Monday, December 22, 2003

In Germany

As you can tell from the lack of entries, I'm not net-connected for the time being, and just discovered so much spam on this blog. Not happy...

It's cold here, but not snowing, and probably unlikely to snow any time soon, so it looks like I won't get a white xmas. However, I have got to look at some castles (most were closed as it's December), and do other sight-seeing stuff. We have also booked to see the English (original) version of ROTK. It was suprisingly difficult to find sessions in Bremen/Hamburg that were not dubbed! We'll see it next Tuesday though.

Work stuff is under control, and it looks like we'll get a tiny class (so far only 25 or so students... it's a far cry from the 250 I taught last semester).

Anyhow... seeing as there are timed local calls here, I'd better make this short.... Am glad it's not a hot xmas here! (Am also enjoying the Weinachtsmarkts :>)

Sunday, December 7, 2003


Things are getting rather last minute. I still haven't got the courseware finished, haven't started packing or cleaning, haven't set up the hose to water the plants and haven't even spent the prescribed two days in bed. Which means I'm panicking, my ankle and back are playing up, my pain threshold is negative, and I'm still very sick in the ears/throat/sinus area.

Oh well... an apt xmas quiz before I leave, even the reasons are accurate....

<>You are 'Adam Lay Y Bounden'! Ah, you appear to be something of a Christmas snob. Whether you are a musician who has sung one carol service too many, or merely someone with very highbrow views on music and culture, you shudder at the thought of piped music in lifts, wince at endless repetitions of Jingle Bells and have put out a contract on Rudolph. While you agree that some of the well-known carols are lovely, you are more drawn by the really obscure medieval carols, or the ones arranged by Bach. You also know parodies of several carols - a legacy of excessive carolling, or perhaps just the product of an enquiring and slighly cynical mind... Try to enjoy Christmas, anyway.

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