Weeks 151 and 152: Intensive writing

Progress has been slow over the past two weeks, and I need to get motivated to write better discussions for Chapter 6.

Why I am so slow in writing…

I always need some time and space to complete my mind map before I start writing. I am envious of people who can write/speak while thinking quickly.

It was a great relief to meet my supervisor last week. My revisions of Chapter 5 are complete, and now I am entirely focused on Chapter 6, where I sum up my findings to date. This process allows me to step back from the details of each finding and look at the big picture. Chapter 7 is the conclusion. I am indulging in looking back over my three-year research journey. For now, all I need to do is finish the first draft. I have given myself a deadline of 10 December for Chapter 6.


Early Christmas gift from Germany – Lebkuchen

These spicy, nutty, sweet German Christmas cookies arrived last week!

For years, on cold winter mornings, lebkuchen have been my breakfast snack with coffee. Every year, I order lebkuchen from a German shop and it’s always exciting to receive a parcel from the shop in late November.

Until I started living in the UK, my aunt used to invite me to her house every Christmas Day. Her cooking – German dishes followed by lebkuchen – was a sweet, warming treat. Lebkuchen reminds me of the time we spent together. She loves wine, sausages, stews and spicy cookies. Seriously, only these foods make her happy.

I wonder how she’s been doing this year.



My achievements in Weeks 151 and 152

  • Finalised the Chapter 5 revisions.
  • Started focusing on Chapter 6.

Goals for Week 153

  • Work on Chapter 6.
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