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roast beef

I’ve now had a few days running about and catching up with family, touring around from London to Penzance, Sutton-in-Ashfield and Wirksworth (via Crich of course). While visiting Denise, Martin, James & Adam in Penzance, they cooked my first roast beef dinner since I got back. Oh how I’ve missed Yorkshire pudding! It’s been really good to see everyone again, but unfortunately I’ve not had quite as much time with folks as I’d like because I’m going back to Edinburgh on Sunday. However, I did manage to make time to scan in the information I got from Nestle which seems to settle the Aero debate. May I draw your attention to the line “The traditional block Aero was redesigned to improve the breakage quality of the individual chunks.” (emphasis mine). I was, of course, right all along… ;)

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Posted: 2004-07-16

Travels

bacon

The flight was pretty long, but went well. It was great to see cloud-covered Europe again! David picked me up from the airport, and made me an utterly fantastic bacon sandwich for breakfast. With a nice cup of tea too. Bliss. It’s good to be back.

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Posted: 2004-07-12

Travels

changing planes

Well, I’ve managed to sneak onto the Singapore Airport wireless internet service for free, which is helping while away the hours until my plane for London leaves. This PDA has turned out to be rather useful, along with the Wireless Internet card that EPCC kindly bought me for my leaving present. But I’m going to work at EPCC again in a weeks time - does that mean I have to give it back?

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Posted: 2004-07-11

Travels

next stop: home

I’ve had a fine couple of days in Phenom Penh, zooming around on the back of motorcycles driven almost too fast and almost too close to the oncoming traffic - where the ‘oncoming’ traffic comes at you from at least four different directions. It’s good fun, and I discovered that my travelling hat stays in place at 80kph! Being driven around this city should probably be classed as an adrenaline sport. But my time here is almost over, and I can hear the Deuchars 80 Shilling calling my name…

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Posted: 2004-07-10

Travels

all templed out

Well, after three solid days pottering about Siem Reap and Angkor, I think I’ve seen enough temples to last me a lifetime. They are very impressive though, and you’ll be shocked to hear that I’ve taken lots and lots of photos. My favourites were the ones that still had massive trees growing out of them, with the roots pushing the bricks apart and slowly demolishing the temples with the slow, insistent force and the patience that only trees can muster.

Tomorrow, it’s the boat to Phenom Penh, and then a couple of days of not doing very much as I’m running rather low on cash (probably just go to the Killing Fields). Then, back home on Sunday/Monday. I’m really looking forward to getting back.

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Posted: 2004-07-07

Travels

cambodia rocks

After three days of fairly hectic travelling about, I’ve made to to Siem Reap in Cambodia, close to the famous temples of Angkor Wat (which is the main thing I want to see in Cambodia). I’m generally enjoying things much more than in Thailand. I’m not saying that no-one is trying to scam me anymore, but at least everyone is more polite, almost apologetic, about it! A rough outline of the last few days follows…

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Posted: 2004-07-04

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