On complicated coffee

I went out for coffee with a guy from school and his wife today. I’d borrowed some books for him and he was returning them now that school’s over. It was too cold to stand outside the library for long so we decided to find a café. Most cafés don’t appreciate cards, so I went […]

On the moment of truth

I wrote here almost exactly a year and a half ago to say that I was starting school again. I’m writing now to say that I’m [hopefully] about to finish school. My last exam starts in less than half an hour (ARGH!). It’s an oral defence of my thesis, followed by a whole lot of […]

On the magic of new books

Nothing like a brand new book or two to cheer one up, even if they are ‘only’ school books. This pile of brand new school books arrived today. I received them in exchange for a small fortune..  They contain – I hope – the knowledge I need to pass the next lot of exams AND […]

Advanced warning

Baby-Essay is finished and handed in. Presentation has been presented. I now have excess writing capacity and two months of repressed ideas – you have been warned  🙂

On going back to school – part 2

So….. that was harder than expected. 4 hours is a long time to sit still and listen (never mind learn), especially after a full day at work*. After filling in a million forms and going through the details of what happens when and where, and introducing ourselves, and collecting our textbooks, and filling out yet […]

On going back to school (again)

In half an hour I go back to school. You would have thought that 13 years of normal school, followed by 3 years of glassblowing-school, followed by several months of Meister-glassblowing-school would be enough for anyone. You’d be wrong. You’d be forgiven for thinking that, but you’d still be wrong. Although it depends, I suppose, […]

On the wonders of chewing gum

I don’t remember coming across chewing gum as a little kid. By about year 4 I’d discovered bubble gum, but wasn’t ever very good at blowing bubbles (glass is much better than bubblegum in that respect, even if it doesn’t taste as good ;)). A bit later, maybe in year 8 or 9, someone told […]

On writing Revision Cards

I have decided to be super organised. Not as organised as I said I would be in October, but still a good sight better than I sometimes am. I have exams in the last week of July. My last ‘block’ (46-50 hours of lessons) is the first week of July. Usually I would finish the […]

On great expectations and disapointment

I am a glassblower. More accurately a scientific glassblower. I have just been on a course to learn what it takes to pass the exams which entitle me to become a master-glassblower. Or glassblowing master. Or glassblowing mistress I suppose. Whatever. The point is that I was there. And now I’m back. And I’m not […]

On going away

I’m going to be away for a week. I’m going back to school to become incredibly clever (I hope), and to catch up on sleep, and to get out of the workshop :). If anyone had told me 10 years ago, that I would one day rate going to school equal to something like freedom, […]