7 September, 2009 • 09:29
Sadly, these onions are not from our allotment. Photographed over the weekend during a weekend retreat to read some Pevsner and Banham and to re-acquaint myself with sunlight.
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Apologies, but my usual habit of posting details on my weekend reading plans came to nought this week. After a few days down south, we headed directly to the Isle of Arran for camping, eating, drinking and inhaling midges. Normal service has now resumed, although my legs are still itchy as hell…
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Two weeks ago (after months and months of not giving any) I gave two presentations in one day. Above is a slide from the first, a formal meeting on campus illustrating how I see myself working over the next three years. Below is a slide from the second, my first pecha kucha delivered in London, illustrating where I do much of my work. Both presentations went better than I had been expecting.
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The asparagus season has started in England, and while at home in Norfolk over the weekend we celebrated the arrival of this wonderful crop. Dishes tried so far have included asparagus lasagne (don’t knock it until you’ve tried it), asparagus and eggs for breakfast and (perhaps my favourite) simply steamed asparagus served with melted butter and fresh garlic.
Sadly I’m back in the city now, and have yet to see such thick purpley-green stems in any of the shops.
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The same week that our first basil seeds start to germinate and poke out through the potting compost, I receive confirmation that I can commence studies towards a PhD. Automatically I begin to look at these delicate green basil seedlings and make some fairly predictable connections. I wonder if they feel the same amount of excitement and trepidation?
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