No, I've not forgotten about you!
In addition to te research work I'm doing, this week is REF week. For those of you not familiar, this is the exercise that haoppens every few years to determine the research ranking of Universities, and hence their government funding. Very pleased to report the University of Liverpool has done very well indeed in a number of areas, but for those of us who work there its a very hectic time. And straight on from that we need to start analysing results and planning for the next one in 2020.
In excellent news National Museums Liverpool have very kindly agreed to let us use some images for an upcoming exhibition, and plans are going very well for the 'Life and Limb' exhibition and talks that will be happening after Easter, looking at the American Civil War aftermath, and hosted in Abercromby Square. News will follow soon!
In case you're wondering, I'm working on a couple of projects in addition to the book, and I promised one of them would be done by Christmas, so double the research and work to do.
One project relates to the American Civil War and Liverpool, and the other is just the Civil War in relation to medicine and the treatment of veterans. Busy little bee aren't I?
And lots of Dylan Thomas stuff to catch up on from this year too. Well done to Swansea University for keeping the newly discovered DT notebook in Wales by the way!
You may have noticed that I've been spoiling you a bit with pictures over the last week. It's to butter you up I'm afraid!
Thank you to all those coming back daily for the blog, but its reached the point where I really do need to concentrate on actually writing something. Therefore posts will be a little sparse until Christmas I'm sad to say.
No, don't cry, I still love you, it's me, not you...
I will still be posting occasionally ( and hope to resume daily or every other daily posts in the new year) but its more likely to be weekly until then.
If you miss me, why not have a read through the last eight months of blogging, you might find some gems! Feel free to e-mail me if you like, particularly if you know something I don't, or have more lovely pics I can share or use in my research.
Love u! xxxx
Roscoe's first 'Botanical Garden' in Liverpool was literally within spitting distance of Abercromby Square. Here's a contemporary drawing of the gatehouse entrance ( circa 1805), greeting visitors to the attraction.