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An impromptu trip to Rome (part 1)

One blustery Friday evening in January 2009 I did the most spontaneous thing I have ever done and booked a flight to Rome for early the following morning. Earlier in the day I’d endured the dreaded ‘Collections’ (Oxford speak for … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 6 – day off

8/9/08 – 6.30pm Another really good day.  Had a lie-in and left the BSR around 10am.  Wandered into the city centre alone and indulged in some shopping – got a gorgeous leather rucksack and some pressies for the folks back … Continue reading

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BSR Summer School day 4: Ostia

6/9/08 – 4.45pm Had an amazing day.  Ostia was just fantastic – a whole Roman town that you can walk through, like Pompeii, with amazing frescoes and mosaics.  Saw a bakery with the mills still inside, and a Roman wine … Continue reading

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