November 14th, 2015

50 Day Meme Challenge 2015 - Day 3

3. How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like?

I doodle a LOT and I would say that even if they aren't particularly brilliant, I tend to hang on to them, because it describes what I feel better than anythin I could've written.  These are a few years old, but I was in a very relaxed place and consequently, the doodles were happy.
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Je Suis Paris

The world is shocked about the Paris attacks. In my own corner of the world, my English group returned from Paris just two days previously, the same trip that I was scheduled to be on, but had been too unwell to go. I have text a friend's daughter who is spending her third year French/English BA out there. I breathed a sigh of relief when I got her text message back, confirming that she was indeed ok, as she is staying outside Paris.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Paris, may we continue to strive for peace.

Major Dissertation - Children of the Night

The ink hasn't dried that long before I have an email reminding me that my first 1,000 words for the major dissertation are to be written, emailed and then brought to a meeting by 10 am Monday morning.  That means I have to catch the 07:50 train.  Plus, my major diss partner has emailed her pirce to me for a read - which is far more eloquent than what I can put together at short notice.

I am pleased that I have Audible at my disposal, as I have listened but lost the will to live to John Polidori's The Vampire and am part the way through Sheridan Le Fanu's Carmilla.  Plus I am out for dinner tomorrow.  Well, best get on with some of it - it is not like I am being marked for it, but I do need to have something to show them.

243 words and a few academic essays to look through.  Will have to pull the stops out tomorrow before six AND read my dissertation partner's work too.

I have uploaded Samuel Taylor Coleridge's 'Christabel', Lord Byron's 'Darkness' and Goethe's 'The Bride of Corinth'.  Let it be said that I don't go in for easy reading - STC's manuscript is over 20 A4 printed pages long!!!