One thing I omitted to mention in my previous post was that, in between engagements, I was busy getting on with marking. Or perhaps I should say that in between marking I was attending the various events. For me, Christmas is the season for marking, but so too is the start of the New Year. I began marking essays shortly before Christmas. I finished just as exam scripts started to come in. These were then followed by research proposals and research projects, among others. I completed an eight-week stint of marking at the weekend. Or rather I completed an eight-week stint of marking undergraduate work. I now have two draft PhD theses awaiting attention. Happy days. More on research shortly….