I’ve discovered over the years that there are two reasons why I go a long time between posts on my web site.
The first is that nothing interesting is happening.
The second is that too many interesting things are happening.
Recently, it’s been the second. That coupled with me being so low on disc space that I can’t update my iPhone library and therefore don’t have proper access to my photos.
So, to quickly recap.
I’m still in Paderborn. There’s not a lot in the way of social life, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the academic atmosphere of being part of a research group.
I’m attending a class on Number Theory here, which has been really interesting, but difficult, both for the content and for the language.
My German is getting better, I’m attending classes 4 times a week and doing my best to only speak German at the university.
Andrea and I saw Muse live in Munich and they were fantastic. Andrea had been waiting years to see them after the concert she was going to see in Barcelona got moved and she couldn’t attend. I’d heard good things about Muse live, but they really were spectacular.
We met in Würzburg the following week. It was a really lovely (small) city that seems to have a disproportionately large number of good restaurants. One of the highlights was drinking wine on the old bridge over the Main River.
I went to the Christmas market in Paderborn last weekend with some people from uni, it was really nice, lots of food and Glühwein, which was great.
In between all of that I’ve been doing a bit of freelance work and am also putting together a website for the Seminari de Teoria de Nombres Barcelona (Barcelona Number Theory Seminar).
It’s also been snowing a bit recently. This caused some problems this afternoon when I went for a run and had to be careful not to slip and fall over. My FiveFingers held up well though.
That’s it for now. Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I promise I’ll try to do better.