Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Spring is well and truly sprung

Yesterday I made good progress on the questionnaires for the BA Dissertation and sent out the emails inviting students to answer my questions.

Yesterday was also a rehearsal for the Welsh play we're doing. In one way, my journey to the Llanfair Village Hall was a bit pointless. Only five of my group were there and we didn't actually get to rehearse because people were sorting out the technical stuff like the lights, making sure the fog machine worked and puzzling out how to do the ghostly coach in the final scene. (Our group are going for the minimalist approach using only sound effects and the characters staring and pointing.)

On the other hand, the drive there was glorious and it was good to get out of the house and away from the computer for a while. The May blossom is already out, turning the hawthorn a foamy white. Flowering cherry and other flowering trees all seem to have rushed out together and we haven't had any rain storms to destroy the blossom. It was also nice to chat to people. Since being made redundant, I have to make an effort to meet people and it's all too easy to slip into hermit mode. It was also good to see what they were doing with the stage layout and lights etc because it will make things easier at the full dress rehearsal on Monday.

Today looks like being another gorgeous day (the view from my study window looks almost exactly like the icon) and I will try to get out for a walk later. I did manage to eat breakfast outside in the garden and sat for about half an our absorbing sunlight, drinking tea and going over my Welsh flashcards. That was good.

But mostly today I need to make progress with the literature review...

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