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A Day of Rocks and Rain (Ireland 2016)

A Day of Rocks and Rain (Ireland 2016)

Hahaha okay. In my last post I said I would be back “probably tomorrow” with more tales of my trip to Ireland… and that was three weeks ago. I had some technical trouble, then I was without WiFi for ten days, and then I was lacking in physical and mental strength to blog. Sorry about that. But here it is, long-awaited and possibly entirely forgotten about: part two. After our unexpectdly epic trek to Kilfenora, we decided to take it…

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Pitch Wars And Walking Tours

Pitch Wars And Walking Tours

Quite often, when I don’t blog for a while it’s because I haven’t got anything to say. On this occasion it’s the opposite — it’s been a busy couple of weeks, as people who follow me on Twitter will have noticed, and I’ve been away from my computer enough that I haven’t been able to blog. So I’m sorry about that! First of all, I entered Pitch Wars. If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry — neither had I…

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Canada, Cars, and Calamity

Canada, Cars, and Calamity

Just a quick update, because I realised I haven’t posted at all this week. You’re probably aware from notes in my previous posts, as well as my Twitter if you follow me, that I’m currently in Canada visiting my brother. Specifically, I’m right now in a hostel in Kelowna where we’ve stopped overnight en route from Vancouver to Calgary. The journey today didn’t get off to the smoothest start, because about an hour into the journey the exhaust fell off…

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A Summer Of Stories

A Summer Of Stories

It’s official: I survived my first year at the University of Cambridge. I’m now back at home with my books and my parents, trying to ignore the mound of stuff on the floor behind me that still needs to be unpacked, and feeling guilty about my complete lack of blogging recently. And there’s good news, too. Not only did I survive, but I passed, and with plenty of marks to spare. I found out yesterday that I got a 2:1…

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The Road To Lisdoonvarna

The Road To Lisdoonvarna

I’m going to Ireland tomorrow. This is something I have wanted to do since I was about ten years old and I first read The New Policeman by Kate Thompson, and it’s finally happening. I’m going to Ireland. I’m going to see Kinvara, where the book is set. I’ll see Lisdoonvarna, as named in the tune The Road To Lisdoonvarna. And I’m going to see the Burren. Ah, the Burren. Of all the places I want to see, this is…

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Holidays Ate My Life

Holidays Ate My Life

Holidays, I thought, were supposed to be relaxing. Since I finished school at the end of June (well, mid-May, but that was study leave, and was not at all relaxing and involved lots of work), I’ve had a longer holiday than most English kids, who don’t get released until towards the end of July, but that was because I had exams and it’s different and our school system is mental, so sorry to Americans who are confused. It’s not been…

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