Good morning from rainy, grey Birmingham. It's day two of the English Subject Centre's Early Career Lecturer's course. The words 'discourse' and 'structuralism' have already been invoked - rather too early for me, especially as last night involved several ales, a great Vietnamese meal and a reunion with Felix, here from Germany specifically to engage in shenanigans. He - and my gratitude is undying - provided several versions of wurst, which no doubt Neal will scoff before I get home tonight.
It's a big day - Ireland v. South Africa, Stoke v. Blackburn, and Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius tonight, at Birmingham's Town Hall. Then, no doubt, further debauch with the German.
*How are you, in Birmingham dialect.
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