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Mar 4, 2012 - Visiting, eating and celebrations

What a full weekend, starting with Robert’s arrival Friday afternoon. Once again Helen was the chauffeur and stood at arrivals with his name on a board – perhaps she was afraid he wouldn’t recognize his only sister. They picked me up for lunch and we had a good chat to get caught up on the news. Our friend and host, Carole, made a lovely dinner of salmon fillets and mixed vegetables, but after a long afternoon nap, Robert was more in the mood for a bowl of cereal. We offered to dog-sit Scooby while they went out to hear their son’s band...

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Mar 2, 2012 - Electrifying!

It was electrifying all right – I felt 220 volts career through me when I accidentally touched the prongs of the electrical plug while pulling it out of the power bar. And now I have a red scar on my finger as a reminder. Not something I’ll do again any time soon. But I’m getting ahead of myself as that happened Tuesday morning and I haven’t told you about Saturday yet. The third day of the workshop on Saturday was a bit eerie initially as we were the only people in the university. However no one had a chance to notice, as our agenda was...

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Aug 29, 2011 - The final chapter

The trip is coming to an end. The summer sabbatical is almost over. We had less than 48 hours in the UK and squeezed a lot into a small space. Paul Edge picked us up at Terminal 5 and brought us back to their place with just enough time to get ready for a party. Our good friends Bob, Karen, Dave and Julie were coming for dinner. Yippee. We had lively conversations that lasted back one a.m. and fell into bed exhausted. This was just the medicine we needed after the let down we felt leaving the river cruise. Our mood had changed. Sunday...

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