New month, new house new......... fruit bowl?

I thought it was high time that I graced the blawgosphere with my presence again before it was felt that I had retired from blogging permanently or disappeared into the underworld for a few months. Thankfully, faithful readers, I’ve done neither.

I suspected when I wrote my previous post that it would take me a while to get round to posting again and my hunch was proved entirely correct. For what it’s worth, the move itself was reasonably painless, but being without the internet for so long more or less crippled me. Dealing with a fiasco over rubbish and recycling bins in which it seemed like they were breeding around the house and out on the street each and every night proved a slightly bewildering episode but it all turned out fine in the end. Suffice to say, I know where there are a few going ‘cheap’.

At the end of last month I took another trip back home to Cornwall for a post-birthday visit which was a blast. As well as a bunch of fishing trips I also took the time to turn a 12 inch wooden bowl, you know, just for the hell of it. All we need now is something to go in it. While I snuck a barbecue into my trip, the weather wasn’t great on the whole and sadly didn’t get round to any snorkelling this time.

Now we’ve settled properly into the new house I can appreciate just how good it is to have a proper house again. Having to mow the front and back lawn, though, could well prove a chore that comes to grate on me, particularly in summer. After the stresses of the past year and the final stretch of university ahead of me – yes, I’ll soon be into LLM territory – I’ve been looking for relaxing and unusual ways to enjoy a little down time before I earn a few quid to see me through the next year. Quite why, then, I’ve taken it on myself to restore a prized and treasured coffee table belonging to girlfriend’s parents is a question I’m still asking myself. I’d better not screw this one up!


  1. I'm so glad you're with us again, Michael! I missed your facebook news updates.

    LLM? Cool! So you're definitely heading towards the academic route then?

    Belated happy birthday! :)

  2. Thanks, Andro! I'm sure I'll be back to my facebook-bashing best in no time. ;-)
    Re. the LLM, it's always something I wanted to do, even as an undergrad.... finances permitting. Quite frankly, I'm not sure they do permit, well not entirely comfortably, but the decision is made now. Fingers crossed it all works out. :-|

  3. Of course it will work out! What's the subject of your LLM?

    I like the updated header - very summery (unlike it is here)!

  4. It's commercial law, God help me! I'm not entirely sure that getting into 'academic law' is that realistic a goal now, and even once I'm through the LLM, 'budgetary pressures' might force my hand and jump into a 'lesser' job. As I've said a lot recently, academia is lovely and all that, but there comes a point where you just need to pay the bills and that once seemingly bottomless pit of money dries up, along with your high-flying aspirations.

    Glad you like the new header - thought I'd better make some concession to the season on Law Actually.

  5. Hi Michael,

    Welcome back.

    Did you manage to see any of those whales whilst you were down in Cornwall? I remember reading about it in the news at the time of your last post.

  6. Thanks Lackie - it's good to be back.
    Sadly, no, I didn't see any whales while I was down there. As ever, though, there was a plentiful supply of irritating tourists!


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