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the pool November 26, 2013

So I’ve started swimming every day. My primary school PE teacher, Mr Vipond, sure would be surprised. All through primary school I was fortunate enough to attend a state school with its own pool. Remember, this was Bundaberg in the early 1980s so the pool was quite a big deal (even if it was only […]

the luxury of time November 25, 2013

I’ve had two weeks at home with minimal distractions to get my head around the idea that I’m not going back to work. I’ll be more specific. I knew I was leaving work and not returning but racing off on a month long holiday delayed the reality of my decision. And I’m not leaving “work” […]

Home November 11, 2013

I am home. We arrived yesterday afternoon after a fairly exhausting overnight flight from Singapore to Brisbane. A poor baby cried the whole way. Last night I went to bed at 8pm and slept until 5:30 this morning when the cat’s yowling woke me up. So far I have managed to read and reply to […]

Chained books and bicycles November 5, 2013

For the last full day in the UK we caught the train into Oxford. It seemed like a good idea at the time. Perhaps I wasn’t ready to return to visit a university particularly one at the opposite end of the spectrum to my former place of employment. There were fresh faced students at every […]

A walk in the park November 4, 2013

We had a genteel Cotswolds kind of day today. After a slow start we finally all roused ourselves to get out of the house and drive 10 minutes down the round toChipping Norton. We were in search of a bank and a Sainsbury’s and found both. Unfortunately we did not sight either Jeremy Clarkson or […]

The motorway

After a night in a lovely B and B in Ambleside we headed over to near sawrey on the other side of the lake to see Hilltop Farm, the national trust home of Beatrix potter. We were just in time as it was the house’s last opening day before closing for the winter. The national […]

Scenery November 2, 2013

It was a long day of driving today from fort William to Ambleside where we are tucked into a B and B for the night. The weather is less than lovely and apparently we have just missed a big storm through the lakes. There is water everywhere on the roads. Still it’s not raining now […]

the viaduct November 1, 2013

After a slow start to the day we decided we would take the plunge through the wet weather and drive to Glenfinnan to see the viaduct. It was pouring in Fort William but as we drove the 20 mins up the road the sky lturned from dark grey to light grey which I think might […]

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