yikes, another year in the books and to be honest, 2018 was pretty amazing.
Here’s my Year in Review:
Traveled northward once again for Hogmanay at the EUMC Bothy. Went skiing in the Cairngorm National Park and tripped over flat ground. Ordered a sleeping bag with arms and legs.
Tuva and Erling invited me to Norway and abandoned me in a snow drift outside of a mountain hut while they went inside and ate cinnamon rolls. Jokes aside, I got stuck all on my own. The Beast from the East hit Edinburgh and the university was closed for a week amidst faculty strikes and bread rations.
March was essay season and I sort of stared into the void for most of it.
The end of third year, a trip to Berlin to see Gregor and Sophie, my 21st birthday, and the last university exam I will ever take in my life. Get wrecked.
I take my Theoretical Archaeology exam and run/swim away to the Highlands. The EUMC has its 75th Anniversary Dinner and then we kick off for the Road Trip. We spend nearly a week on Skye with no rain and about a 100,000 midges.
Dad visited, I went to London with Besty, worked on some dissertation stuff, started at Bamburgh as an Assistant Environmental Supervisor, and then back to Chester for more work in a medieval kirkyard.
Flew back to America and meet the family for a well needed holiday.
Roseneath came to Kansas. Gregor’s plane was never going to Chicago and he landed in Newark. We meet a Bud Lite corporate rep who gave us 12 free pitchers. Returned to Scotland for the start of fourth year.
Completed less work than I would have liked but went back to the Lake District one final time to see a Roman Fort.
Built a model of an iron age Round House and cooked Thanksgiving for forty people. And went to the EUMC Bothy together for our last Bothy Trip.
Had my last essays, EUMC Christmas Dinner, went to see Hoizer in concert, flew back to America early, spent Christmas with my cat, and flew back to Edinburgh with my sister.
I’m back in Edinburgh until term starts in the next few weeks. Currently I’m finishing the second of my four essays for Early Medieval Sexualities, a presentation about my dissertation, and still writing and researching for the dissertation. My courses for this semester don’t change drastically. Only ‘Architectural Archaeology’ was a semester, the rest are full year.
Edinburgh has a massive city wide party and instead of driving up north, this year the flat, some friends, and I stayed home. My parents sent Crosby to Edinburgh for New Years here as well so my friends and I made sure she had a good time. We watched the fireworks shoot off from the Castle in the Links and it was a pretty great start to New Years.
So hap newt years!