Noughth Begins

Morning run, chapel for the Office and Mass, fruit breakfast at home (cos the college doesn’t have space for staff to breakfast with appropriate social distance), then a series of Zoom meetings: one, two, three, four, with opportunities to meet new students. The afternoon took up and then amended prep for two of my modules,…

Michaelmas Dawns Grey and Soaking

Two days of not running in heavy rain, chilly weather. Morning Office, hot breakfast, Morning Worship on Radio Four, morning Mass, a Zoom greeting and introduction to the community, then a socially-distanced community lunch. The afternoon involved course prep then light admin and reading while I made the most out of my last afternoon before…

More Rain, Last Day of the Vac

Tomorrow begins Michaelmas Term, so I relished as much of the day as I could; it’ll be ten weeks till my life eases to this extent again. Serious rain this morning, so I didn’t make a morning run, but obvs I said the Office, morning Mass, hot breakfast, and finished my first pass through Legends…

More Catch-Up

Chilly, rainy morning run — I thought, about halfway through, that I might turn home and cut it short, but instead I forged ahead for the last three-quarters of a mile. This was a mistake; the rain picked up, and I was already soaking from the first bit of the run, so that by the…

Back To The Coal Face

Today is my first day back on duty at St Stephen’s House after months of sabbatical leave (first) and furlough (subsequently). It’s good to be back on duty, although it’s been more than six months segregated from seminary business, so I feel a bit rusty. Add to that the special circumstances attendant upon the coronavirus,…