Jan Kraus

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07 March 2020photowalk3 min read

Growing plants underground in London

Who would have thought about the idea of growing plans deep underground? Well, maybe in some post-apocalyptic movie, but in real life, that doesn’t seem straightforward, right? I was surprised too when I stumbled upon the company called Growing Underground. They produce fresh greens and salad leaves…

01 March 2020photowalk4 min read

Hammersmith Bridge sunrise and photowalk

I was dying to see some good weather, but in February this year was quite miserable. There was a lot of rain and cloudy mornings, so I never had a good chance to go out for some photography challenges. So when I saw a surprisingly good forecast for this Sunday, I immediately knew that was it! All…

06 October 2018Photo story2 min read

Magical sunrise at Richmond Park, London

Early Sunday last week I went for a long run as one of the final training runs before the upcoming marathon. I ran through the Richmond Park and the sunrise I’ve witnessed left me stunned. It was one of the most beautiful scenes I’ve ever seen. I’ve started early, around 5AM. I passed first 1…

23 April 2018Photo story4 min read

Photographing the 2018 London Marathon

The time went by so fast, and I didn’t realize it was almost a year since the last event. This year the Virgin Money London Marathon was set on 22 April 2018. I wasn’t watching the date, so almost by accident, I found out that it will happen on the last Sunday. Of course, I couldn’t miss it. I…

03 March 2018Personal journal3 min read

Winter training, February 2018

February is the shortest month in a year, will this be a brief update then? Lets find out. Running and training I’ve started the month with a plan to slightly improve my January stats. While I had good progress in the first two weeks, the second half was less active, and in the end, I didn’t achieve…

03 February 2018Personal journal1 min read

Training into the unknown - beginning 2018

The first month of January went pretty fast. Here’s some short report from it. Training I didn’t set for any big goal for this year. I didn’t sign up for any race; I don’t have any particular distance to reach. I would preferably focus on the groundwork. So my principal focus is just to train and…

30 December 2017Personal journal4 min read

Last monthly update this year, December 2017

Last days of December and year 2017 are through. Follow me on this monthly update before starting a countdown to the beginning of 2018! The current year will end tomorrow and I will also write the yearly summary in next couple days. But for now, I would like to focus on this month. Training In this…

01 November 2017Personal journal2 min read

Short monthly update, October 2017

Autumn is already there and just two months left in this year. As usual, although not very regularly I sit down to reflect on past month. Follow me. Slow training September and October were almost completely out of running. I’ve only run twice, for about 10km in total. One of the runs happened to be…

01 August 2017Personal journal2 min read

Slow and low July 2017

Summer in London is different than in Poland - I guess, it’s more bearable. Not so much extreme weather changes, not freaking hot, which is good for living in the city. This month passed quickly, again. Let’s look into July in my quick, monthly retrospective. On running I put less effort into…

02 June 2017Personal journal3 min read

Stepping up the game, May 2017

It is the first week of June 2017 and that means it’s time to write my monthly review again. May was again busy month (tell me which wasn’t) but I’m actually quite happy with everything that’s happened and the progress I’ve made. Work and travel I’ve traveled again, this time twice, to Hamburg for…

26 May 2017Photo story4 min read

Box Hill hike in Surrey

Last weekend on sunny Sunday, together with some friends, we went for our first hike in London’s neighbourhood. The weather was pleasant and this moderate length hike was very enjoyable. The event was quite spontaneous. Just the evening before Dan asked us to join him and his lovely wife Ale. I didn…

07 May 2017Photo story3 min read

Photographing the 2017 London Marathon

The 2017 London Marathon was one of my first attempt to street & event photography in London. I didn’t set many expectations about the outcome as I haven’t done much of this kind of shoots in the past. So instead, I’ve turned my mindset towards exploration and fun. Catching up with elite runners My…

21 January 2017Meeting notes6 min read

Notes from Magento 2 Migration meetup

Yesterday I’ve joined my first meetup this year, organized by London Magento Meetup Group at DotMailer office. The location and venue were fantastic. There was pizza, polish beer and many people to talk. Below you’ll find a short summary of my notes and thoughts from the meeting. The main topic of…

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