Monthly Archives: December 2012

Resolute

So, 2012 is about to end. I can’t say I spent the last day of the year being amazing. I currently have a load of laundry on. I know. Sexy. Earlier, I had a nap where I dreamed of being … Continue reading

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2012: A Year in Blogging

It’s been a very big year for Connor and his Project. This is one of those “best of” posts, with excerpts from the blog for every month of the year, as if I think I’m a series of Friends or … Continue reading

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The Priests’ Party

Every year for the last eight or nine years, my mother has organised a “priests’ party” on some evening between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. I think she does it for my brother the priest. The priesthood is a … Continue reading

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En Famille

My mother often gets a bad rap in this blog, and it’s not always deserved. She’s a wonderful woman and she made me laugh very hard twice today. For Christmas, I bought her a painting. It’s a map of the … Continue reading

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Wine, Writing and the Wonder of Christmas

On Thursday, my sister’s poor battered and abused car finally passed its NCT. The final step was repairing the bumper that’s been held on with duct tape since I had a parking “incident” about two years ago. In spite of … Continue reading

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A Christmas celebrity

My PhD Office is more of a corridor space than an office, but there are six desks here and we’re all very happy. It’s a social place that lecturers come in and out of frequently, because you have to go … Continue reading

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The 300th Post

As I was doing my rounds in Hall on Sunday night, I was talking to a student who I often meet when patrolling. Student: “So what’s your PhD in?”Connor:”Masculinity”Student: can’t speak. Lies down on a bench because he’s laughing so … Continue reading

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