Sunday, March 28, 2010

Almost home

So I have about hmmmm 5 days until I leave the UK for home. YAY!

I HATED it here the first couple of days, but after that it seems to have turned out to be quite a productive trip. I have met some 'heavy hitters' in the criminology world, and I have even set up a collaborative research project with my biggest criminology icon. Okay, that sounds stalkerish, but seriously, it is a good thing!

I feel so out of the loop with crafty stuff. I am sitting here going through all the blogs I have missed over recent weeks, and I feel like I have been evil for not keeping tabs. I am not sure I will be able to get through my blog reader anytime soon! Oh well.

My own craftiness has also suffered sadly, despite bringing some projects to do. I might pull one thing out tonight though, and if I can finish it in the next couple of days I may gift it to my work host here (depends how it turns out).

Reading wise I have been semi- productive. I have read The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, so I shall be seeing the movie when I return (the reviews have been good). I also read Louis Theroux's that man! Now I am reading the second Larsson book, and I may have purchased some other books. Even though I have absolutely no room in my luggage. Somehow I am sure I will be able to carry everything.....without breaking my back or arms...I hope!

Anyway, back to blogs. I will have to speed read.

I shall leave you with a few photos from the trip....
Hanging with John

Shaking hands with a lion. I am pretty daring like that

Until next time.........

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Not dead....yet

Wow, I have reached a slackness of unforeseen proportions. Between the holiday, new job and now a trip to the UK the blog (and also my blog reading) has suffered. I am so busy I may just overtake myself. So, never fear, the plan is once I return from the UK and get settled (will this involve buying a place?!?! I hope so) then I will get back into the blog swing of things, and no doubt spend weeks on end reading all the blog postings I have missed. I feel so empty without bloggy-ness.....

And the UK trip is for work, so sadly it is less exciting than it sounds (and a lot colder than I would like!)