This blog is about to be paused for a while for a holiday. If anyone is interested in 'my other blog' - concerned with travel - its at http://fromthesilversea.blogspot.co.uk/. I'll be posting every few days to let people know how we're getting on.
But I can't just ignore the work, as term is starting and supervisors likely to be assigned soon. Everybody else has probably had their holiday and is raring to go (??). So I'll load my laptop with my Cohen lyrics (and also the albums themselves, which are irrelevant to what I'm doing but we might enjoy a bit of Cohen en route) and some scanned pages from the stylistics textbook and some papers I've downloaded. When there's nothing else going on, I'll be able to keep my hand in.