Most important: pseudomonas has been
discharged from hospital after his operation was successful.
ploni_bat_ploni is still great. We had a nice
evening together yesterday; I've been hiding from the world except on
shabbat so it was a nice change to hang out together and be able to
Not unrelatedly, my grant application is done and
Sweden has a national day for eating cinnamon buns, which
falls next week.
The Jewish community is being generally cool. I'm
slightly dreading Yom Kippur but you're not exactly supposed to look
forward to that!
I'm coming to England for the weekend of
4th November so I can go to doseybat and compilerbitch's party. And finally break the hex which has
been keeping me away from the Oakdale! I'm getting in stupidly late
Thursday night and leaving mid-morning Monday, so if people want to
see me, Friday is probably best. I'll likely be in Cambridge most of
the time I'm not at the party.
Thanks for the invitation. The party is taking place somewhere that is technically London, and it would be nice to see you if I can manage it. It's going to be a very rushed trip but maybe I could come by on Sunday on the way back to Cambridge from the party?
I have never seen cinemon buns. How do they look like or how are they made? We get bread, cakes and sometimes other things from a Jewish charity. But I have never seen cinemon buns. I don't think the kosher backeries have it here.
Wooow really excited that you will be coming down! *numerous bounces* It would be horribly, horribly selfish of me to ask to see you Fri evening when I will also be seeng you Sat evening, but in the unlikely event that some time is available I am interested.
i mention this only because i thought of you - today i spent a few hours wandering spitalfields with a group of students (my charges!) when it started to rain really hard. we had stopped to look at an old synagogue just off bishopsgate so when it really started to pour we headed inside and took shelter just inside the door. city boy types would arrive in ones and twos, give us slightly surprised looks and head inside looking rather more serious. the only practicising jew in the class had the day off for yom kippur so the rest of us, a motley bunch were left to muse rather ignorantly about what was going on. i thought how informative it would have been if you had been there!