Tag Archives: World Cup

Top Ten UK Moments (10-6)

I meant to post this blog entry immediately upon returning to the U.S. (Tuesday, January 13). Actually, I wanted to do that prior to leaving Leeds – but in a weekend that saw me complete my final ParkRun (the Hollywood-like script which featured me winning didn’t take place), pack, discard travel brochures, etc., there was no time …

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Life after…

It’s already the middle of July but I haven’t mentioned something here that’s been a little different: I moved into a new flat recently. I had to leave Royal Park Flats as it is being spruced up for the incoming group of freshers. Although I’ve only been in Leeds since September, it seemed like I had been living in Hyde Park forever as I had …

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Squeaky Bum Time

The legendary Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson used the phrase “squeaky bum time” to describe the nervewracking last several matches of a season, especially for those teams in contention for the league title. Well, the phrase “squeaky bum time” could be used to describe my life. First, I have started on my dissertation, for which …

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Foam Finger Fun

Since the second semester ended sometime ago, the Headingley campus (my preferred Leeds Met campus) has been relatively quiet. That’s made being on campus – perhaps more importantly, studying in the library enjoyable. However, a nice time on campus shouldn’t only be the result of silence. And it wasn’t recently. For two days this week, the …

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Samba Dancers, Dutch Treat, and disappointment

Well, instead of directing most of my attention toward my dissertation, my focus is on the quadrennial party that usually sees this country dream of 1966 all over – only to be brought back down to earth. More on that later. The World Cup kicked off three days ago, which has provided me plenty of opportunities to …

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