Scotland · Travel

Scotland Hiking: Day 4 – Aviemore

Jacqueline and I woke up and packed up camp relatively quickly. We had just made it into the Rothiemurchus forest having come through the Lairig Ghru the previous day. While not fully recovered, Jacqueline’s knee was feeling better, through not perfect. We were hoping that the path would be much nicer to her today, and… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 4 – Aviemore

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Scotland · Travel

Scotland Hiking: Day 3 – Lairig Ghru

When Jacqueline and I woke, the rain that had plagued us through the previous day’s hike had subsided, and we were met with beautiful blue skies. It was now that we could truly see the magical place we were in. We had camped next to the Corrour Bothy, a small hiker’s hut in the middle… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 3 – Lairig Ghru

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Scotland · Travel

Scotland Hiking: Day 2 – Falls of Tarf to Corrour Bothy

Jacqueline and I had camped overnight at the Falls of Tarf in the Cairngorm National Park in Scotland. We had gone to bed the previous night with the sun still up, but waking up, we found the sun had beaten us back up already. We opened our tents and walked outside to find a confused… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 2 – Falls of Tarf to Corrour Bothy

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Scotland · Travel

Scotland Hiking: Day 1 – Blair Atholl to Falls of Tarf

Jacqueline and I woke up in our tent in the caravan park at Blair Castle. Today was to be the first day of our multi-day hike through the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. Our aim was to hike all the way through from the village of Blair Atholl to the town of Aviemore. Our first… Continue reading Scotland Hiking: Day 1 – Blair Atholl to Falls of Tarf

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Research · Scotland · Travel

Week 88: Higgs School of Theoretical Physics

On Monday morning, I found myself in a guesthouse in the southern suburbs of Edinburgh. I was going to be there for the next five days as part of the Higgs School of Theoretical Physics, a summer school for PhD students hosted by the University of Edinburgh. The organisers had arranged for accommodation for all… Continue reading Week 88: Higgs School of Theoretical Physics

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Sport · Travel

Week 83: The cold of Stratford-upon-Avon

The week really began on Wednesday, following on from our trip to the continent over the previous weekend. The daytimes were once again spent working at the Cavendish, building towards a meeting with my supervisor on Friday. I was focussing on printing out a series of plots to show the work that I had done… Continue reading Week 83: The cold of Stratford-upon-Avon

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Austria · Music · Travel

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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