Monthly Archives: March 2016

Interlude: Looking At The Humanities

A few words to Sam: It has just struck me that I have not yet spoken about the Humanities, and about what being in the School of Humanities at the University of Newcastle, Australia, means to me personally, and about how my involvement in this field … Continue reading

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A Quick Look Back at Shaftesbury

Below: Shaftesbury Abbey. Due to the lack of time (we had to push on to get back to London in time for our booking), and because one does tend to get a bit “Castled and Abbeyed out” in England (you have to … Continue reading

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Wanting to go to Plymouth

St Ives, Penzance, Plymouth, Lyme Regis–these are names of four places on a map of England.  They are also some of the places on the south coast of England, which we had dreamt of exploring.  Even though England is tiny and one can easily cross several counties in … Continue reading

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Shaftesbury Snippets

As soon we  had finished washing and drying our clothes at the Laundromat and had packed them into our cases, we made ready to leave Shaftesbury and move on. But before we left, we got chatting to a few people in the … Continue reading

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Thomas Hardy

Bob and I very much regret that we didn’t have more time to spend in England. If we had had more time, one of the things I would dearly loved to have done was find Thomas Hardy. Thomas Hardy was born … Continue reading

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