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A Postcard from Scotland

I’m spending the next two weeks on holiday in Dunbar, Scotland – this is a picture I took there for this blog over three years ago! It’s difficult to believe this blog has really been around for such a long time.

It’s been ages since I had such a big chunk of time off work, and I’m looking forward to a chance to relax, including lots of blustery walks along the cliffs and across beaches like this one, curling up with a book and a cup of tea in front of the fire, watching seals from the window, wearing wellies, eating delicious fresh fish from the local fish shop, and most importantly, catching up on a long-standing writing project which it is high time was completed! And who knows, maybe there will even be time to fit in some overdue blogging too…?

I’m back!


Hello! Anyone still there?

I’m back to blogging business after my extended break – and with a picture of pigeons wearing hats too, just to strike a suitable note of celebration.

Normal service will resume shortly: the next few posts will be dedicated to a few notable and/or interesting things I’ve seen during my weeny blog holiday.

[Image from Nassmerder via Tumblr]

blog holiday


I’m taking a short break from blogging for a while. I’m not sure when I’ll next be back here, but in the meantime you might find me on tumblr here, on twitter here or even on delicious here.

Au revoir for now!

[Image from A Child’s Garden of Verses, by Robert Louis Stevenson illustrated by Brian Wildsmith — via Tumblr]

(belated) happy holidays


I’ve been absent for a while: a beautiful snow-white Christmas has been and gone, and now, all of a sudden, it’s almost a whole new decade. December has been an insanely busy month for me: I spent most of it either being ill or working on completing my masters dissertation, which I finally submitted on 23 December. Hurrah!

Now the dissertation is at long last completed, I’m anticipating a delightful 2010 including lots of lovely and frivolous things, and not much reading of serious books or indeed learning of any kind. And I’m also looking forward to spending more time here.

Hope everyone has had a jolly holiday – and happy new year!

[This lovely festive illustration is by J.P. Miller and comes via Grainedit]