Archive for September, 2011

Approaching another birthday

September 17, 2011

It’s been a long time since I wrote anything here on this blog. Partly, I’d written too many blogs that were obituaries, making it difficult to add something inconsequential (like this post), and partly, well, laziness. But here I am, approaching umpty-ump (another prime number, only the second this decade), and, well, the chap with the scythe just has to be accepted).

So what has dragged me back? Well, a new semester is staring here at S******* University; I’ve succumbed to temptation and bought His & Hers iPADs, my boys are both now at University, so the house is quiet, and though there’s always (real!) work to be done, keeping a blog seemed more attractive than working on the projects – even if I’m really very interested in them, there’s times when other things seem more important. I had a lovely few days in Argyll (Cairndow and Kilmartin), with my wife and dog, and came back thinking that perhaps there were other things I’d like to do.
And so I’ve registered with the Goethe Institut locally to improve my German Language (particularly grammar). Still have to do the work, get the papers out, write the grants, but, well, got to have a life as well.