Alison in Wonderland, Observant, Maastricht
Summer’s gone, as are all my hopes for it. Run a half marathon. Clean my room from top to bottom. Learn to cook something involving an intact piece of meat (I can cook, but specialise in curries. Steaks and roasts terrify me.) Prepare a presentation and work on a journal article. Get more sleep. Watch the latest season of Flikken Maastricht, ostensibly to ‘improve my Dutch’. Buy one of those newfangled smartphones (or any phone, really). Reset all my passwords, and then make a concerted effort to learn them rather than storing them in a Word file on my desktop called ‘passwords’. Oh, and do my PhD. Clearly, I should have known better: No-one ever does the last thing on their to-do list.