I travelled back from Delft today. It was Kingsday which is a massive celebration here & also the start of a two week school holiday. It seemed like the entire population of the Netherlands was at the airport. Arrived home without hitch though & picked up bruno & daughter.
It was OEGlobal awards night – the Go-Gn won best research award. I don’t know why we’re wearing this
Delft is a very cute town – went to the Vermeer museum today
In Delft for OE Global this week
I was the external examiner for Catherine Cronin’s PhD today. She’s an excellent scholar and passed. Was nice to be away from the OU for a couple of days as it goes into meltdown
I’m in Galway for a couple of days to do a PhD viva. Did some work and then went for a pleasant walk along the front.
Coming back from Belfast today, did a visit to Crumlin Rd gaol – didn’t go down for a 10 stretch
Had a good day today doing a tour of game of thrones locations, and Giants Causeway. Then back in time to see the Devils play the Giants again. It was a repeat of last night going to OT but this time we got the winner. 500 devils fans and the players then all decamped to the nearby bar.
Days leave today to fly to Belfast for Cardiff Devils double header. We lost in penalty shootout but it was a good game.
Last day of our retreat – it’s been very productive. Having Bruno here has been good as we all head out for a daily walk