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... policies of President Yanukovych, who is now wanted for mass murder. Since then, as I am sure you are all aware, Russia invaded the eastern Ukrainian Province of Crimea, stoking fears of war in the region.
Now as I mentioned geopolitical events can have far reaching consequences - some of these ripples can shatter lives, while others can have infinitely more mundane effects. One such mundane effect is that Nathan and I have had to make a change ...
... to Durham in time for my Monday morning class, and dad went to Reading for one final day of his computer course. On Monday evening he took the train to Durham, and James was kind enough to volunteer to drive me to the train station to pick him up.
That evening I got to introduce my dad to many of my friends at College. We went to Grey Bar to give him a taste of the Durham collegiate bar scene, and everyone got acquainted. It was a special treat to be able to ...
... so we had lunch and then joined the fun. The inside displays were also very impressive and we spent at least three hours walking around and looking at the wonderful old trains and other memorabilia. There was one train that belonged to Queen Adelaide. It was so elegant and looking in the windows, I could easily imagine someone spending considerable time in the cars. They were furnished beautifully - what a way to see ...
... me that fit has a different connotation here in England than it does back home. While we would say fit to mean: in good shape, here in England its used as a slang term for attractive. So instead of saying that a person is "hot", you can say that he/she is "fit". If you so desire you can stick "well" in front of it for added emphasis and say: "he/she is well-fit". This gives new meaning to the term: survival of the fittest.
Back to the main narrative! On Friday morning at ...
... wednesday I had a wee interaction with Irish culture, when my good friend Pippa and I went to see Irish standup comedian David O'Doherty at Durham's Gala Theater. David O'Doherty is famous for doing standup while playing the keyboard. He is a really talented comedian, performing a two hour set with no warm up act, and only a brief intermission. His combination of wistful cynicism, self deprecating humour and natural charm made the show a pleasure to watch. He managed to hold ...
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