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Friday, October 24, 2008

A day of travelling today to get ready for the SAGT Conference.
Up early in York and checked inbox first. Some interesting continuing conversations relating to Singapore. YPG and KS4 ICT going live today, which is great news.
The weather was very sunny, but also the wind picked up through the morning, and by mid afternoon it was pouring with rain with a succession of rainbows.
First part was up the A19 to Thirsk, A1 through Scotch Corner, skirting Durham, and the first pause at a prominent man-made landmark, which I had to myself - can you tell which one ?

Shadow of the Angel

Then it was onwards, and into Northumberland: a pause at Barter Books in Alnwick (love it) and tide in, so Holy Island cut off. Berwick on Tweed for lunch, then onwards across the Border, and pootling up the single carriageway sections. A quick trip down the coastal route to Dunbar for fuel and a photo opportunity.

Dunbar

Within 20 minutes of this photo, the sky was pitch black, and it was pouring with rain through the outskirts of Edinburgh, and down through Leith to work round the tramworks in the centre of the city. Into Edinburgh Academy to set up the GA's stand...

Boxes...

Here's the proof that I was there... Thanks to John Vannet for his efficient organisation and for taking the photo below...

GA Stand at SAGT

Now in hotel about to go into Edinburgh for food and a drink.
Conference tomorrow.
Plenty of new fodder arrived in the last day (predictably) - may have to try to squeeze something else into my presentation...

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