Tag: English weather

And so it begins!…

Manuel Marques February 9, 2013 No Comments Uncategorized , , , ,

pile of reportsSpent all afternoon printing a fresh batch of lab reports to mark :P. And now, let the fun begin!… (apparently tomorrow the weather will not be as inviting as today, so I really have no excuses for not starting… πŸ™ )

Anyway, I shouldn’t complain that much, this morning I had a brilliant outing on a single scull – no wind, no rain, had the river all for myself (and its banks, as I kept hitting them πŸ˜› ). It was quite chilly, though… (couldn’t feel my hands for more than a quarter of the outing) Ah, I’m eagerly waiting for the warmer months…

Location update: Canterbury, Kent!

Manuel Marques October 27, 2012 2 Comments Uncategorized , , , ,

So yeah, I don’t know what on earth was I thinking to move from a sunny, warm climate into the famous English climate again. But the fact is that on Tuesday we were having highs of 27ΒΊC in Porto, and in here I’d be most grateful if the 10ΒΊC barrier would be passed. But it is not the cold that bothers me the most, it is really the lack of sun – the last time I saw the sun was 2 days ago, when the plane was making its descent towards Gatwick. I think I’m starting to understand the desire of old English folks to spend their retirement years in Portugal and Spain… πŸ™‚

And now I’ve began the unavoidable house hunt – trouble is, since I came so late in the term, almost everything was taken, leaving only some not-so-nice properties. Fortunately I managed to find a very good one on my first visit (call that luck!), and if nothing better comes (the three houses that followed couldn’t compare to this one, definitely not!) I will most gladly move there.

I want to sort this accommodation issue ASAP, there are so many interesting challenges up ahead, I really can’t wait to start working! πŸ˜€

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