I thought it would be so simple! (Well, not really, but simple enough..) My current phone has taken to closing down at random moments, and also making phantom calls – some of which were rather embarrassing – so the time had come…. Well, actually, it had come some time ago, but I was in denial.… Continue reading New possibilities and unexpected contacts….
I’m writing this as I sit at our reception desk in Worshipping Space in the middle of The Big City. I am here, unusually, so that Esteemed Colleagues and Wondrous Volunteer can go and have a conversation. It feels good to have enabled this, though it is possibly one of the roles in this community… Continue reading Safely outside the comfort zone…
I’ve just got my latest essay back, and it would be fair to say that I am disappointed with the mark. (as, it appears from the comments, is the marker….”this is elegantly written, but unfortunately I must give it a low mark”…) I have managed to write a history essay rather than a literary one,… Continue reading On reading the question….
It’s the MayDay holiday, so what does a girl do? Well, this one spends the morning reviewing an essay on humoral theory and its impact on early modern theatre (and doing the footnotes and bibliography – with only a little bit of shouting and hitting the desk! Boy, I hate footnoting….) and the afternoon in… Continue reading A jolly holiday…with not-Mary-Poppins….
I have been reading a lot! There is a 4000 word essay due in on May 4th and another on May 11th – and each of them needs quite a lot of reading. It’s been fun. In a way. The problem is trying to fit it all into a short time. It’s not that the… Continue reading Would that there were more time….
More teeny-tiny things today – and the discovery that I have put the sides of the house on back to front! A complicated story to do with reading the instructions too fast, or not accurately, or something like that….. I managed to put the house together so that there is a gap at the back… Continue reading In which we learn that not being perfect is ok….
I’ve been doing teeny-tiny things again. I had a day off in London last week, and I “pebbledashed” the house, with sand and paint. It was fun, messy and deeply satisfying. I’ve been asked by a couple of people what I am “going to do” with this, and some of the others, when I finish.… Continue reading More lessons from the teeny-tiny things