My summer goals
• Definition of ‘ballad’ for introduction

• Transcription of digital copies of ballads from MSS in the British Library, consulted last autumn.

• Archive visits during summer 2013: Stonyhurst College, Lancashire County Record Office, National Archives etc

• Completion of article on ballad epitaph

• Revise ballad flyting chapter.
These goals are not entirely realistic, as the summer holidays are not a time when I have more time, but less, because the children are at home and need entertaining. But at least now I have some things that I know I want to get on with.