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Farewell to Dublin: Miriam in Ireland, 2017

Farewell to Dublin: Miriam in Ireland, 2017

Today I leave Dublin and I’m Donegal-bound — after I make an excursion to the out-of-town Tesco to try and get some gluten-free bread. (I’m getting quite acquainted with Dublin transport: took the Luas the other day and now I’m going to experience the DART.) So I thought I’d look back on the last few days. I wrote this on my phone, so I apologise for any formatting errors, or if it turns out disproportionately long — it’s hard to…

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History Breeds Fiction

History Breeds Fiction

For those who missed my last post, I’ve been on a camp this week called Re-Fresh, and while I’m not going to talk about it in detail, I thought I’d draw on some of the experiences that stood out. Yesterday we went up to Hadrian’s Wall to a particularly well-preserved section near Housesteads Fort. I’ve got a vague idea that it might have been on our specification for Roman Britain back when A-Levels were still a thing (I’m so delighted…

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I’m Alive, And I Will Survive!

I’m Alive, And I Will Survive!

I’m pleased to announce that I got through all four performances of Fame! without permanently injuring myself in any way, survived the afterparty without touching a drop of alcohol, and am now recovering from the sheer exhaustion caused by musical theatre. To put this in context, last year I missed the third night of Hairspray because I injured my hands and was in too much pain, so I figure I’ve made progress. It was a weird feeling, that last performance….

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