Another break in transmission - and we're back. A very long break, let's be honest.
In brief - life got crazy, and not the thesis side of things which is ticking over very nicely thank-you. No, I had one of my immediate family get diagnosed with cancer and close friends lost their nine day old baby to a heart problem.
Family member doing nicely now - operation to remove the tumour went swimmingly. Our friend's knew this was coming - the whole chapter was sad beyond words.
Wise words from Job - The Lord gives, and the Lord takes away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord.
So yes, my mind has not been on blogging.
I did write a poem for our friend's to mark the all-too-brief of their beautiful girl Phoebe.
Monday came too soon
When better off inside.
A fight you could not win.
But only half a heart.
Better some touch
Some seeing you
But never enough.
Oh Bright sad day,
Monday came too soon.
In a couple of days we leave our life in Durham and move home to Australia. Two years ahead of plan. I'm still working on the doctorate but will be full-time in Australia with remote supervision. I've submitted my literature review and thesis proposal - once they've been marked and externally examined I'll put them up here for your reading pleasure (or incase you're having trouble sleeping).