A first time for everything…

Posted on Sep 2, 2013 in Everyday Life

I’ve never done this before, but I’m about to use some of my annual leave to get some work done.

The idea of having to work on holiday may sound strange to non-academics, but I know I’m not the only one who finds it really difficult–even impossible sometimes–to keep up on research during the teaching term, when students and admin duties are a full-time job of their own.

I think there’s an institutional-level problem here, but there’s also the simple truth that I’ve got a lot of writing and editing to do, and the longer I go without doing it, the more anxious I feel. (And that’s just no good for me, or anyone near me!)

So for the next five days I’ll be off in the country, where there is no internet access or mobile coverage to distract me, and only this gorgeous view as company:

Mangaone Valley

Wish me luck!