The Old Forge
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... but not open at this early hour. It's 9am and we are off to rejoin the Thames Path just as the church clock is chiming the hour. There are two paths down to the river. We choose the one which takes us over the ancient dykes mentioned in our previous blog. It's pretty chilly today and we are a little exposed as we walk on top of the dykes but we have a fine view from up here. From the dykes we continue on along the edge of a few fields until we reach Days ...
... night time aches, is also looking and feeling in prime condition. Once again she comments how remarkable it is to be feeling this good as we start out for the day, compared to how she feels at the end of a long day's walking.
Our first destination is Cuddesdon. where we will visit the church before bidding farewell to the Michael ley line. For the rest of the day we will be trekking almost due east to pick up the Mary energy line snaking its way ...
... give the others a crash course in proper pronunciation, breathing, rhythm, etc. But I think they will be fine. Either way, they are all fun guys to work with.
At 5:30 I finally got some time to Skype with Muriel and Charlie (Hi Binch!) which was super fun, and then at 6PM it was time for dinner. I had dinner with Pete and Becca, and then I decided to walk over to Corpus to visit Emma on her shift. But I bumped into Tom on the way there, who ...
... atmosphere, dreaming of graduating and founding their own, world-changing initiative.
A highlight of the week is the Skoll Awards, like the Academy Awards for social players. Nominations come from peers, and the judging must be very difficult. The 7 winners were each extra-ordinary people or organisations, with causes and initiative ranging widely, including:
- Indian slum dwellers organising their neighbourhoods to demand rights and improve ...
... curfew. The couple got angry at Larry and started criticizing the students, and Larry basically told them not to talk about our students that way. Then, to quote Larry, "The man puffed up his chest and got all manly in my space." Emma said it was upsetting but also kind of funny. So the first thing I did when I got into the office (after picking up Starbucks) was to make a Hulk poster with Larry's face on the Hulk's body ...