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Week 123: Giraffe Club Cup and Lunar New Year

It was my first week back in Cambridge after nearly a month away in Florence. The bad news was that at the end of my trip away, my computer had stopped working. I took it along to a computer repair shop in Cambridge, but they seemed to think it was unfixable, at least without paying… Continue reading Week 123: Giraffe Club Cup and Lunar New Year

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Week 119: New Year’s Week in Cambridge

Jacqueline and I landed back into Heathrow around midday on New Years Eve. We took the now familiar route on the train back up to Cambridge without much incident. Though we were both tired from the journey, the jet lag was still trying to keep us awake, making it possible to celebrate the New Year.… Continue reading Week 119: New Year’s Week in Cambridge

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Canada Trip: Days 14-18 – A Snowy Christmas

It was Christmas Eve, and we had just returned to Vancouver after a week of skiing up in Whistler. Our bodies were exhausted after five long days of skiing, so we took it easy in the morning. Jacqueline’s mother then had to run some errands, so we tagged a long on a drive throughout North… Continue reading Canada Trip: Days 14-18 – A Snowy Christmas

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Canada Trip: Days 4-8 – Vancouver

Our flight from Reykjavik landed into Vancouver airport in the late afternoon. We made our way through the terminal, and through security relatively easily, and soon enough we were breathing the fresh Canadian air. Jacqueline’s parents came by in their van to pick us up and we headed into town. I sat up the front,… Continue reading Canada Trip: Days 4-8 – Vancouver

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Iceland · Travel · Uncategorized

Canada Trip: Days 1-3 – Iceland Stopover

Months ago, Jacqueline and I had agreed that we would head out to Canada for Christmas time, given that she had visited Australia in July. We had book flights on Icelandair, which gave us the opportunity to stop over in Iceland for a few nights. We left Cambridge on a train for London, with bags… Continue reading Canada Trip: Days 1-3 – Iceland Stopover

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Socialising · Sport

Week 113: Inter-University Real Tennis and Gates Gala

Monday was my last day in Australia, so it was time to say farewell to everybody. First, I drove over to Lobethal to take Nana to the bakery for morning tea. We got chatting about what I was planning on doing when I got back to the UK. From there, I drove down into the… Continue reading Week 113: Inter-University Real Tennis and Gates Gala

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Sport · Travel

Week 111: Lord’s and Australia

The notable feature at the start of the week was attending my first Darwin College Students Association General Meeting. I attended to ensure that the cricket club would get funding for next season, and the meeting needed a quorum of 70(!) students to approve motions including the budget. The meeting was run in a really… Continue reading Week 111: Lord’s and Australia

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Socialising

Week 110: Mental Health in Academia and Margaret’s ‘Divorce’ Party

The week began as normal; working both in the Gates room and at my department, with the usual lunch at college. On Monday evening, I went out to support Jacqueline in her Graduate Cup tennis match against Raymond. That tournament is a handicapped tournament, and so Jacqueline only needed two points to win any and… Continue reading Week 110: Mental Health in Academia and Margaret’s ‘Divorce’ Party

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Parent's Visit · Scotland

Week 108: Mum’s Visit Part 2 and Scotland Part 1

It was the start of the first full week of Mum’s visit, and the first time since her arrival that we would leave Cambridge. Our plan was to head down to London for the day, for a bit of sightseeing, and a bit of cultural experience. We walked to the train station; not having a… Continue reading Week 108: Mum’s Visit Part 2 and Scotland Part 1

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Orientation

Week 105: Gates Welcome Dinner

Orientation had finished for another year, and so we all felt completely exhausted and not many people didn’t sleep in on Tuesday. But there were still some Orientation activities to come. On the first evening back, the Gates Council were hosting their annual Yard Sale in the GSCR. Here, departing scholars donated all sorts of… Continue reading Week 105: Gates Welcome Dinner

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