Laura Cope

Miscellaneous adventures

2Rock Acrobatic Rock ‘n’ Roll Workshop

A busy weekend was spent helping out with the 2Rock Acrobatic Rock ‘n’ Roll workshop in Cambridge. It was wonderful to see so many people who share our passion for this sport. Alongside dancers from across the UK, we welcomed dancers from the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. The enthusiasm that everyone brought to the event made the teaching […]

Slovakia: Zádielska Dolina (Zádiel Gorge)

Following a week of thick fog and unseasonably warm temperatures, the clouds lifted and finally the sun shone. We went for an easy afternoon hike to catch a glimpse down into the impressive Zádielska dolina (Zadiel Gorge), arriving at the viewpoint at sunset. It was a wonderful sight. We completed the return trip very quickly after […]


This weekend we found ourselves in Bath. The weather forecast was appalling (heavy rain and strong winds associated with a storm passing over the British Isles) however in reality it actually wasn’t that bad, other than being a bit overcast. Bath turned out to be a fascinating city – certainly somewhere that I would like […]

Cambridge University Rambling Club Mini Reunion

A lovely day out with a group of former members of the Cambridge University Rambling Club, and a much needed break from writing my Master’s degree dissertation. Coincidentally, it also marked the ten-year anniversary of our epic expedition to New Zealand as undergraduates! How time flies… and none of us have changed! We did a circular walk […]

Slovakia: Vladko’s Graduation, Technická Univerzita v Košiciach

We spent an action-packed 48 hours in Slovakia, primarily to attend Vladko’s Master’s degree graduation ceremony and visit Steve’s family. The lack of academic dress for the graduands was a surprise! Instead, the individually selected outfits created a stunning sea of colours. The red diplomas signified those students who passed their degree having achieved the highest […]

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