Posts Tagged ‘london’
Sunday, August 28th, 2016
Thursday, August 14th, 2014
After a somewhat choppy second flight, I have made it safely to London (see photo of the rain we flew into above). Have managed to register, drop postcard postbox off, and run into lovely people whom I then had yummy Mexican food with. :-)
Programming starts (for me) with a social event tomorrow morning, an academics mix-and-mingle before the academic track kicks off. I have brought the ipad mini and its keyboard, which have served me well at two conferences already, and expect to be taking plenty of notes (not only for myself, but also for the conference report I shall be writing for a German academic journal). So, better catch some sleep now … I have a feeling it’s going to be a long five days!
Monday, August 29th, 2011
On the Embankment
Sunday, June 12th, 2011
A little more knowledge
I have written 36 pages in the last 2 days. And I totally could keep going, but I’ve got to get up earlyish tomorrow morning to drop the guinea pigs off, in preparation for my transatlantic adventure. I’m really on a roll though, and tomorrow I might not be, and … still, let’s be sensible. No one is as young as they used to be. Ever. It’s such a breath of fresh wind though, to be writing something other than the PhD. Darn. Let’s hope the PhD feels like the same fresh wind once I get back to it … or if not, at least like the home stretch… .
Other excitement for tomorrow will include finding out whether the old pin number works with the new credit card (replacement for expired date, not *new* new…). Fingers crossed – if it turns out not to, things will be … interesting.
The bag depicted on here is from the British Newspaper Library, and it holds my stack of copies of newspaper articles about Apollo 13 and/or Earth Day. The text on the bag says, in total, “Researching the World’s Knowledge.”
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
Waiting in Line
I have some photos from the weekend to share, but since most of them were taken at sunset and the last photo was already of a redish cast, I thought I’d throw a blue one into the mix for now … this one was taken on the Albert Embankment in London when I was there, oh, a month or so ago (time flies) visiting M and D and doing a stint as a travelling scholar. I still have some photos to go through and weed out, but there never seems to be quite enough time for it, and other things need doing more urgently. Will I get done before I fly to the US next week? I doubt it. Thus, there’ll probably be an intercontinental mix of photos starting in July.
That said, yes, tomorrow a week I’ll be off to ASLE 2011! My paper is, hmm, getting there … I’m done scanning images in. Some of them came out really well, some of them … not so much. From document to microfilm to printer to scanner … quite a lot of transitions that crispness can get lost in. But they’re all perfectly legible, so that’s the main thing. Now all I need to do is finish my paper … but that’s what the weekend will have to be for. That, and for putting my final touches on my Remake | Remodel paper for the conference volume (only sliiiightly behind schedule…).
But first, class trip to Hamburg tomorrow! Then 4 days for writing and editing like a mad thing, then two days of oral exams, and then off I go to the states. Note to self: learn how to recognize tornado weather.
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
Upon Yellow Cross and Crown
Thursday, May 12th, 2011
Old School Research
No cameras allowed in the British Newspaper Library, so a photo I took with my phone (very sneakily, for those aren’t really allowed either). So, yep, that’s how I am spending my days, tracing the elusive connection between Earth Day and Apollo.