller part, where we will create a simple controller class implementing the basic create/update/delete operations on the model from the previous blog post. We will also cover the basics of mapping a specific controller action to a URL path using the Symfony2 routing mechanism.

10/04/2014 2:20 pm (UTC)   http://www.netgenlabs.com/Blog   View entry   Digg!  digg it!   del.icio.us  del.icio.us