This seems to be another rather Fly-heavy post today, apologies if you don’t like puppies. But then again, if you don’t like puppies I’m not sure if we can be friends any more. Look at her cheeky little faaaccceee!! I couldn’t resist staying away for too long, so have been at home this week enjoying barbecues in the sunshine, reading books whilst lounging on the grass, and attempting to cuddle the puppy – much to my dismay she hates getting cuddled for more than about 5 seconds, such a squirmy little puppy! She does, however, love nibbling my fingers/toes/hair/clothes and stealing my shoes. She’ll be 10 weeks old tomorrow so she’s still just a teeny tiny baby, but she’s got such a cheeky personality and she likes to think she’s a grown up dog already.
My visit home isn’t just for playing with the puppy though, I do actually have a legitimate reason to be here! I’ve been at the archives in Aberdeen to do some research for my dissertation and I’ve got some more to do next week. I still haven’t actually started writing it yet though, and it’s due in 3 and a half weeks… erm, oops. I have, however, spent quite a bit of this week writing a huge plan for it, so hopefully it won’t take too long to start writing it up properly. And when I say “huge” I’m not exaggerating – I seem to have managed to write a 14,000 word plan for a 15,000 word dissertation. There’s method to my madness, I promise! Whilst I’m up here, I’m going to take some photos of war memorials for my dissertation too (that’s my topic, by the way, as that probably sounds like a weird thing to go and take photos of…) so this afternoon we’re all having a little jaunt around the countryside. In between photo-taking, I’m sure we’ll have time to stop for lunch and perhaps even peruse a few antiques (read: junk) shops!
I would like to tell you some more interesting things about what I’ve been doing but I’m afraid that’s pretty much all my life consists of at the moment: puppy and dissertation. I’m really looking forward to getting this dissertation finished and out of the way, but I think it’ll feel a bit strange once it’s done as that’ll mean I’m finished with five years of university. I’m pretty sure 90% of my Sunday Summaries have included some kind of moaning about essays/exams/dissertations! I’m quite tempted to do a PhD now, but I don’t think I could stick it out for another 3 or 4 years – I’d just like some money and a job where I could come home at the end of the day and don’t have lots of homework to catch up on!
What have you been up to this week?