What a busy day. 9-11: write lecture and mark essays. 11-1: deliver lecture on The Tempest. 1-3: lecture/seminar on media regulation and freedom ('can you give us a clue?' said one). I really enjoyed today's teaching, despite horror that the media students didn't know about the phone-hacking story. Nobody fell asleep in my Shakespeare lecture and we touched on some interesting angles.
However, all isn't entirely plain sailing. I went out yesterday to buy posh truffles, a book and a card for a colleague's birthday. A birthday which turns out to be… in July. Ah well. Count the months and consider it a conception present. Or an early Christmas present.