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Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thursday, December 31, 2009

End of the year!

Hmm we appear to have arrived at the last day of 2009 all of a sudden. I must complain, no-one told me this would happen. Only yesterday term was finishing for Christmas (ok so technically it was 18th December), but this leaves me now with a major issue of trying to complete all the tasks I promised / am obliged to complete by the end of the year.

The main task are registering for a conference in January and completing the text for a poster for said Conference so we can send the poster to the printers and get it printed in time. I have technically been onto this since June but not really done much about it.

Subsiduary tasks include going to the bank and tidying my flat. Then comes the big decision of the day - Edinburgh, Study Landscape or my flat for new year?

The end of the year is also the Queen's New Years Honours list. For the first time in a wee while, I don;t know anyone on the list, though in second year I was a research subject for a trial for which one of the lead authors got a gong! In previous years, Uni lecturers, Scout Leaders, ex-colleagues, Charity people and even people at Mum & Dad's church have received a gong of one level or another.

It does make me wonder how many of the class of 2010 will be OBE / MBE / Sir / Lord before retirement.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Hmmm couldn't get to sleep last night

Possibilities include
a) not burned sufficient calories / done enough exercise. Unsure how this works, but trying to get to sleep after lazy days is harder.
b) finals fear - not feeling particularly fearful as yet, but it is building.

So at 5.30 I gave up trying to sleep and have a large cup of 'Taylors of Harrogate Lazy Sunday' coffee at a fairly strong level and am contemplating my day.

Either way, I should sleep very well tonight ahead of my trip down to Newcastle on Thursday complete with Thermos flask and camera for the snowdrifts, tailbacks,m jacknived lorries and 'christmas roadtrip' film scenes from airplane, home alone etc.