Archive for June, 2010

Many Curious Events

Monday, June 28th, 2010

We have been having a very complicated few days – last Thursday I was due to fly to Galway, from Edinburgh, while the Professor was also due to give a paper in Glasgow on the Friday. We were somewhat delayed setting off due to having been asked to source a Suitable&Appropriate retirement […]

Maybe Caspar David Friedrich was Right

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

I’ve just been out with Miss Kit, at twenty past twelve at night. Sitting along the horizon line, behind the skeleton branches of trees, is a broad band of lime green, with French navy clouds above. I don’t know if there’s such a thing as lime Angel Delight, but if there is, that’s the colour. […]

Off for a few days

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

We’re wandering off till Monday; I’m going to Galway, which I’ve never visited before (though I had a friend from there once who said ‘it’s not that they’re medieval in their outlook. More like hunter-gatherers’, a memorable sentence which I will doubtless find doesn’t reflect today’s Galway in the slightest). The Professor is giving a […]


Monday, June 21st, 2010

Something more like sanity may set in: final exam boards have happened, the official end of the year, and I’ve finished drafting the novel, which at least now makes it possible to think about other things from time to time. It’s the longest day, but the weather is grey and dreary with intermittent rain. However, […]

Quite a lot of not very much

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

I realise I’ve been neglecting the blog. To be precise, I’ve been neglecting everything. My beastly novel is on the home straight, 136,00 words since the beginning of March, only four chapters to go. Since I seem to be psychologically incapable of doing anything else till I finish the damn thing, I am desperate […]