Life has been distinctly unblogworthy of late – that was going to change this weekend as we were due to go to York for a friend’s birthday party, but having foregone our Saturday lie-in this morning we got ourselves all packed and ready only to discover that Dudley (the Saab) wasn’t too well – a belt has snapped (I know *that* feeling!) and something else has jammed, and can’t be looked at until Monday at the earliest, and last-minute train fares were far too expensive, so I had my lie-in this afternoon instead, and instead of going to York the main excitement was going to our local Lidl for the first time (it opened 2 days ago). When I moved here and found that the local supermarket was a Somerfield I was a bit disappointed as I was used to the marginally more up-market Sainsburys/Tescos. Our Somerfield though closed 3-4 months ago and has only now re-emerged as a Lidl, and I’m now at the point where I feel that Somerfield is the height of sophistication in comparison, though to give Lidl its due, I do really appreciate that I can get pasta for 25p rather than £1.something and (hopefully – haven’t tried it yet but just about to) some reasonable-tasting wine for under a fiver.

What about other news? Work-wise, now that I’ve looked at the comments of the peer reviewers I’m at a bit of a loss to know where to start. They only have minimal suggestions for the substance of the article (that’s good), but also want to know a ton of information about my methodology. Having already just about hit the word limit for the article, I’m not entirely sure how to also include information that took 10K words when I wrote my methodology chapter. Sigh, I’m sure it will all work out, but it will require some creativity.

Also work-wise, I have seen a few jobs to apply for (one in the same town as a job HD has applied for, but mostly not, which is a bit of a stress). Today I saw one in Shetland. Which is kind of tempting, though I suspect the weather would be a bit “character-building”.

Finally, this made me laugh today, it reminded me of me and HD. Well, the “lack of hot abs” mainly reminded me of me, if I’m honest, but anyway:

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7 thoughts on “Various

  1. Our Somerfield closed a few months ago too – and is now a Tesco Express! We’re in a village not a blooming Tube station… Gah!

  2. I can’t believe how many types of supermarket you have … we basically have the duopoly of Woolworths and Coles, then the odd IGA (Independent Grocer) and some small corner shops … and Aldi is starting to have an impact …

  3. Somerfield do the best homemade-looking cakes though! Or at least they do around here. Thankfully, when our Somerfield turned into a Spar a couple of weeks ago, they seem to have kept the cake supplier.

  4. Hmm, interesting. Your blog provides me with the same turquoise bunny-like avatar as Smudgies. I like. (Not talking to TG, tho, her avatar for me is just mean!)

  5. Expect a hand-made gifty soon.

    Thx for explanation re: avatars. I kinda guessed that was the case, really must remember that irony doesn’t work when typed!

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