After a restful night and body clocks that seem to be
back in sync we all head downstairs for breakfast. We decide
that a full English breakfast (except beans and fried bread)
is in order because we are not sure what time today we will
eat our next meal. Karin sticks with a continental
breakfast. Once we have eaten, its time to check out
and make our way back to the King's Cross train station.
with the camera
Nico and I experiment taking photos of the four of
us through a mirror in the lobby of our hotel. It
seems as if we are just doing things to avoid
saying goodbye to Karin but it has to be done so we
go outside and pretty soon our taxi arrives. After
another round of hugs we leave, waiving to Karin
through the windows of the taxi. Karin walks in the
direction of the UWC office, which happens to be on
the same street as our hotel. We did not get a
chance to visit it but Karin told us that she
dropped in yesterday before we arrived.
Having already purchased return tickets to Cambridge
yesterday, we head directly for track nine and this time we
have about three minutes to spare. On the train, Nico again
marks essays, Keva reads and I work on the web page. Once we
arrive in Cambridge, I get a taxi and head back to
Peggys and Nico and Keva get a bus to go into town and
do some shopping and to finish the graduation business that
could not get done on Tuesday.
As Nico and Keva shop, I spend some time talking to Peggy
and having tea until the Doctors Bethel return with a number
of bags filled with items they have just purchased. Some of
them are Christmas gifts and some are clothes that will be
worn on Saturday at either the graduation or at the dinner
later that evening. After a short rest we head down to watch
The Weakest Link which has, in such a short time, become a
habit which we will miss.
Peggy has planned tonight to be fish and chips night so she,
Nico and Keva drive to the fish and chips shop to pick it
up. Yes, I know we had the same thing for lunch yesterday
but that was in a restaurant so it does not really count.
There, it was served on a plate and now we get the real kind
wrapped in paper, the way that it should be.
After their return I realize that the weather has turned
really nasty. There is a high wind and its raining.
This does not bode well for Saturday if it continues this
way. We have another nice supper and just sort of hang out
for the rest of the evening. Nico finally takes a break from
marking and goes upstairs and plays some computer games as
Keva, Peggy and I watch television. In a while Keva goes up
and leaves the two of us downstairs and we watch a very
interesting documentary on BBC2 and then talk about it for a
while after, then I go bed.