p>Iâ€™m almost through the horrid admin stuff for the trip. Well, I was until I remembered that the scholarship people demand to know your whereabouts at all times. Now, as per pgrad usual, Iâ€™d not bother filling in this form. But seeing as how the bureaucracy will know Iâ€™m gone (via the sneaky grants people), itâ€™s best to cover your bases. So I will. With about three weeks to go, Iâ€™d better get a wriggle on with that form â€“ requires signatures from supervisor and head of school (whose name Iâ€™m yet to learn, despite having spoken to his PA and a number of other people)
Still no word from the grants people re the dosh. When it arrives Iâ€™m dashing into the uni to pay my ticket
And my only other real business is paying for the savoy camp
More sewing has taken place. A couple of cute little dresses to go over pants and a nice pair of trousers.
The cold is easing
. Well, itâ€™s gone south, and is now smeared all over the bottom of my lungs. Interesting vocal effects from stuffed up sinuses remain. My cough is impressive, but Iâ€™m finally feeling a bit more alert. Still very tired and quite dull to be around, but definitely more alert.
And Iâ€™ve noticed that this blog is very dull at the moment. Well, thatâ€™s a natural consequence of my own dullness. I will try to be more interesting. Do more interesting things
There is an interesting question percolating in the back of my head, though
to do with doing online research and ethics of fan-scholar research