So it may well be the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of the Atlantic and it was the State Opening of Parliament today…..but most importantly it is also the 3rd anniversary of 3 Days in London!!!
Amazingly, 3 years ago today, I set out on a whole new adventure….I launched the 3 Days in London blog and just a few days ago I launched the new 3 Days in London App!
This all came about due to my creating an itinerary for 6 hours in London that I sent to a friend in America who had a layover at Heathrow and wanted a suggestion of something to fill the time – I had connected with her via twitter some months before on my personal twitter account @notjustagranny
My daughter a business woman in her own right, was well impressed with the itinerary and being an ideas person, said I could make a business out of that! And so 3 Days in London was born!
I set about visiting and blogging about all the marvellous things there are to do and see in London as well as taking and sharing photos…..lots of photos!!! and videos and suggestions of places to visit….especially the hidden places that are so extraordinary!
As the years went by I got more and more involved in London events and visited more and more places.
I have met and made many friends along the way over these last 3 years and consider myself blessed to be able to follow my passion, and a passion it has certainly become!
I have also had the good fortune to be involved in two amazing events on the River Thames, The Green Man in January 2013 and more recently the Tudor Pull in April 2013. This came about due to connecting with and becoming friends with Joe Lane of @rowjoelane on twitter. We connected back in 2010 over the time of the Lord Mayor’s Show in November of that year and he now keeps me posted on all events that happen on the river….thanks Joe
Joe invited me to attend the Watermen’s AGM a few months back and there I came to meet the folks of Thames Alive! I volunteered to create and manage their twitter profile @Thames_Alive and have since learned so much about our beautiful river; the Thames, without which London just would be just another city…..albeit an entirely fabulous and fascinating city. I sometimes wonder if the Thames had not been where she is….whether the Romans would have stopped here!
But since she is and they did…..here we are…..2000 years later and still going strong! One of the most fascinating cities in the world; and a river runs through it!
A little closer to current times, in November of 2012, I met with another friend that I had met and have become close to via twitter…Patriona Briggs of @Twickenham_App
Patriona and I met some years ago when she saw one of my Twickenham photos on my blog (this now features as the main photo on her app) She had recently started building apps and since she knew I was keen to have one for 3 Days in London, we started planning……..
and just a few days ago without further ado….we launched the 3 Days in London App…..all things London
It has been an incredible journey, a journey that started via twitter back in 2010! Along the way I have learned a number of useful skills…. tweeting, creating albums, pinning albums, instagramming, blogging, how to crop, resize, edit and watermark photos, to write, to make videos and how to upload, then download to youtube, add music, and now… how to edit and manage an app! What an exciting venture…taking me to places I never thought I would go!! I have also in the intervening years been invited to be a Guest Blogger on a number of other sites like @London24 @gotsaga and been grilled by ‘The London Grill’ I have also met Boris Johnson….albeit briefly & he had no idea who he was meeting!! LOL
And so the adventure continues….and I plan to blog and share my exciting adventures in London for years to come…..
The 3 Days in London App is free on both Android and Apple….
It is a work in progress and I will add more and more info and events as I go…..and what I have discovered is that the App has a life of it’s own and like a baby….needs constant attention! If you have any suggestions for the App please do message me via the message feature and I will certainly have a look into it. Also there is a fab feature whereby you can share some of your London photos which will be featured on flickr with your twitter handle (unless you say otherwise).
Have a great day, and if you have recently arrived in London….have a wonderful stay. Regards Cindy
p.s. the 6 Hours in London Itinerary is available on the App as well as a free download….