From a flat in Oxford to a barn in Wales


in Daily updates, The outdoors, Travel

I should pause from the frantic assembly of rain gear and the overly optimistic inclusion of thesis reading in my rucksack to say that I am off to Wales in a few hours (there seems to have been some confusion about whether I had already gone). I will be away until late on Monday, making this the longest interruption in my love affair with the internet since I went to Scotland in July. One day longer, and it would be beaten only by the Bowron Lakes canoe trip in the summer of 2004.

This is what happens when even the cheapest hostels have web access, and internet cafes are plentiful. The worst a connected person need endure are unfamiliar foreign keyboards.

Despite the urgency with which I will need to finish my third thesis chapter, you can expect some photos to find their way online within a few hours of my return. Expect panoramic vistas, drenched hikers, and sheep.

PS. Fellow Canadians trying not to forget all their French may be interested in a new blog that Richard Albert, from Lady Margaret Hall, has established. Now that quarterly Oxford bloggers’ gatherings have fallen by the wayside, I need a new way to decide how frequently to update my list of Oxford blogs.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Anon March 9, 2007 at 11:20 am

Try to snap a photo of the Beast of Llyn Tegid.

Anonymous March 9, 2007 at 1:53 pm
Milan March 9, 2007 at 2:01 pm

They are annoying, though they can force an appealing level of brevity.

As for the Beast… I will see what I can do.

Ashley March 9, 2007 at 8:59 pm

Umm yes about this Richard Albert. After passing the blog around to some accomplished ladies of consequence in Ottawa, people wanted to know more. So do tell, who is he, is he from Ottawa? An avowed Sens fan but this doesn’t give one much to go on. So please do pass on his CV, starting with marital status.

Milan March 12, 2007 at 10:23 pm


Richard Albert is a law student at Lady Margaret Hall. He is certainly Canadian, but I am not sure from where.

This is his radio show.

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