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Caffeine and cake

Today I have been very busy getting not much done. I moved upstairs to my new office (and got cross with the person who has moved into my old desk – he has been circling the room like a vulture for months angling to move in and I hadn’t even totally cleared my desk before it was covered in his stuff!). This afternoon I went for caffeine and cake with the girl who has been at the next desk to me for the last year – she submitted today! We were all very excited, though I think for her it was all a bit of an anti-climax. With any luck this will be me this time next year. Then this evening I went for caffeine and cake (hmm, theme emerging here!) with another friend, from my book group (that I can’t go to later this week as I’ll be at the wrong end of the country). She is also doing a PhD, so I’m afraid we talked about that a lot too. So it’s been kind of a PhD-full day, but without necessarily having done very much!

Tomorrow the first tutorials of the year start. Regular readers will no doubt be totally unsurprised at my current feelings of utter lack of enthusiasm, tinged with feeling slightly sick. Welcome to Monday nights for the next 2 terms!

Tired and Emotional

No, not *that* Tired and Emotional. Without going into details, HD had some not very good news today (in an absolutely classic case of crap timing), followed by the reinstatement of Plan B which means that the situation isn’t as bad as it first appeared. But it is still a bit awkward, and I have spent too much time chuntering away to myself and not actually packing my stuff to get ready to put it all into storage this weekend. I’m off to Wales tomorrow, which I’m happy about, but I can’t wait for life to stop being complicated.

In other news I have had to finally bite the bullet and relight the ugliest fire in the world, as my flat is so cold. Whilst I’m sorting out storage stuff I also have to find an insurance policy so I can get money to replace the oldest boiler in the world and clean out the gungiest radiators in the world. Brrrr.

In other other news I moved office yesterday. I have vowed (not entirely successfully, but have been better than usual) to not look at frivolous non-work related stuff at work, except email, unless I specifically need to contact someone through another site. With any luck this will mean that I’ll start actually getting some work done.