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Ossianknits
St Andrews
Academic, knitter, reader. Not always in that order.
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Dear all I'm finally settling into a routine: get up early (well, early for me - alarm goes off at 7.30), do academic work in the morning (editing/researching for Kristine on Mondays and Fridays, my own on Tuesdays and Wednesdays,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2011 at Ossianknits
Dear all, This has been a good post-PhD week: I finished two novels. Carlyle's Sartor Resartus, and Hardy's Far From the Madding Crowd. I had never read anything by Carlyle before, but I picked up this one years ago after... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2011 at Ossianknits
Dear all, I am back - back for good, that is. The summer was spent working, and pottering about, moving my stuff over from the Fatherland, conferencing, and going to the Fatherland. Grandpa passed away. I submitted the final copy... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2011 at Ossianknits
Its quite good, isnt it? Its currently bright red/orangey...
Toggle Commented Sep 18, 2011 on Viva, or Dr des. at Ossianknits
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Dear all, This is Dr des. Ossianknits. I had my viva a week ago, and I passed with minor corrections. Yay! I was dreading the whole affair. I get very nervous about exams and interviews, but this one was actually... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2011 at Ossianknits
Thanks!
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So... Guess what happened? I submitted my thesis! And then I got married! Tired now. My viva (final PhD exam) is on the 17th of May - next week! Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2011 at Ossianknits
Dear All, January has come and gone, and I have spent most of it away from home. We got back from the fatherland on Sunday, laden with wine and beer. There was much eating, much beer drinking, wine tasting and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2011 at Ossianknits
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Dear All, I find myself in Cellardyke this afternoon, one of the villages down the coast from us. My friend is house- and catsitting this weekend, and I tagged along for an afternoon of knitting by the fire and thinking... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2011 at Ossianknits
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Dear All, Most of December was spent looking at the snow, and thinking about the snow, and worrying about the snow. I ended up spending Christmas in Wales with the future in-laws (unplanned), and New Year's (as planned) in Leeds.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2011 at Ossianknits
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Dear all, We are still snowed in (of course). We did manage to dig the car out, and made it into town to stock up on essentials (potatoes, cheese, booze) yesterday. There are icicles on the windows. Most of them... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2010 at Ossianknits
Snowed in proper - more pictures on facebook...
Toggle Commented Dec 1, 2010 on Snowday, or rather -week at Ossianknits
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Dear all, The coldspell continues. We have had an awful lot of snow - over a foot now! The sheep are cold, we are cold, and the roads are very tricky. This is the view from our front door: Snow... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Ossianknits
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Dear all, Like most of the UK we've been hit by a cold spell. We've even had some snow! We spent the afternoon knitting and watching the first Harry Potter film. Then we went to see the sheep next door:... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2010 at Ossianknits
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Dear All, Things have gone a bit quiet over here on Ossianknits. Summer has come and gone, and autumn is in full swing. Since I got back from America I have mostly been reading and thesisizing, and only seldomly knitting.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at Ossianknits
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Dear all, We just got back from an amazing weekend in San Francisco! Nevermind that the journey from here to there took just as long as from here to Scotland... We had a wonderful time! Fantastic weather, great company, lots... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2010 at Ossianknits
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Dear all, On our first weekend here we went to Farmington, CT. Farmington is about an hour north of New Haven, and is host to the Lewis Walpole Library, a magical country retreat full of books, with a croquet patch!... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2010 at Ossianknits
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It's been two weekends now since we came to New Haven. We have both been working away during the week. On the first weekend we took a trip to Farmington, CT - about an hour north of here - to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2010 at Ossianknits
Aw - but you always seem to take such wonderful trips! Weve been in New Haven for two weeks now, working hard on our respective PhDs. But were off to San Francisco this weekend - Peters father is working out there for a couple of months and invited us to visit! So exciting!!
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We didnt make it to any knitting shops in NY! (but have since bought yarn at various ones in Connecticut!) It was a great day out, though thoroughly exhausting. I loved it, and am thinking of heading back for the day before I leave America at the end of the month - were only 26$ return and an hour and a half by train from NYC.
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Dear all, The third - and last - day was museum day! We started at the Cloisters (so.worth.the.long.subway.ride) and ended at the Met. And at night we took in a Mets game! I loved the Cloisters - maybe my favourite... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2010 at Ossianknits
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Dear All, On our second day in New York we did the proper tourist package: We went down to the Bowling Green early in the morning... Caught the ferry... And ended up on Liberty Island! We enjoyed the view back... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2010 at Ossianknits
Thanks!
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Thanks Anne! Were having lots of fun so far. Its a workholiday, though, so most days are spent at my desk :). I miss home though - everything is so American here! I even bought an enormous waterbottle for myself!
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2010 on New York, NY at Ossianknits
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Ha! Quite. Though it was filled to the brim, and it was Strongbow (we joked about the head last time we were there).
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2010 on New York, NY at Ossianknits
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