Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Evolution of a mama

Yesterday I sat in the sunshine having a picnic with my nearly two year old. Today I'm sitting in the sun alone, at university parks, reading about philosophy of microbiology. On days like these, when the sun is shining and my night wasn't disturbed, and nobody is ill and all my deadlines are more than 24 hours away, I feel like I'm winning, like I'm having it all. Unfortunately, for every day like this I have about a months worth of frazzled, perma-late, failing to keep up.

Monday, 9 February 2015

Exciting news

We're moving to Leeds! I've accepted a permanent position as Lecturer in Philosophy, to start September 2016.

We have a little while then to tie-up loose ends in Oxford, to fantasize about snow-topped moors and research toddler-friendly hang-outs. I expect Leeds has changed since my days as an undergraduate there, though possibly not as much as I have.  The department's faculty are the warmest, nicest bunch of superstellar philosophy heroes you'll ever meet. There is one question that can't be answered for several years to come,  the bear going to develop a Northern accent?!!?!  There is only one way to find out..................