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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 5: Haydn and Beethoven

It was to be our last day of our Central European trip; Jacqueline and I were scheduled to fly home from Vienna later in the afternoon. But first, there was time for a last little bit of sightseeing around the musical capital. Jacqueline and I checked out of our hostel in the morning, leaving our… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 5: Haydn and Beethoven

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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 4: Haus der Musik

It was the second day in Vienna for Jacqueline and I, and although we weren’t planning on spending nearly as much time listening to classical music as the first day, it would still form a central theme in all of our activities for the day. We needed to fit in all of our tourist activities… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 4: Haus der Musik

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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 3: Music in Vienna

The following guest post was written by Jacqueline in response to her birthday present in Vienna. Ever since I surprised Ben with his birthday present in March, he had been teasing me about my birthday gift. Despite the “you might be angry with me” to “you won’t receive it until couple weeks after your birthday”… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 3: Music in Vienna

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Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 2: Dvořák and Lego Museums

It was our second day in Prague, and so we had another day to spend doing tourist things in and around Prague. We had seen the biggest highlights on the first day, and so today we could go to a few more niche places. Our first destination was a farmer’s market just south of the… Continue reading Prague/Vienna Trip – Day 2: Dvořák and Lego Museums

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Week 57: Real Tennis vs Middlesex and the Cambridge University Sinfonia

Jacqueline and I returned from Snowdonia late on Monday morning. Owing to a series of train delays, we both returned tired and exhausted. We therefore both spent much of the week relatively easy, now returned to a rhythm of working, eating and, for me, playing a bit of tennis. It was a fairly distracted week,… Continue reading Week 57: Real Tennis vs Middlesex and the Cambridge University Sinfonia

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2016-17: Year in Review

The conclusion of the Orientation trip to the Lake District brings with it a moment for reflection and contemplation. For one, it is the culmination of months of work on a massive project which now leaves space to focus on new tasks. For another, it marks twelve months since I moved to Cambridge from Australia,… Continue reading 2016-17: Year in Review

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