Travel Blogs from Oxford
We got to Oxford on Tuesday afternoon and checked into the Ethos Hotel. This particular hotel is of significance because it is the same building where Andy stayed while studying at Oxford several (ahem) years ago -- it was a student apartment complex that has since been converted into a hotel. The room was great. We had a two-floor suite with …
This morning we cabbed to Paddington Station and jumped on the train for a trip to Kemble in the Cotswolds to visit Ash and Sophie Smith and their kids Owen and Harvey. They are here from Sydney and staying in Sophie's sister Anna's house for a couple of weeks. And what a beautiful house it is - an absolute oasis away from the madness of London - ...
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Many previous Awardees and Scholars return annually, to report on progress, to fund new stages and to breathe in the atmosphere. For many, it's the encouragement they need to keep going. Part of this is knowing so many others share the battles they face, and part is the acclaim and recognition for achievements to date.
The atmosphere is electric. It's energising. And it's ...
... the theory described surprisingly correct my strengths and weaknesses:
Plant: creative and many ideas but not strong in communication or implementing
Monitor: good analyzer but cynical and demotivated
Shaper: goal and change driven but loses quickly interest in ongoing projects
The paradigm seamlessly predicted most of my internal struggles given my position: The Shaper in me has all ...
... day getting groceries, cook and clean the dishes afterwards.
free food + preventing other people from thrashing food + cheap dinner and lunch facilities + portions >= 4 people , means in total that I only cook once a week
but when I cook I cook using my whole veggie box which will be covered in a later entry ...