Travel

Snowdonia Trip – Day 2: Ffestiniog Railway

Our day started waking up in Birmingham, with news stories of Storm Brian heading over Ireland and into Wales. We left before six, checked out of our budget hotel and headed for the train station. When we walked in, we heard a station announcement that the train to Aberystwyth had been cancelled between Birmingham and… Continue reading Snowdonia Trip – Day 2: Ffestiniog Railway

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Travel

Snowdonia Trip – Day 1: Birmingham

Our planned trip to Wales had arrived. Over the next four days, Jacqueline and I planned to visit Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. I had seen some exciting looking activities there, and we both agreed we should check it our. However, the threat of Storm Brian loomed to spoil our journey with rain and… Continue reading Snowdonia Trip – Day 1: Birmingham

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Weekends

Week 55: Canadian Invasion

Being around Canadians a lot in Cambridge means I get invited to several Canadian cultural events. Monday was no different; some of the Canadians in Jesus college were hosting a Canadian Thanksgiving Potluck. Apparently Canadian Thanksgiving differs from American Thanksgiving in both date and history. Both still have turkey though. In response to the overwhelming… Continue reading Week 55: Canadian Invasion

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Sport

Week 54: Real Tennis Doubles, Dominica Appeal and Orientation Recovery

The first full week back from Orientation still found me exhausted. I tried as much as I could to get back into a routine, but I found it difficult and ended up oversleeping or napping more than I would have liked. I managed to make my way back into the department for a little bit… Continue reading Week 54: Real Tennis Doubles, Dominica Appeal and Orientation Recovery

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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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