Hello, hello, poor neglected blog! Three months is a long time between posts, so now that I'm sort of on Christmas vacation, I will try to catch you up on my Michaelmas adventures - DPhil strategies that mostly seemed to work and trip pictures - as well as the standard end-of-the-year "Best Books" post (which I can't write yet because I'm still reading!) and goals for 2014 (namely: Submit Thesis).
The best way to slide back into blog posting is to share some pretty pictures, so I'll start with shots from our November anniversary day-trip to Bristol, which was great fun.
Upon arriving in Bristol, we headed to the furthest afield site we were interested in: the suspension bridge at Clifton, designed by good old Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel. (Actually, there's a bit of a Brunel theme to the whole trip.) We walked across half the bridge. Apparently there are great trails on the other side of the Avon gorge but we didn't have enough time to explore them. Next time, perhaps.
We also very quickly popped into John Wesley's first-ever Methodist chapel, but I don't have a picture of it! I will check with Tim to see if he took a photo on his phone.