Category Archives: Life in Cambridge

Cambridge Science Festival – Part Two

The Cavendish Laboratory is located in the West Cambridge Site – the newer (modern!) buildings are located in this area. It is quite a distance from the City Centre, so we drove there on our car and parked at a … Continue reading

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Cambridge Science Festival – Part One

We are indeed privileged to be in Cambridge this year, just in time for its 800th Anniversary year. There are various events organized by the University throughout the whole year to mark the occasion. Additionally, there is also an annual … Continue reading

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Snowed in

And just when we thought that it would never happen… I love the way the snow reflected the blue color from the darkening skies.   Aya’s wish finally comes true. We made snowmen at our backyard! On my way to … Continue reading

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Driving, at Last

Finally, I am now doing something which was rather unthinkable a couple of months back: driving my own car in Cambridge. I had to hurdle two main obstacles to achieve this. First was to justify my so-called need for a … Continue reading

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Meet the New PhD Student

I was at the university’s health service the other day for some test required for all new equipment users. The woman at the reception desk took my details – name, date of birth, etc. Then she asked, "Are you a … Continue reading

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Immunisation vs. Immunization

The title above not only refers to the difference in convention of spelling adopted in British English as opposed to that adopted in American English. I’ve just recently found out that here in the UK, not only are the recommended … Continue reading

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The "Playstation"

Public transportation in Cambridge is not very convenient for me. I live in a place where the city buses do not pass through, and the only way I can get on a bus is to walk about 15 to 20 … Continue reading

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Convenient living, the UK way

Sure, so there are no convenience stores around which are open 24/7. Sure, the grocery stores close at 7 pm or so on weekdays, even earlier on Sundays. And sure, I don’t have my own car here, so mobility could  … Continue reading

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Settling Down in Cambridge

(This is going to be a long post. So don’t say I didn’t warn you! 😉 ) It’s been more than a month since we arrived in the UK! You know, from Day One I’ve been itching to blog, to … Continue reading

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