I recieved an email from someone saying, 'I can't tell if you are having a good time because I don't read of you visiting pubs ...' I can see the confusion because I'm on a trip to the UK, but I thought I should take a moment and outline what that means. It means we are here working, I'm lecturing in 18 cities in 20 working days. Our only days off are Saturday, as Sunday is a travel day to the next destintation.
The daily routine:
up, pack, load car, breakfast, meet people who lead us to the lecture hall
lecture, unpack books, sell books
pack books, load books
drive to the next hotel
unload car, unload me, eat, watch 20 minutes of tv, read for a bit sleep
up, pack, breakfast, meet people who lead us to the lecture hall
Not a lot of room, especially with drives up to 4 hours after a long lecture day, for going on pub crawls and seeing the sights.
But this is not to complain. We love this adventure. We meet people, have vibrant conversations, I hope I leave them with ideas, I pick up ideas to bring home. We were talking yesterday that we work harder this time of year than any other time but it still feels like a break.
You may get a pub story at some point, but it'll have to be accessible and we'll have to be awake.