A few things I’ve learned from 2017

I swear I say it every year but where has the last year gone? It doesn’t feel like a year since I was writing about 2016 but once again I’ve managed to fit a lot into the last year. Looking back there have been highs and lows but 2017 will be a year that I will always remember, especially the last few months when I’ve been travelling. How did it compare to what I was hoping to get out of the year though?

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One night in Oxford 

Oxford is another UK city that until recently I had heard a lot about but hadn’t really ever seen. My only previous visit to Oxford had been for a university open day, so whilst I saw the historic colleges and a lot of the university buildings, I didn’t really see much else and couldn’t enjoy it at my own pace (having a mad schedule of talks and tours to get to). Fortunately the opportunity to visit came up again recently as Oxford became a useful halfway point to visit a friend.

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Review: Pride and Prejudice, Chapterhouse Theatre Company

I first went to see an outdoor play last year when I went to see Sense and Sensibility in the grounds of Lanercost Priory and since then have been hoping to see another. As it happened, a visit home for the bank holiday weekend coincided with another Jane Austen performance by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. This time I was able to see Pride and Prejudice outside the priory and rather than going on my own I was accompanied by James and my family.

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2017 here I come!

Happy New Year! We’ve now reached 2017 and many people will be turning their thoughts to New Year’s Resolutions. Perhaps you’ve already broken one… Last year I wrote a post that was less about resolutions and more about goals. Visualising where I would like to see myself in a year’s time and what I can do to get myself there. It’s not the end of the world if I don’t complete them, but they are things I would like to achieve. What do you want to get out of this year?

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