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Moving to Bath

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!

My Graduation

Posted July 19, 2018. Photos, University. 172 words.

My Graduation Ceremony

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.

After The Ceremony A Group Of My Friends The Reception

After The Ceremony everyone went outside for a year photo. We took photos of Jet, LLoyd, Daniel, Me, Andy, and Edmund. And finally enjoyed the reception.

Interrailing into London

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.


Were Off To Rent A Boat A Paddleboat Along The River We Go

We’re Off To Rent A Boat. A Paddleboat. Along The River We Go

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Interrailing into Stockholm: Day 5

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

We Explore The Subway. This Is T Centralen. We Get Off After One Stop.

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Interrailing into Stockholm: Day 4

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

Walking Along The South Bank. Looking On The Water. We Wait At A Dock.

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Interrailing into Stockholm: Day 3

Posted July 14, 2018. Interrailing, Photos, Stockholm, Travel. 415 words.

A history lesson.


We Start The Day Heading To The Old Town Where We Join A Walking Tour

We Start The Day Heading To The Old Town Where We Join A Walking Tour.

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Interrailing into Stockholm: Day 2

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

Stockholm Is Under Construction. Walking Through The Bustling Streets Towards The Palace.

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Interrailing into Stockholm: Day 1

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

Checking Out And Leaving For Stockholm. Six Hour Later We Emerge From The Station. And Find Two Statues.

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Interrailing into Copenhagen: Day 4

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.


Its Me

Its Me

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Interrailing into Copenhagen: Day 3

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 The Oldest Street In Copenhagen

An Early Start And A Walking Tour. Black Towers and The Oldest Street In Copenhagen

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Interrailing into Copenhagen: Day 2

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

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.

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Interrailing into Copenhagen: Day 1

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

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

Its Been Fun But Now We Split Good Luck

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Interrailing into Plön

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

Leaving Generator Hamburg Onwards To Plön. Inside Hamburg Hbf.

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Interrailing into Hamburg: Day 4

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

Museum Number One. A Musical Display.

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Interrailing into Hamburg: Day 3

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 Venturing Inside The Greenhouses Purple Flowers Everywhere

Visiting The Botanical Gardens and Purple Flowers Everywhere. Venturing Inside The Greenhouses.

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Interrailing into Hamburg: Day 2

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

Sitting On University Grounds Eating Break. Unzipped.

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Interrailing into Hamburg: Day 1

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

I’m On A Train. A Deserted Platform That Time Forgot. Entering Hamburg. Looking Back At Hamburg Central Station.

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Interrailing into Amsterdam: Day 4

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

Ultrecht Station. Train Tracks.

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Interrailing into Amsterdam: Day 3

Posted July 1, 2018. Amsterdam, Interrailing, Photos, Travel. 272 words.

I’m on a boat. We visit the Maritime museum and see the sights.


A Tree From The Water

A Tree. From The Water.

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Interrailing into Amsterdam: Day 2

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

Inside Ultrecht Station. Looking At Amsterdam Central Station.

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Interrailing into Amsterdam: Day 1

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 Brussels Central Station Walking Along The Avenue

Leaving The Hostel and Brussels Central Station. Walking Along The Avenue.

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Interrailing into Brussels: Day 4

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

Swag. A Statue. An Interesting Facade On An Empty Building.

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Interrailing into Brussels: Day 3

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

A Wall Mosaic. Suspended Street Lighting.

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Interrailing into Brussels: Day 2

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 Lamp and Trees

Zeppelin. The Streets and a Lamp and Trees.

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Interrailing into Brussels: Day 1

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

Catching the Train. Entering Waterloo.

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One Weekend, Two Hackathons

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.

Bloomberg London HQ

Then on Saturday evening and Sunday morning I created a game for the Southampton Game Jam, the theme was transmission. Normally you have 48 hours, but I was lucky to even have 20. So I got to work, and created SnowDrift, a classic 2D platformer, using raw JavaScript no frameworks. Click on the image below to play in your browser.

