Monthly Archives: January 2006

Ruins, Ditches, and Caches

This past week, I decided to abandon my house-husbandly responsibilities of home management and instead took part in a popular and time-honoured tourist activity: Looking at old stuff. Coming from a country where “old” implies the early 20th century, and … Continue reading

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Electronics, Exploration & Electrocution

As a side effect of increasingly integrating myself into local culture, I have somehow come into possession of a little cell phone – mobile, colloquially. And much as it saddens me to admit it, for my cold steely hate of … Continue reading

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A Cloudy Day in London Town

Be warned. I’m opening a geek tag. <geek> It’s completely off-topic based on my title but Ally just recently introduced me to Firefox’s QuickSearches, and they’re the greatest thing since …some tech equivalent of sliced bread (USB?). So, I’m taking … Continue reading

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Coe Fen & King’s College

Firstly, I am happy to report that we are now the proud owners of a fully functional kitchen drain. The previously mentioned device did indeed work as advertised, and life has regained a certain level of normalcy (relatively speaking, of … Continue reading

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Necessity, mother of slapstick.

Today was my first day left to my own devices, as Ally headed back to the daily grind. Although her PhD work is affiliated with the University of Cambridge, she works at the European Bioinformations Institute located approximately 10 miles … Continue reading

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Cambridge: First Days

Well, this is it. I’m really here. We flew from Vancouver into Heathrow, arriving in the afternoon of January 5th. Following a fantastically simple customs processing (little more than a quick flash of my UK Visa before being given the … Continue reading

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We did.

On Dec. 30th, I married my long term girlfriend, Alison. The service was performed in an itty-bitty little side-room of the Nanaimo Golf course, and an afternoon lunch reception followed in a private dining room overlooking the 18th hole. We … Continue reading

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