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The New Luciad 2016 – launching soon

Monday, July 25th, 2016

The 4th edition of The New Luciad is coming soon. If you are in Leicester on 4th August do come and meet the contributors. Here is the launch poster!

Thesis review

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Online video sharing my experience of being a PhD student at Leicester – only for student at the University of Leicester I’m afraid.

Beelzebub’s Tea Shop by Adam Lorensen

Saturday, May 14th, 2011

I was incredibly pleased to get an email from Adam bearing the good news that his first ever novel is complete and available to buy. The book has basically taken him a year from idea to ebook and I have to say I’m proud of him for spending his evenings and weekends writing it. It’s […]

I’m actually in Sweden!

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

I have arrived in Sweden and am now amid blue and yellow flags and red wooden houses. Gothenburg airport is very tiny and sweet. It’s a bit of a backwards time warp when you step off the plane for the first time. I could see red houses and fields of horses right next to the […]

Leaving London

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

It’s my last day in London. I’m getting a train to Norwich this morning and then next week I’m heading over to Sweden for a long holiday. I was so sad to leave my lovely job yesterday. I’m going to miss all the art galleries and museums so much but it will be nice to […]

Wet Wales

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

We arrived in Wales via Liverpool and Chester to find that the rugby is occupying everyone. The weather is of the wet drizzly kind that the UK is so famous for. As always the countryside makes me want to stay inside but it’s pretty nice inside because I can see geese, horses and little deer […]

Big treasures and little boxes

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

We’re busy moving out of the flat so everything is in boxes. There is that sad sort of emptiness when you leave somewhere and you’re packing up all the possessions you treasure or need into little boxes and bags. We’re attempting to live a relatively possession free lifestyle but there seems to be a never […]

Ginger Cake

Monday, August 20th, 2007

I spent a lovely quiet weekend in Norwich. Did a spot of celebrating Will’s birthday via the medium of song and ginger cake. I’m now back in London for my last week at the summer school and should be frantically looking for a job but as yet my laid back attitude has won the fight […]


Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

It’s raining today and hopefully giving London a good wash as it certainly needs it. I’m in my second week at work and loving every minute of it. I’m staying at a cheapish hotel overlooking Hyde Park which nice for evening strolls and such niceties. The summer school where I’m working has rekindled my faith […]

They work for us – well they don’t but it would be nice if they did!

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

I’ve just remembered It’s great: you can look up how MP’s voted, what expenses they got, etc. It lets you know through Hansard what is being discussed in the Parliament – not much at the moment because they are all on holiday! It also emails you whenever your MP speaks – if you want! […]