A Month on Monday: November 2017

I can’t wait until I make the move to the Highlands full-time and don’t have to travel back and fore to Edinburgh every week, but I will miss the train journeys. The Edinburgh to Inverness onward extension of the old East Coast Mainline is beautiful, especially once you pass Perth and head northward into the …

A Month on Monday: October 2017 (Decisions)

Due to time playing its increasingly frequent tricks and me losing myself in autumn, delaying my previous post, this update is coming to you only a couple of weeks after the last one. Perhaps this is me getting back on track with a monthly update, on the last Monday of each month, as originally intended. …

Another Month, Another Tuesday: September and a Half

Life is speeding along. I blink, and we’ve jolted forward another few weeks with hardly time to take a breath. Still, one can’t complain. Much has happened in the last few weeks, most of it to do with homemaking. Boxes have been packed away; furniture delivered, assembled, and mediations as to final positions have been …

Many Months on Monday (Tuesday): Oh, Life!

Oh, how funny it is that we think we can predict even what the immediate future holds for us. The last A Month on Monday update was way back in mid-May, shortly before a series of unexpected events knocked my plans (and even myself, at times) sideways. Not quite misery, but definitely fuss. But that …

Increasingly Brief Encounters

I’ve been on annual leave from work for most of this week, trying to get my head down and study. Apart from a couple of frustrations (an empty week eventually turned into having something going on every single day), it’s been going well. Progress of sorts has been made, at any rate. The bulk of …

Comradery and Non-Dickery

Social media is my research landscape. Yeesh, you wouldn’t believe the work that has gone into those six words over the years: definitions and how to use or usurp them has been one of the things I’ve struggled with most throughout my studies. But I have arrived at a point whereby the current draft of …