Friday, 18 June 2010

And on an unrelated note…

This blog was always meant to be as much about me trying to improve my writing, and as recent emails appear to have fallen into a postcard-stylistic trap, it’s about time I starting writing on this thing with a little more regularity. Seeing as how we’re not travelling so much, now that we’ve settled in Bayreuth, it means I need a new topic or two (although we do head to Berlin this weekend). Beer, science and other things should thus eventuate, but today’s theme is music; some thoughts on a few albums I’m really digging at the moment.

Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Bayreuth, an introduction

From the Hofgarten to the Wagner Museum
While I have been in Bayreuth now for more than five weeks, I have only got a very superficial feeling for the city so far. In part because I am working, which means my weekdays are spent at the University, but also because since Sara arrived I think we've only spent a single weekend here.

Sunday, 6 June 2010

It's been a while, let's talk pork (briefly)...

...setting up in Bayreuth has proven an interesting exercise, not so much because it's been hard (because for the most part it hasn't), but just because the transition from being alone with little to no responsibility, to suddenly once again being a husband and a father has been a real shock to the system. That's my excuse anyway, and for now I'm sticking to it.

I plan to post a few things this week, but I thought I'd lead off with this, the answer to New Zealand Pork's problem of what to do with all them pigs legs: