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La breithe sona Deaglan

Sep 14, 11 La breithe sona Deaglan

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I’m across in London again, this time for a course in IT Team management. We’ve been out as a team of course … this time to celebrate Declan’s birthday with a szechuan chinese !...

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A Festival in a Day

Sep 12, 11 A Festival in a Day

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We’ve been in London this weekend to attend Radio 2’s ‘A Festival in a day’ in Hyde Park … We met up with Julie and stayed in a serviced apartment near Hyde Park. From there we proceeded to ‘do London’ .… Madame Tussauds, the West End show ‘The Lion King’ and finishing off with Radio 2’s live broadcast from Hyde Park on Sunday. The festival was fantastic, although a little damp, but our 2 golf umbrella and 2 smaller umbrellas meant we kept dry under our very own small tented encampment. We got to see some amazing acts like Jooles Holland, Imelda May, Lenny Kravitz, Caro Emerald, James, Blunt, Will Young and Gary Barlow… thankfully the last 2 didn’t spoil the former! … but hey that’s just my opinion I guess …Julie seemed to be pretty hyper about Gary Barlow though … even telephoning TA so she could hear him live over the phone...

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Workin’ on a chain gang

Aug 03, 11 Workin’ on a chain gang

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HSBC sponsored local community project work…

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Belly Dancing … part deux

Jun 23, 11 Belly Dancing … part deux

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This is getting to be a habit … A night out in London with the lads from the team and where do we end up again … Belly dancing !!! This time it was a Moroccan restaurant in Covent Garden and it was me that was selected to dance. The food and ambience, and of course the dancing , were excellent … all in all a fantastic night out...

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It’s a 1st !

Jun 08, 11 It’s a 1st !

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Congratulations to my ‘little’ sister Julie !!!! She’s been awarded a 1st Class Honours Degree in Graphic Design from the Anglia-Ruskin University in Cambridge. Am so very, very proud of her indeed...

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Au Revoir again …

Jun 05, 11 Au Revoir again …

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Time to leave Cambridge again (for now). We’ve all had a great time. We stayed in a CityStay apartment very close to Julies digs. It was a very swanky modern apartment … I think that we’ll be using this type of accommodation...

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The Exhibition

Jun 04, 11 The Exhibition

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Today we went to the Anglian Ruskin Degree Show to see the students final year exhibits. We met up with Julie’s friend Karen who’d traveled up from London to see the exhibition. We were also joined by some of Julie’s Cambridge friends Gavin, Annie, Richard and Dee. After lunch the whole posse headed off to the University to see the exhibition. Julie’s chosen subject was ‘Observed Expression’. It was very slick and professional, most impressive. But then again … I might be a little biased 😀 After bidding farewell to Karen and the others we also managed to fit in a spot of shopping later on as well as a meal in Jamie Oliver’s famous Cambridge restaurant “Jamie’s Italian” … A good...

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Feeding the fishes …

Jun 03, 11 Feeding the fishes …

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“Feeding the fishes” … No we’ve not tangled with the Cambridge Mafia … but the girls have been to an ‘alternative’ beauty therapy where you immerse your feet into a tank of water for 15 minutes and let Garra rufa fish nibble away all the hard skin. I’m sure Annelies is now a centimeter shorter ! We’re back in the English idyl of Cambridge again to see Julie’s End of Year Exhibition. Yes, it’s the end of her 3 year degree course when the students display their projects for the public and wider Graphic Design industry to view. In a couple of days time shell know her final result! 😀 I can’t believe that its been 3 years now since Julie left Guernsey to start her degree course. I have to say I’m very proud of my little sister. She’s worked very hard and produced some fantastic work ( have a look here and you’ll see what I mean … jooles.co.uk). She’s also settled in and made a great circle of friends. Friendships for life. Tomorrow we’re off to see the exhibition but today we’ve spent ‘feeding the fishes’ and picnicking in the rather spendid National Trust Anglesey...

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