Somehow it is already the end of November. I looked forward to this month all year because it meant the return of Sci-Fi Month, co-hosted with some wonderful people – and it’s gone by in a flash. I’ve barely been able to take part and for that I want to apologise.
Life has been crazy. November has been one big whirlwind, the work has piled up and I’ve let myself be dragged into so many social occasions and neglected said work, therefore it has piled up even more. My life has pretty much been lectures, preparing for lectures, thesis reading and socialising. When I haven’t been in my flat working, I’ve been out with friends. And since I was basically a social recluse during my Bachelors, I’m trying to not repeat that mistake and grab every chance I can whilst I’m here. I’ve barely been making the time to read, let alone write blog posts!
As a result, Sci-Fi Month for me has not been what I expected. I’ve not managed all of my planned posts, some things have gone up late, I’ve not commented on everything – but I will get round to comments over the next month. On 13th December I am flying home to the UK, where I plan on relaxing for a little while before getting back to thesis work – and during that time I will be doing some major blogging and commenting!
So the main point of this post is just to say that I’m sorry for being such a neglectful host this year, and I’m especially grateful for the assistance of Kelley and Asti – especially Asti who single-handedly ran the Twitter account this year, as well as sending out newsletters, maintaining our sign-up spreadsheet and lots of other little but time-consuming jobs, all whilst working. Asti, I really need to take a leaf out of your book!