Saturday, August 15, 2009

New News

David is currently in Barcelona visiting his sister, and we will regroup in London on Wednesday morning to start our short camping tour of England and Ireland (including some presentation that I am supposed to make at some conference). Through all of this Tess (rather than Melissa, who wasn't available) will be looking after Farcical Farm and its denizens. So far none of this is new news.

This is a trial run of sorts for Tess. If everything works out well for her and for us she will take the helm of Farcical Farm from November 2009 through May 2010 while David and I are in Tasmania. Yes, Tasmania. David is on sabbatical for the next eight months, and I have jumped at the opportunity to do a post-doctoral fellowship between UTAS and UBC. All the details are still in the wash, but Tess would bring her Canadian gelding Justin to keep Tonka company. So thanks to those of you who have been so *cough* subtly *cough* suggesting other horses for me to consider, but that's not in the cards until next summer. I secretly suspect that Maddie will save herself for me (sorry EvenSong).

6 comments:

Jean said...

Wow, that's big news - may everything work out really well for all of you!
Have a great time camping your way around England and Ireland. I hope you have comfortable weather, get lost only in magical areas, meet the most pleasant of people and taste the best of local foods. Safe travelling - have fun!

Anonymous said...

wow - i am from tassie - the northern part - i am sure you will love it here. this is the first time i have ever commented on anything!!

dp said...

I'm honoured -- thanks for commenting! We are really looking forward to our time there, and everyone who has been says that it is beautiful. A lot like Newfoundland in Canada, which we really loved when we visited.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Ditto Jean's beautifully put comment. Will be looking forward to updates!

EvenSong said...

Oh! So YOU put Maddie up to that unexpected round-trip! I shoulda known!

Your excursions sound so exciting! Oh to be young and carefree again...

jolis = you really get your jolis out of teasing us with your pending adventures

Grey Horse Matters said...

I hope you and David have the most wonderful time on your adventures. Sounds great and I'm sure everything will work out well at the farm.