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2006 - A Year in Review

2006 Country of Living: England

Well, another year is gone. This one was quite busy but not a lot of big things – Just a lot of small things. I have been working my way up to a visit to Asia by continuing to study Japanese (though that has gone a bit by the wayside now since I did not really seem to be able to progress in my studies for various reasons). Still in Cambridge working at the same job (with a number of “exciting” things happening there).


Not a lot of travel, but did do a bit…

  • February - France - Mother and I spent a week skiing at Courcheval. See my The Three Valleys (Les 3 Valles) page for details
  • April - Manchester - Visited for the Easter long weekend
  • May - Alton Towers - Visited the biggest theme park in the UK on a dedicated day out (long in the planning)
  • August - Devon - Visited Exeter as part of work but ended up staying for a few days
  • August - Scotland - Visited Edinburgh then northern Scotland with my mother
  • December - Canada - I returned to Canada for two weeks over Christmas (including a stop in Toronto) then returned in January (2007)


There were quite a number of interesting events throughout the year that I attended, including:




  • 3rd - Cambridge (ADC) - Cambridge Footlights - Circus (Comedy)
  • 12th - London (Trafalgar Square) - St. Patrick's Day
  • 19th - Cambridge (Cineworld) - V for Vendetta (Movie)



  • 25th - Alton Towers (Amusement Park)
  • 26th - Cambridge - X-Men 3: The Last Stand (Movie)





  • 9th - London (Hyde Park) - BBC Proms in the Park (Concert)
  • 10th - Cambridge (Cherry Hinton) - Cherry Hinton Festival (Show) - Small local fair in the park. Very pleasant.
  • 11th - London (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) - The Producers (Musical)



  • 4th - Cambridge (Midsummer Common) - Guy Fawkes Night (Fireworks)
  • 8th - Cambridge (Kings College Chapel) - Kings College Choir (Concert)
  • 16th - London (Mermaid Conference & Events Centre) - VSO Supporters Conference (Conference)
  • 18th - London (Odeon Leicester Square) - Casino Royale (Movie)
  • 27th - Cambridge (ADC) - Cambridge Footlights Panto: Faust (Panto)
  • 28th - London (Institute of Education) - Michael Palin (Talk)


Reviews of the Year




Next Year

Well, busy as this year was I am planning a lot more for 2007 including a visit to Japan and China which I have wanted to do for a long time. Keep listening!

Visit here for my review of 2005.