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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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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Parent’s Visit, Days 11-16: New Year’s in London

On the morning of the 27th, I walked with my parents to the Cambridge railway station. Over the next two days, they would be going duo to Dover. This part of their trip had been the least planned. We had discussed it the previous couple of days and decided that they would get the most… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 11-16: New Year’s in London

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Parent’s Visit, Days 8-10: Christmas in Cambridge

My parents returned from their trip around the south-west early on Christmas Eve. They had to return their hire car by 10:30am to avoid being charged for an extra day. They dropped their bags off at my room, and drove out to Newmarket to return the car. Whilst they were walking back, I went out… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 8-10: Christmas in Cambridge

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Parent’s Visit, Days 5-7: Stonehenge Winter Solstice

It was the morning of the 21st of December, the shortest day of the year. We woke very early, breakfasted, and drove out towards the Stonehenge monument site. The solstice is a special day at Stonehenge, and to this day ceremonies are performed at sunrise to mark the midwinter. Unlike much of the rest of… Continue reading Parent’s Visit, Days 5-7: Stonehenge Winter Solstice

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