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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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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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Week 65: Visiting the Apple Isle

After an early morning Gates Council meeting on Skype, I spent most of my Monday watching the cricket on television; specifically the Perth Test and the farcical sight of the groundskeepers trying to blow dry the rain-soaked pitch with leaf blowers. Otherwise, it was a mostly relaxing day, even though the rest of the week… Continue reading Week 65: Visiting the Apple Isle

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Orientation Day 4: Returning to Cambridge

For the final time of the trip, my alarm rang rudely early and I forced myself to get out of bed and through the shower. I had had very little sleep from the previous night, but there were still things that needed to be done. I made my way downstairs to find Emma, my fellow… Continue reading Orientation Day 4: Returning to Cambridge

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Week 35: Kayaking, Bike Theft and Croquet

What would end up being a hectic week began slowly; the only notable activity beyond work entertaining my Monday was to go out to an Asian noodle bar with Annalise and Jacqueline. The food tasted and smelled like the food courts back in Adelaide, a scent surprisingly rare in the UK. On Tuesday night, I… Continue reading Week 35: Kayaking, Bike Theft and Croquet

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Bulgaria Trip Day 1: Welcome to Sofia

The day began very early; my alarm was set for 4 AM to get up, get breakfasted and get to the train station for the first train of the day to Stansted Airport. There, I met my travelling co-conspirators: Annalise, Jacqueline, Krittika and Paul. We purchased our tickets and piled on to the train with… Continue reading Bulgaria Trip Day 1: Welcome to Sofia

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