Weeks 127 and 128: My fourth conference

I returned to the UK on Saturday evening after a 12-hour KLM flight from Hong Kong (transferring at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport). I had little time to recuperate before I was back at work on Monday. Before flying to Hong Kong, Week 127 was spent preparing teaching materials for teachers who agreed to cover my classes […]

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Week 90: Oral presentation

This week, I spent five days in Cardiff attending a conference. Cardiff was truly beautiful: clean, fun and a much lovelier city than I expected. Sadly, I didn’t have the opportunity to look around the city apart from the university area, but I would like to go back one day and travel around Wales for […]

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Week 88: My second conference

My first time in Sheffield was fun and productive! I stayed at a hotel in the city centre for three days and enjoyed walking around the town. On Thursday, I took the tram, attended a conference at the university and met a couple of Japanese scholars (most of the attendees were British scholars based in […]

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Week 78: My first conference and healthy carrot cake

This is my fourth time in Birmingham in four years. Every time I visit, I feel that the redevelopment of Birmingham New Street station is simply stunning and that it’s increasing efficiency. During my four-day stay, I did some shopping for everyday stuff and had meals out every day, but only at the station.   […]

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