SnowDrift

Overall, the weekend was busy, but fascinating. I really enjoyed it.

Relearning the Flute

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.

Freshers Cèilidh

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.

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Competing in the NWERC Regionals

Posted November 26, 2017. Algorithms, Competitions, Photos. 17 words.

We came, we saw, we lost. Image courtesy Dorota Filipczuk.

Our teams

Quidditch Southern Cup?!?!?!

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.


Chasing

As a chaser, I wear a white headband. Chasers focus on the quaffle, passing between themselves, aiming to score a goal.

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Visiting Paris

Posted July 15, 2017. Photos, Travel. 120 words.

Magnifique!

Eurostar Skyline from the Hotel

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The Village Fete has Arrived

Posted June 25, 2017. Photos. 6 words.

The Fete

Visiting New Zealand via Singapore

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.

Auckland

auckland1 1 auckland1 2

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Visiting Bloombergs London Headquarters for CodeCon Finals

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.

Museum of London

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.

St. Pauls Cathedral

Then, a quick walk lead me to St. Pauls.

Panorama 1

Panorama 2

While, crossing the Millennium Bridge I took two panoramas of the Thames. Unfortunately the day was overcast, and so the pictures are rather gray.

Tate Modern

Finally ending my trip inside the Tate Modern where I saw Abraham Cruzvillegas Empty Lot filling the Turbine room.


Finally, it was time to return home, heading back to Waterloo I boarded a train to Southampton. My day was over.

Visiting Germany

Posted April 11, 2015. Photos, Travel. 78 words.

Wunderbar!

Heathrow Terminal The Streets

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This Week I Start University

Posted October 1, 2014. Photos, University. 33 words.

This week I start studying MEng Computer Science at the University of Southampton. A new adventure begins! Image courtesy of Wessex Scene.

University of Southampton Green

My Cats!

Posted July 12, 2014. Cats, Photos. 10 words.

Cats! Cute Tiny Kittens.

Cats

Visiting Cornwall

Posted July 14, 2013. Photos, Travel. 37 words.

Cornwall is nice and peaceful. A view of the beach. The Tate St. Ives. Soaring kites.

The Beach Tate St. Ives Soaring Kites

Acrylic on Canvas

Posted June 3, 2013. Art, Painting, Photos. 40 words.

Here are two paintings of mine using acrylic on canvas.

Both are inspired by places and photos in my local community.

The Woodlands The Highstreet

The woodlands. The highstreet.

My Kittens!

Posted October 12, 2012. Cats, Photos. 10 words.

Kittens! All grown up.

Kittens

This Week I Start Sixth Form

Posted September 7, 2012. 6thform, Photos. 42 words.

This week I start studying Electronics, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, and Art A-levels at The Sixth Form College, Farnborough. Adventure awaits! Image courtesy of The Sixth Form College, Farnborough.

The Sixth Form College Farnborough

Just Visited the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Posted August 25, 2012. Photos, Travel. 7 words.

Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Completing the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh

Posted March 12, 2012. Dofe, Hiking, Photos. 39 words.

It is complete! I hiked in the New Forest, volunteered at Sue Ryder, achieved a blue belt in Karate, and improved my photography. Here’s the booklet (sans handwritten notes).

Friends

Erosion at Hengistbury Head

Posted September 19, 2011. Erosion, Geography, Photos. 2679 words.

Walking along Hengistbury Head

Hengistbury Head

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Visiting Club Med

Posted March 20, 2011. Photos, Travel. 19 words.

Fun in the sun.

Small Lizard Footprints in the Sand

Chi Lin Nunnery and Nan Lian Garden

Posted August 1, 2010. Photos. 5 words.

Temple

Visiting Normandy

Posted August 14, 2009. Photos, Travel. 66 words.

Exploring to Monuments, Monet’s Garden, Mont Saint Michel, and more.

War Memorial Monet's Pond

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It's snowing!

Posted December 23, 2008. Photos. 36 words.

Snow on the streets Snow on a farm

It’s snowing!

Snow in the woods Snow of a man

My New Zealand Road Trip

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.

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