September 2015 round up

A few days ago, my line manager asked me if the start of the semester had felt like a great shock, following the sabbatical. That got me thinking about how different things are now and six months ago, and how I feel about it. Six months ago I was doing things (reading, writing, meeting, discussing…) … Continue reading September 2015 round up

July 2015 round-up

July was a strange month, and yet very typical of this time of the year. I returned to my teaching and managerial responsibilities following the end of the sabbatical (including an office move), attended the Academy of Marketing Conference in Ireland, and had annual leave.   My #5pm pictures tell a great story about this … Continue reading July 2015 round-up

June 2015 round-up

All good things come to an end, and the sabbatical was no exception. As of July 1st, sabbatical consummatum est. As I entered the final month of my sabbatical, I told myself that I ought to not stop being on sabbatical before it was over. And, that was exactly what I did: June was a … Continue reading June 2015 round-up

Day in the Life of an academic: the sabbatical edit

People keep asking me what I do on my sabbatical, so I thought that it would be fun to do a ‘Day in the Life’ post. This is what I got up to on Wednesday. I wake up about half an hour before my alarm went off, with the sun streaming through the bedroom window. … Continue reading Day in the Life of an academic: the sabbatical edit

December 2014 and January 2015 round-up

At the end of December, I was travelling and had limited access to the Internet. So, I decided not to write my usual monthly 'round up' post. Nonetheless, I still took the time to reflect on how the month had gone; and, afterwards, on how 2014 had gone, and I was stricken by the difference. … Continue reading December 2014 and January 2015 round-up

Counting the days until January

I am not one to wish away time but, boy, I am sooo looking forward to January!!! The reason I am looking forward to 2015 is that I have some study leave scheduled for the first part of the year. A sabbatical. According to this dictionary, sabbatical is an "extended period of leave from one's … Continue reading Counting the days until January