Disappointingly, I didn't get to spend that much time with the family over Easter; between having the first week in London, the last in Brum and lots of skating around England in between, there wasn't much time, though we had a good ol' family hill-climbing holiday in Shropshire. As a sidetrack on the way up to Brum I went to the 413 meet in Manchester, which was pretty cool daddio, and met airmyst for the first time in meatspace after an on-and-off internet acquaintance that we've shared for about... eight years. (Wow, I feel really old.)
She gave me a delicious cake, I gave her one of my old dumbphones to replace the hideously broken dud she was somehow using, and following this highly amiable Material Exchange we're now plotting post-exam Cultural Exchanges between Leeds (feat. Royal Armouries) and Birmingham (feat. Cadbury World... yes, this "exchange" is pretty much guns for chocolate.)
Exams are kicking off very soon, and despite the grotesque amount of my degree these four papers represent (a shade under 50%, diss and second year both counting for a quarter) I'm not hugely worried. For the first time in
As well as Bill giving me a huge pile of his old Nintendo crap to sell on ebay (which has been an interesting learning experience in itself), I've scored a very brief research job in Brum; interesting stuff on an old paper company. It's looking to be similar to the sort of homework I did on my diss, so all fun, and hey, something to keep me in baconburgers now the dissertation proofreading gigs have mostly dried up.
Despite the utterly schizophrenic weather, it feels like summer is here already. I am relaxed and confident, happy with how the days are going by.