Rock-a-cry baby

Things haven’t been moving along as quickly as I’d hoped. This includes but is not limited to my research. If I’ve learned anything in the past 3 months, it’s that I’m very impatient. I expect immediate results when I put in effort – but alas, it just takes ages. I’ve literally been slugging it out, and resisting the urge to run wild into the forest. I’d live on rabbits and bees. It was a close call, my friends.

My excuse for not blogging is shear exhaustion, mental exhaustion to be specific. I didn’t want to turn up here to whine so I saved you all the hassle by shutting my trap. But it’s open now despite all my efforts; I just couldn’t stay away. Don’t worry. I’m not going to be a cry baby. And besides, things are looking up. I didn’t get as much done over the summer as I’d have liked but I’m almost there now. In fact, I should send off a final draft of my research work next week (touch wood as the Scots say or finger crossed for the rest of us!). Writing 20,000 words has sucked the juice out of my brain and put some juice into my fingers, which now feel tired, numb and heavy. Ok, I’m a cry baby…. But the end is near.

I’ve got lots to tell you but I have to wait for the end. Woe is the impatient one. My gag is back on until the next time.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Growth

Friends of ours went strawberry picking in Montrose, near Aberdeen in Scotland. They gave us this amazing, juicy collection of strawberries from the picking. I think it’s a great representation of the growth of this gorgeously red fruit.


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