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Week 38: A Truly English Summer

This was the week that summer finally started to arrive in Cambridge, if only meekly. I took full advantage of the warming weather, late sun and lack of Orientation Committee meeting to go for an hour-long bike ride around the streets of Cambridge on Monday evening. Likewise, Tuesday brought with it a beautiful evening, but… Continue reading Week 38: A Truly English Summer

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Week 37: Canterbury Term Trip and UK Election

The week started, as my weeks often do these days, rather uneventfully. Aside from a tennis match on Monday morning, I was mostly caught in my now regular routine of working in the department all day, punctuated by lunch in college, and home for dinner and bed. Monday evening was, though, punctuated by an Orientation… Continue reading Week 37: Canterbury Term Trip and UK Election

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Week 29: East End Musicals and Medieval Jousting

The week began with what is now a familiar practice; riding my bikes to the mechanic to have a broken spoke replaced. This was one I had predicted; for various reasons I had locked by bike with a D-lock placing some strain on one of the spokes, and when I was approaching London the previous… Continue reading Week 29: East End Musicals and Medieval Jousting

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Bulgarian Trip Day 4: The Mountain Monastery

Our late return the previous night from Plovdiv meant that, as a group, we slept in a little. By the time we did all get up and processed through something resembling a morning routine, it was time to check out of the hostel. Jacqueline and I each left our bags in the luggage room, but… Continue reading Bulgarian Trip Day 4: The Mountain Monastery

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Bulgaria Trip Day 3: Horseback Riding in Plovdiv

The alarms were set for 5:30 AM, and it was that we grumpily got up and threw all our clothes on. We left the hostel only twenty minutes later for a dark walk through the early morning streets of Sofia to the Central Railway Station. Today, we would be heading on a day trip to… Continue reading Bulgaria Trip Day 3: Horseback Riding in Plovdiv

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Bulgaria Trip Day 2: Socialism and Dancing

The combination of the early flight, the late night and the time zone change meant we all awoke late in the morning. Slowly, we passed through the shower and wandered out into the lazy Sunday morning. Paul wanted to go to a local mass, so we found (online) a nearby service to begin at 11… Continue reading Bulgaria Trip Day 2: Socialism and Dancing

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