Letter to The Courier (Perth Office)

Croy 19th December 2018 Dear Editor, Last week, at an academic conference in Perth, my husband had his bag stolen from the drinking establishment in which he and some of his colleagues had been partaking in an evening tipple. There wasn’t too much in the bag, and I completely understand that someone in Perth was …

A Month on Wednesday: November 2018

What a month! November is one of my favourite months of the year, and it’s not just because I’m a November Baby myself. There’s something about this time of year which feels so magical. A day after my last monthly update, I launched #BadHigherEd (heinously.com), finally starting to capture in one place some of my …

Two Months on Tuesday: September and October 2018

This latest update, covering September and October, has been written over a number of weeks. It originally started thus: “I am typing this with my laptop balanced over my knees, and a puppy asleep next to me, head resting on my left thigh. The calm after the storm and before the next storm (repeat to …

Three Months on Wednesday: June, July, August 2018

Hello, friends. It’s been a while. When I last shared some thoughts here three months ago, I mentioned that May had been a formative month for me in many ways. I had resigned from my job, with an end date of the 5th of September 2018. I also mentioned postponing an imminent new project as …

A Month on Monday: May 2018

It seems so long since my last blog post, yet it’s only been four weeks. The year is charging on! This has been a formative month in many ways, with decisions being made and future adventures being set in motion. The other day I submitted my letter of resignation, offering a slightly longer notice period …

A Month on Monday: April 2018

Now, then! It’s been a while, hasn’t it?! What a difference four months make. When I left you, at the start of 2018, I was about to abandon all social media and social life to keep my head down and finish and submit my thesis. Much to my own surprise at times, I not only …