七姊妹巖Seven Sisters

如果你沒有駕車,但又想沿著海岸線欣賞英國的美麗景色,我會推薦英國南部伊斯特本的七姊妹巖。 If you don't have a car but want to go on a breath taking coastal walk in England, I highly recommend Seven Sisters, an undulating walk from Eastbourne south of England.從倫敦維多利亞車站搭火車到伊斯特本需要大約一個半小時。抵達伊斯特本後,你有兩個選擇。你可以從火車站步行到 South Downs Way ,這在比奇角崖的腳下。這段路程需要大約40分鐘。你也可以先從火車站乘搭12號公車到七姊妹國家公園,然後從那邊步行這段12公里的路程回到火車站。公車車程需時約20分鐘。而這次我的旅程是從火車站出發,因為那個週末我總共走了48公里,一直去到布萊頓。 The train journey from London Victoria Station to Eastbourne takes about an hour and half, and once you arrive... Continue Reading →

UK road trip summary 英倫環島遊總結

一年前,我最後一次回望我在英國住了九年的家,然後慢慢把大門關上。明天它將會是別人的家。在未來三個多星期的英倫環島遊,然後到臺灣安定下來之前,我只是帶著幾個行李箱,暫時變成無家可歸。 A year ago, I took one last look around the flat, my home in UK for the last 9 years。 I quietly shut the front door behind me, tomorrow the flat will be someone else’s home。 Now I was homeless, at least temporarily, living out of a few suitcases whilst I go on my... Continue Reading →

The Wall 一道牆

In AD122 a Roman emperor arrived to England and ordered a wall to be built to keep out the barbarians。 Sounds familiar? 😊 The emperor was Hadrian and the wall is called the Hadrian’s Wall, the most famous frontier of the Roman empire in Britain today。 This is where we stayed after we left Edinburgh。... Continue Reading →

Whisky Tour 威士忌遊

英國環島遊第六篇。記得要品嚐著名威士忌,探望尼斯湖怪獸及到首都愛丁堡遊覽才離開蘇格蘭噢! Part 6 of my Round the Isle (UK) trip. Remember to try the famous scotch, visit Nessie and Edinburgh before you leave Scotland!

A good match 好拍檔

Firefighter figuirines and a calligraphy brush doesn't seem to have anything to do with one another ~ unless one guards the other 消防員手版模型跟毛筆好像風馬牛不相及 ~ 除非他們負責保護毛筆 A Good Match

Waitrose 效應 effect

英國樓價高企已不是新聞,而有些地區甚至被Waitrose效應推得更高。Waitrose並不是什麼名校或者經濟理論,而是英國一間超級市場。 In the UK, the property market is known to be expensive, and in some areas it is pushed even higher by the Waitrose effect. For those who don’t know, Waitrose is not a school, nor an economic phenomenon, but a supermarket.   Waitrose是英國一間連鎖超級市場,總共有350多間店鋪,但只約有5%的市場佔有率,所以在英國來說算是比較小規模。它的店鋪多數集中於較富裕的地區,尤其以英國南部及倫敦範圍較多。有研究指出,在Waitrose附近的平均房價,會比在較遠的高出大約4萬英鎊,或10%左右。所以當年Waitrose效應剛出現時,有很多屋主當知道Waitrose 會在自己住的地方附近開新店時都會很開心,因為房價很可能會因此升值。 Waitrose is a supermarket chain with about 350 stores in... Continue Reading →

The main course 主菜

英國環島遊第五篇。尋找監獄,吃新鮮活帶子,都可以在天空島找到。Part 5 of my Round the Isle (UK) trip.Looking for the Prison, live scallops? Isle of Skye has it all.

One Year 一年

I still remember that afternoon a year ago as I sat in the office with my manager. 我還記得一年前這個下午我和經理在辦公室裡。 It was a big office but not many people were around. Typical as we had a dispered team and a strong work from home culture.  After the handover I logged off my PC, something that I'd done... Continue Reading →

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