People are flitting off for the weekend in all directions. I think 'twill be a quiet few days but maybe we'll all get some writing done and there's always the crits. We really need this break (this is a very intensive process) so we're trying to organise some more relaxing activities including a group meal on Sunday - Indian. Feeding such a diverse group has been a challenge for some of us but we seem to have found a few things we can all eat.
This afternoon was the first time I actually had a chance to look around the campus and locate a few essentials like the Post Office and Medical Centre and, even more importantly, find ways to traverse the campus without having to climb hundreds of stairs. I was sure there would be access but it isn't marked on any of the maps. Since the campus is situated on a a hillside and functions on multiple levels it is very hard to show as well so I gratefully accepted a guided tour by a helpful young man from Campus Life. It will make a great difference because up to now I've felt very much confined to the apartment and crit room except when I can cadge a lift into Garden City.
I have to say I'm in awe of the quality of the writing being produced here and I'm finding the crit sessions a real learning curve (it's a very long time since my University days) but I am learning so much. Now all I have to do is apply it.
I can smell delicious odours coming from the kitchen. Someone is cooking something good and suddenly I'm hungry so I'm off to make dinner.