From today I may be absent apart from the odd day until February. I will try and post a topic for Times Past but as internet access will be limited January may be missed or late. We board the Emerald Princess at midday tomorrow to circumnavigate New Zealand. After the stress of the last year I am looking forward to boarding and being forced to relax. There will be extremely limited internet access and I will spend the time reading, promenading on the poop deck and taking part in everything that is going. As tomorrow is our wedding anniversary it will be like a second honeymoon.
If we were having coffee I’d tell you that on our return we will be moving into temporary accommodation and then I will be doing some work on my creative work. Yes I finally had my thesis back from the examiners. Both liked my exegesis ( the scholarly work) but only one liked my creative work. The one who didn’t asked for major changes and I will be working on these or on my explanation as to why I am not changing it. This will be fairly easy as the two examiners held such disparate views of the work. I think that it will tighten it up and make it better so I am not worried but I will have to devote some time to it. Hopefully by the time I finish this we will be ready to make our permanent move.
If we were having coffee I would tell you that I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope the New Year brings you peace, happiness, health and safety.