April 18th, 2006 - Livre d'Or — LiveJournal








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Tuesday, April 18th, 2006




A day off
Tuesday, 18 April 2006 at 12:37 pm


I decided to schedule some time with pseudomonas yesterday. I don't see him enough because I tend to take him for granted, assuming that since he lives in the same city, I can see him any time... and then never make arrangements. But anyway, he had bank holiday Monday off, so we had a very pleasant day together.

It started off annoyingly due to train stupidity, but we met up in the end. I found a very cool patchwork padded jacket in the market for £1 (I love that jumble stall, I really do). And we had a picnic on Jesus Green; it was a lovely spring day for most of the time we were outdoors, which is really pleasing.

Then to the Fitzwilliam to see thir Blake exhibition. This turned out to be a small thing, mainly a couple of dozen plates from Jerusalem, The Emanation of the Giant Albion. So the rest of the afternoon was for quality time with the ceramics.

Lots of lovely conversation. I'm getting a bit stressed about the move to Sweden because I'm supposed to be going there next week and haven't really got the practical details sorted out yet. Nor have I written the grant application I'm supposed to be working on, and it would be starting on a really bad foot not to get that done before the deadline. But pseudomonas was really reassuring. I am going to do this, I am going to just turn up in a foreign country with a couple of suitcases and just see what happens. It's just that it's going to happen awfully soon, rather than at some point in the distant future!


Whereaboooots: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK
Moooood: refreshedrefreshed
Tuuuuune: Screwy dictating a philosophy essay to his computer
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Book: Mother Country
Tuesday, 18 April 2006 at 05:58 pm
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Author: Libby Purves

Details: (c) 2002 Libby Purves; Pub 2003 Hodder & Stoughton; ISBN 0-340-79391-0

Verdict: Mother Country is enjoyable fluff.

Reasons for reading it: I like Purves, primarily as a journalist but I've also enjoyed some of her novels. I'm getting a bit bogged down in Birds without wings and wanted to read something fluffy that wouldn't take long, before getting back to the book I'm actually in the middle of.

How it came into my hands: Library. I'm taking advantage of my last few weeks living near English-language libraries!

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Whereaboooots: Shelford, Cambridge, UK
Moooood: okayokay
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