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Posted February 3, 2020. Fractals, Photos. 66 words.
Posted February 3, 2020. Fractals, Photos. 66 words.
Posted January 14, 2020. Flute, Music, Photos. 18 words.
Posted January 9, 2020. Photos. 8 words.
Posted March 11, 2019. Photos, Travel. 238 words.
I briefly flew to Malaga.
In The Sky
On The Streets
By The Beach and Time To Sleep.
The Next Day and Buried Remains.
Hello There, a Towering Castle.
Inside Are Gardens and a View Of The City.
A View Of The Town
Ugshot. Squirrel? Cats!
Reading Till Dusk. Giraffes.
Watching A Protest. Listening To The Drums.
In The Market
Towering Over. Cramped. Checking Out.
Flying Home, the Question is Where Next?
Posted February 1, 2019. Photos, Snow, Text. 24 words.
Not a great photo, still alive. Have an avatar generator.
Posted August 13, 2018. Bath, Photos. 67 words.
University is over and it’s time to start a new chapter of my life. After what was approaching nearly two decades in education, it’s finally time to enter the real world.
I’m moving to Bath where I’ll be working for Netcraft, a company which specialises in internet research, anti-phishing and security services.
I’m looking forward to it!
Posted July 19, 2018. Photos, University. 171 words.
Four years later, and my time at university has come to a close. I have earned my Masters. My time here is at a close. It is a bitter-sweet day.
Posted July 17, 2018. Interrailing, London, Photos, Travel. 175 words.
The last day of our trip. In the evening we fly back. Our flight is delayed so I spend the night with a friend. Tomorrow I will take the trains back home and prepare for Graduation.
We’re Off To Rent A Boat. A Paddleboat. Along The River We Go
Posted July 16, 2018. Interrailing, Photos, Stockholm, Travel. 238 words.
The penultimate day. We see the metro system, a museum, and escape from an escape room.
We Explore The Subway. This Is T Centralen. We Get Off After One Stop.
Posted July 15, 2018. Interrailing, Photos, Stockholm, Travel. 303 words.
Theme park number two. We board the ferry and spend the day in Tivoli.
Walking Along The South Bank. Looking On The Water. We Wait At A Dock.
Posted July 14, 2018. Interrailing, Photos, Stockholm, Travel. 415 words.
Posted July 13, 2018. Interrailing, Photos, Stockholm, Travel. 337 words.
A fairly relaxing day. We watch the changing of the guard, explore the city, and have a good time.
Stockholm Is Under Construction. Walking Through The Bustling Streets Towards The Palace.
Posted July 12, 2018. Interrailing, Photos, Stockholm, Travel. 212 words.
We leave Copenhagen and set off for Stockholm by train. The journey is long and the day is short. We explore.
Checking Out And Leaving For Stockholm. Six Hour Later We Emerge From The Station. And Find Two Statues.
Posted July 11, 2018. Copenhagen, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 313 words.
To the zoo! We see so many animals, and so many young animals. The view from the tower is pretty nice as well.
Posted July 10, 2018. Copenhagen, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 305 words.
Today we tour the city, we see a marching band.
An Early Start And A Walking Tour. Black Towers and The Oldest Street In Copenhagen
Posted July 9, 2018. Copenhagen, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 489 words.
After an early start and quick breakfast, we went to spend the day in Tivoli Gardens. The day started overcast and cloudy but quickly picked up. This may have put people off as for the first few hours the queues were tiny. In a little under 7 hours we went on nearly every ride (some multiple times), talked, ate, and rested. It was a great day out.
Afterwards we wandered the city and had burgers for dinner while listening to live jazz - formulating plans for tomorrow.
A Statue Of Hans Christian Anderson On The Way To Tivoli Gardens. A Grip Man In Case Of Emergency As Tivoli Is A Really Old Theme Park. Queuing For The Daemon We See A Pagoda.
Posted July 8, 2018. Copenhagen, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 425 words.
After a night in Plön we depart, we say goodbye to one of our companions. Then, it is on to the train for five hours as we travel to Copenhagen. It is a long journey and after watching the scenery dart past for a while we watch some TV. Halfway through the trip our train boards a car ferry. We disembark and explore the ship. Near land we re-embark and watch The Grand Budapest Hotel for the remainder of the Journey.
In Copenhagen we walk to the hostel, check in and set out to explore. A jazz festival is in town for our stay. We watch. The day finishes with pizza.
One Last Look From The Hostel Window. Hidden In The Woods. Looking Out Onto The Lakes.
