Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Where Was I?

So what else has been going on while I've been preparing for my viva?

Well, I re-read William Gibson's "Bridge trilogy" and I think that I'll say more about them in the next few days. I really enjoyed sitting down and just ploughing through them over the course of a week, and I find it a really great de-stressing thing just to sit and read. My daily commute is a thirty minute train journey, which gives plenty of time for reading, not to mention the time I spend reaidng in the evening and at weekends.

Another piece of reading I haven't talked about is Michael Chabon's "The Yiddish Policemen's Union"; all I said a few posts back was that I was enjoying it.


I thought it was absolutely fantastic. I'll say some more about it in the near future (time permitting) but really the big thing that I would want to say in any review of it is that you should read it. It really is just a superb piece of fiction.

I missed out on one of my "once-a-month" challenges! Due to spending so much time reading and studying for my viva I totally forgot to leave time aside for writing a letter to a friend! The penalty I am giving myself is that this month I have to write three letters to friends. I'm hopefully going to sit down this weekend and do that.

I need to check a few measurements, but yesterday I cooked myself a breakfast that I thought was so delicious that I am claiming it as one of my ten meals. Breakfast is so a meal all you doubters! It is the most important meal of the day, and I think that my recipe and technique for a cooked breakfast makes a meal so tasty and awesome that it just has to count as one of my ten. I'll check the weight of one of the ingredients and then post my incredibly detailed and so-far secret recipe, sharing it with you dear readers and the world!

I do this because I care.

Off out for a meal with some friends in a bit, celebrating my viva and all that, but I'll write again tomorrow and try to straighten out some links and tags etc.

More soon - and flash fiction! Finally!

1 comment:

kimz said...

hmmm... well, can you give us a hint about what's in the fabulous breakfast dish?
We like having breakfast for dinner... been making pancakes with fresh blueberries in them and eggs benedict lately. ;)