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Originally posted May 25 2004 at 16:05 under General and Moments and Physics. 0 Comments. Trackbacks Disabled.

Busy, Busy, Busy

I haven’t updated this blog in a little while, simply because I’m too busy and little things (like a thesis!) keep getting in the way. However, I thought I’d write a bit of an entry just to try out this posting by email thing.
This thesis really is taking up a bit of time. Currently I’m adding in the few bits of the MEIS chapter that were missing so that it’s in a pretty finished state and polishing up the thulium silicide chapter so that’s more or less done too. I got a bit distracted by r-factors last week which has messed the schedule around a bit, but the work I did for that was going to get done for the next chapter anyway, so it should work out in the end :-)
Pickering CastleStill, the weather on Sunday made it seem to be a good idea to have decided to go on a picnic whilst visiting a couple of castles. Nowhere I haven’t been before, but it was nice to revisit. A quick trip up the road to Pickering and its classic Motte and Bailey castle (the picture shows the view from the top of the motte back down towards gatehouse and Mill Tower, along with the surrounding countryside!) Then it was along the road to the imposing Scarborough Castle, sat on a headland which has been occupied since around 800BC. The castle was damaged in the civil war (when the keep half collapsed) but has still served as a prison and barracks since, and was shelled by german warships in World War 1.
Scarborough beach then made a nice setting for the picnic, complete with donkeys wandering around in the background. And I only nearly got decapitated by a frisbee the once!
Edit: So this email thing didn’t work out too well because I’ve gor blogger set to automagically insert
tags, which it did all over the place messing everything up. I’ve edited it into a pretty state. I’ll try turning off that feature for a while and see if I can remember to add them in manually when I want one.

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