Caerlaverock Castle

Caerlaverock Castle

As we didn’t get much of a summer holiday, what with the small matter of a thesis to finish, we’ve just enjoyed a few wet and windy days in Dumfries.  We got completely soaked through at Caerlaverock Castle, the only triangular castle in Britain, went on a boat trip to Threave Castle and saw red squirrels in Dalbeattie Forest.

Dalbeattie Forest

Dalbeattie Forest

Now that we’re home, I have to make a real effort to find a job of some sort.  So priorities for this week include trying to get some school experience so that I can go back into teaching and reacquainting myself with my articles on John Roberts and the Lady Marques  ballad.

On the Galloway Kite Trail

On the Galloway Kite Trail

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Standing stones, Kilmartin

This week I’ve had a week off.  I’ve been in Scotland camping, and reading Judith Richards’ ‘Mary Tudor’.  So it’s been a quiet week, and I deliberately didn’t take my chapter with me so that I can come back to it with fresh eyes in a week or two.  I’m seeing my supervisor again next week to discuss the chapter plan and I’m hoping to have an abstract sorted in a couple of weeks, as I’m approaching my second panel in August.

 

Glengorm Castle, Mull