Monthly Archives: June 2013

Phew!

I was worried about today. On Monday, I’d sworn yet again that I’d start a diet, and today was the first weigh-in to see how I’d done. I had a feeling I’d done well because I “felt thinner”, but at … Continue reading

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Sandals, rules and a taxi driver

With this hot weather, I’ve been wearing sandals quite a bit recently. I don’t mind putting my feet on display. Along with my forearms and my ears, my feet are a part of my body I actually like. They’re cute. … Continue reading

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"Twanscribing"

So, I might have mentioned that I’m doing a PhD. It’s all been going rather well recently. I presented two well-received papers at conferences recently. I’ve had an article accepted for a (tiny) journal. I’ve added a few thousand words … Continue reading

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Some harsh statistics

1: the number of books I didn’t take out from the library last week, even though I needed it, because I physically couldn’t bend down and get it from the bottom shelf. 22: the number of hours of sleep I … Continue reading

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The Homophobe Within

This morning I was at the Russian embassy. I had to collect my visa, as I’ll be working in Rostov-on-Don in a few weeks’ time. I didn’t have an awful lot of time, and there isn’t any official parking at … Continue reading

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The General, the heat, the gripes, the family and the doctor

As I was crossing the road at the bus stop in the rain this evening, a taxi pulled up beside me. A man leaned out of the passenger-side window to ask me a question. He was wearing a tracksuit and … Continue reading

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Moving and Manning Up

The other day I decided I’d write a book of love poetry. Now, I’ve never really written any poetry but I was quite certain I could. A line for a love poem had occurred to me in Tesco and I … Continue reading

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