Its Been Fun But Now We Split Good Luck
Posted July 7, 2018. Brussels, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 329 words.
Taking a break from city visits we spend a day in Plön. After a short train ride we check in, and walk around the many lakes. Plön is a beautiful town in the middle of the German countryside. It is quite, and normally rather serene if not for the Harley Davidson festival. So many bikes.
After a good walk we head down to a local Indian restaurant and have our last meal as the three of us.
Ending the day we return to the hostel. Football is on and it’s coming home.
Leaving Generator Hamburg Onwards To Plön. Inside Hamburg Hbf.
Posted July 6, 2018. Hamburg, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 469 words.
Using a special day pass, we spend the day visiting four different museums dotted across the city. Then, we enter a submarine. While it seems rather large, it is designed to fit eighty four people inside. That would be rather cramped.
Museum Number One. A Musical Display.
Posted July 5, 2018. Hamburg, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 261 words.
Visiting the botanical gardens. Seeing the sights. Wandering the Waterfront. A good day.
Visiting The Botanical Gardens and Purple Flowers Everywhere. Venturing Inside The Greenhouses.
Posted July 4, 2018. Hamburg, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 328 words.
We spend the day inside Miniature Wonderland! It’s amazing.
Sitting On University Grounds Eating Break. Unzipped.
Posted July 3, 2018. Hamburg, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 162 words.
A day of travelling spend mostly on a train. Not much happens today. When we arrive in Hamburg we check into our hostel, and wander the streets. We see a dragon.
I’m On A Train. A Deserted Platform That Time Forgot. Entering Hamburg. Looking Back At Hamburg Central Station.
Posted July 2, 2018. Amsterdam, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 274 words.
Sorry about the delay, I had some really bad news recently and lost the desire to update this blog for a little while.
On our last day in Amsterdam we split and rent two bikes, cycling all of the way into Amsterdam. It takes us two hours, and afterwards we relax and cycle around the city. In the evening we meet up again for an evening meal. We take the train back.
Ultrecht Station. Train Tracks.
Posted July 1, 2018. Amsterdam, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 272 words.
Posted June 30, 2018. Amsterdam, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 384 words.
For our second day we catch the train into Amsterdam, have breakfast by the canals, and explore the city. We wander. Our party takes a trip to Body World. Finally, we take the free ferry to the north and have some ice cream. The weather is perfect.
Inside Ultrecht Station. Looking At Amsterdam Central Station.
Posted June 29, 2018. Amsterdam, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 181 words.
We travelled from Brussels to near Amsterdam, staying in Ultrecht for the night. The day is mostly uneventful, with most of it spent on the train. However, we walk along a few Dutch canals, explore the suburbs, and have dinner in IKEA.
Leaving The Hostel and Brussels Central Station. Walking Along The Avenue.
Posted June 28, 2018. Brussels, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 324 words.
The last day, lets make it count. We walk to the Botanical gardens and split. Me and Andy decide to visit Autoworld.
Swag. A Statue. An Interesting Facade On An Empty Building.
Posted June 27, 2018. Brussels, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 405 words.
After visiting the Atomium yesterday, we journeyed south-east towards the European Parliament. There, we saw the fantastic House of European History, the disappointing Parliamentarium, and the interesting Hemicycle.
We walked back to the hostel, cooked, and rested for the dinner.
A Wall Mosaic. Suspended Street Lighting.
Posted June 26, 2018. Brussels, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 472 words.
Day two and we were off to an early start. We ate a buffet breakfast, talked to our hostel-mates, and ventured north.
We visited the Basilica and peeked inside. Finished in 1911, this modern cathedral is a marvel. Then we caught a train.
Then, off to the Atomium we went. It is huge and has fantastic views of the surrounding city. Then, we visited the ADAM museum and wandered around the Expo grounds. Most of the buildings have been long since destroyed or replaced, but the Chinese and Japanese pavilions are still intact. Or so we thought. Upon arriving in the gardens we find the Chinese pavilion boarded up and the Japanese pavilion inaccessible. Light research reveals that they were both closed five years ago as they were starting to fall apart. A shame.
In the evening we cook a fry up, and play a few games of pool.
Zeppelin. The Streets and a Lamp and Trees.
Posted June 25, 2018. Brussels, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 369 words.
Today is the first day of our adventure. After an early breakfast I set out and caught the express train to Waterloo. Then I walked across central London to St. Pancras International taking in the view on the way. At the station I meet up with my friends, chat, and catch the Eurostar headed for Brussels. We are on out our way.
