Maiden Voyage
Feb28

Maiden Voyage

Can we talk about mall cops for a second? Is their job so exclusive that they’re the only ones who get segways? I mean, comparatively, students put on as many or even more miles in a day doing our job than mall cops do. You see, if we could spend less time walking to and from campus that means we would have more time to Netflix study. I see the positive trend between more students with segways and higher test scores, don’t...

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The Wall
Feb26

The Wall

Wait! Don’t go! It’s a fun post, not a political post, I promise. I think. I’ll make this quick so you can get right to the video. So, I do this rock climbing thing once or twice a week for a non-school-related challenge. I hope this montage inspires you to waltz your way over to Avertical World Climbing Centre and give it your own go. Oh, and next time you hear anyone mention a wall, I hope this is what you think...

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Started from the bottom now I’m …still here
Feb21

Started from the bottom now I’m …still here

Nestled near the southeast corner of the Cairngorms National Park and about an hour’s drive from Dundee you will find, what most would call, a gem. A massive, frosty, glistening, gem. They call it Glenshee Ski Centre …or as I would refer to it, That Place That Tested My Patience. When most people hear I am from Iowa, they usually imagine that flat state in the smack-dab center of the USA that’s known for its agriculture....

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Muirhead Stables
Dec09

Muirhead Stables

Quite literally tucked away in hill folds and villages, nestled in the Angus countryside, lies Muirhead Stables; a humble yard, where at least fifty horses graze in fields and nicker softly in stables. Jump on the 57 or 59 stagecoach bus from the bus station, trundle along the Coupar Angus Road, all the way to Muirhead, and get off at the stop just before the post office. Head down Edward Place, walking down the hill as the stables...

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So that was Freshers Week
Sep07

So that was Freshers Week

There’s been so much going on this week, I could have easily written a post each day. For the most part though, by the time I’d walked back and forth to campus once or twice, and partaken of everything on offer, I was too exhausted to think about sitting down and writing anything! According to my final tally, I’ve managed to clock up 74km on my feet in the past week, and all of it on hills. All in all, it’s...

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