You might have noticed that there hasn’t been a post for a couple of weeks. Normally, I write a bunch of posts and then schedule them to come out over a few weeks. It’s easier that way, because I can set aside a chunk of time and write posts in bulk rather than having to fit it in each week. In the last few weeks, though, time slipped away from me. I knew there were a few posts ready to go, but I couldn’t remember when they were due to finish and I didn’t have time to look.

I’ve been up to my eyeballs. I’ve been thoroughly enjoying teaching a couple of days a week at Lancaster, and of course that brings with it its own marking and preparation as well as the teaching. I’ve got 2 new courses to teach there after Christmas too, so that’s going to be fun. One is a masters course, and the other a second year course on the civil wars. I’m looking forward to them, but I’m going to have quite a bit of preparation to do over the next few weeks.

I have also got a lot of reading to do, a conference paper to prepare, an article to finish off and a huge stack of marking. I’m also working on some more podcast scripts. All I all, I’ve got plenty to keep me busy.

But, before that, chocolate. Well, it is Christmas…