Canada · Uncategorized

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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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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Australia · Christmas

Week 66: Christmas Day and Cycling in Tasmania

Christmas had arrived. Breaking with tradition, the family trip to the little church on the hill had taken place on Christmas Eve instead of Christmas morning. Instead we would be going straight into opening all of the presents that had amassed underneath the tree. The chaos started in earnest when the all of the young… Continue reading Week 66: Christmas Day and Cycling in Tasmania

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Research · Sport · Travel

Week 62: Last Week in Cambridge (for 2017)

My first task on Monday morning was to head to the GSCR to meet with Olly, the outgoing Gates Council treasurer. I had recently been elected as the new Gates Council treasurer for 2018, and he needed to give me a crash course in the processes behind making payments and managing the Gates Council budget.… Continue reading Week 62: Last Week in Cambridge (for 2017)

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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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Christmas · Parent's Visit

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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