chocolate muffins and the library

i’m working much more in the library now that the place only holds post grads. the undergrads have left and its so much quieter. mobiles don’t go off (unless i leave mine on) and there really isn’t anyone to disturb me. unfortunately, it also means that i get deathly bored. but that is probably a good thing as i’ll *hopefully* do more work. who knows.

anyway, in other news, not very much has happened. i’m leading stronger.

i spoke to my dissertation supervisor and have to write a literature review and basic introduction for the end of june. its really difficult, as my area is very wide in context but quite narrow in specific. i don’t really know where to start, or what i should be reading. i guess that is what the lit review is for, really.

work on saturday was very busy due to the poor weather. its been raining pretty much all week, a bit like last year. we took a fair amount in the shop and then, that evening, AC and i went out for TB’s birthday meal and ate a very large amount. i felt a bit ill due to the amount that i ate. the next day, we tidied the house and then went for a ride. my saddle was fairly loose and the winds were hitting about 50 mph, so we only did ladybowers little boys route rather than ladybowers big boys. hopefully this weekend we can do langsett again and faster. my brothers are coming up so it really does depend on what time they leave on sunday.

i was reading the news today, over my coffee and came across this:

its a rather telling story about a little boy who was infected with HIV/aids by his doctors, knowingly. his mother was then infected by breastfeeding him. apparently there are many such little children in the former USSR who are infected through corruption and the failing health service. its interesting that we don’t really hear about these children. instead the main focus is mainly on the children in africa.

on other news. i’ve been finding my way around flikr. my friend, megan has started using it. these are some of her shots. check out her profile:


anyway. my coffee is done so i’ll go and do some work.