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Posted on 2005/06/09 13:58:54 (June 2005).

[Wednesday 8th June]
Robin and Vera were out at work in the daytime (Vera was doing her occasional stint at a charity shop). I took the opportunity to get some good solid preparation done for my viva. It was actually very pleasant working at Vera and Robin's place - I had the balcony doors open, was playing jazz, and looking out onto some lovely views of the Sugar Loaf (for those who don't know, it's a mountain, or at least a mountain by British standards). I wandered into Abergavenny around 4ish, as I wanted to buy a modem cable, and also met Vera off the bus. The modem cable was surprisingly successful - it seems much easier these days to set up a dial-up account. Obviously the speed was cringeworthy, having got used to some pretty "fat pipes" over the past few months, but it worked at least. I realise how dependent I've become on the internet recently - I start to panic if I spend more than a couple of days disconnected. Terrible!
Had dinner with Vera - a sort of spinach and potato cheese bake thing which was great. It was lovely weather so we were also able to enjoy a couple of drinks out on the patio, again, with the Sugar Loaf in the distance. Lovely.

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Ciao John, reading the accounts of your flight back made me think a lot about all the "flights back" that I have had. I am in Narita waiting to board the plane, will write something for sure to add on my page!! Glad to see that you are A-ok!!

Posted by Lox at 2005/06/10 03:23:39.

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