We arrived mid afternoon, so after we checked into our hostel we ventured into the city, exploring the Grand Place. As places go it is pretty grand with many old and fancy guild halls from when this square was more than just a tourist attraction. Nearby is the infamous and underwhelming Manneken Pis along with several large murals.
For dinner we buy ingredients and retire to the hostel. We cook a simple pasta dish. As we now have a rough idea of the cities layout we discus plans for the next few days. Tomorrow we decide to head north towards the Atomium and see the remnants of Expo 58.
Catching the Train. Entering Waterloo.
Posted January 28, 2018. Competitions, Games, Photos. 139 words.
This weekend, I participated in two hackathons. On Friday afternoon I took part in the Bloomberg CodeCon Grand Finals (again). Then in the evening everyone everyone went to Swingers Golf Bar. On Saturday morning I explored the city, swinging by the Tate Modern just before I left. Image courtesy Bloomberg.
Overall, the weekend was busy, but fascinating. I really enjoyed it.
Posted January 4, 2018. Music, Photos. 85 words.
Recently I decided to get back into playing the flute. Years ago I learnt the flute in school, but dropped it after a year or two, so I’m (fortunately) not a complete novice.
As practising on your own can get a bit boring I have joined the Southampton Folk Society. Here we play folk tunes, sing folk songs, and put on Cèilidhs for students. I’m not very good, but I have fun.
Posted November 26, 2017. Algorithms, Competitions, Photos. 17 words.
We came, we saw, we lost. Image courtesy Dorota Filipczuk.
Posted November 12, 2017. Photos, Quidditch, Sports. 349 words.
So this year, I started playing Quidditch as part of Southampton QC. After a bit over a month of training, our club entered two teams into the Southern Cup where SQC1 won the upper bracket, and SQC2 (My team!) came second out of the lower bracket. It was a an amazing experience. I figured I should share some photos courtesy of Enrica Biasi.
As a chaser, I wear a white headband. Chasers focus on the quaffle, passing between themselves, aiming to score a goal.
Posted July 15, 2017. Photos, Travel. 120 words.
Posted June 25, 2017. Photos. 6 words.
Posted April 7, 2016. Photos, Travel. 682 words.
This year I returned to New Zealand. Last time, I explored the country on a road trip, this time, I explore the North Island, and spend time with family.
Posted January 30, 2016. Algorithms, Competitions, Java, Photos. 203 words.
This week I had the pleasure of competing in the CodeCon Grand finals at Bloombergs London headquarters. While unfortunately I didn’t do that well, visiting the headquarters and exploring London was great fun. I didn’t take any pictures inside the event, I thought I would share a few photos taken on during my trip.
The day after the competition, I left the hotel and set of through the city. The Museum of London was nearby, so I checked it out. While there it started raining and a rainbow appeared.
Then, a quick walk lead me to St. Pauls.
While, crossing the Millennium Bridge I took two panoramas of the Thames. Unfortunately the day was overcast, and so the pictures are rather gray.
Finally, it was time to return home, heading back to Waterloo I boarded a train to Southampton. My day was over.
Posted April 11, 2015. Photos, Travel. 78 words.
Posted October 1, 2014. Photos, University. 33 words.
Posted July 12, 2014. Cats, Photos. 10 words.
Cats! Cute Tiny Kittens.
Posted July 14, 2013. Photos, Travel. 37 words.
Cornwall is nice and peaceful. A view of the beach. The Tate St. Ives. Soaring kites.
Posted June 3, 2013. Art, Painting, Photos. 40 words.
Posted October 12, 2012. Cats, Photos. 10 words.
Kittens! All grown up.
Posted September 7, 2012. 6thform, Photos. 42 words.
Posted August 25, 2012. Photos, Travel. 7 words.
Posted March 12, 2012. Dofe, Hiking, Photos. 38 words.
Posted September 19, 2011. Erosion, Geography, Photos. 2679 words.
Posted March 20, 2011. Photos, Travel. 19 words.
Posted August 1, 2010. Photos. 5 words.
Posted August 14, 2009. Photos, Travel. 66 words.
Posted December 23, 2008. Photos. 36 words.
Posted August 19, 2008. New-zealand, Photos, Travel. 1021 words.
This year I went on a road trip from the bottom of the South Island, all the way to the top of the North. It was a great trip. I got to see some amazing places, spend time with relatives, and overall I have a fantastic time.