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“I would have stayed a hundred times and I would have left one time only - still, I left" Mihail Drumes
Time is a strange thing. It flies when you'd have it crawl, and crawls when you'd have it fly. It feels like just yesterday that I boarded my flight in Ottawa, heading off into the great unknown. But that was a year ago, and now it's time to go home.
As I mentioned in my last post, I was lucky enough to be able to spend my last few days in ...
Laid over in Hotel Lucas overnight and then caught a train (great ride) to Oxford. Checked into a quaint B & B. Then it was a guide tour from the "Oxford Blue Man" Chris Lim, for a tour of the colleges. It was brilliant as we got to see places not really accessible to the average tourist. Then again, we are most certainly NOT ordinary tourists. We ARE parents of an "Oxford Blue Man" ! ...
The Tao of Larry:
"Sorry for throwing dongles at you."
"Just shoot me with a fork."
I can't help feeling sometimes that this program is more of an anthropological experiment than a summer school. It is fascinating to observe the students in a living situation; how they interact with each other, how they interact with us, and how they interact with themselves. For example, I never realized before how completely ...
... In Oxford they were everywhere. I can only imagine that this is because there would be large scale riots if a pizza delivery person took a short cut down one of the busier nightlife streets just after closing time.
Eventually we found a couple of kebab stalls that were closing down but still had some residual food left, so we bought ourselves a couple of portions of doner meat and chips and took them in a taxi back to the Travelodge to eat. Class.
... were knights and battling each other, which brought back memories of being younger. It was wonderful to have a home cooked meal and it was risotto and salad, which was great! Then for dessert Dr. Frank’s wife made a banana pudding from Paula Deen which was delicious! There place was very nice, it had a small kitchen on the 1st floor, then a living room, bathroom, and office on the 2nd floor and 3 bedrooms on the 3rd floor. I think it is a little bit of a squeeze for ...