Flying Home for Christmas

I haven’t had time to write my blog for ages – in fact I even haven’t taken any photos for over 2 weeks which is probably a record for me ;) The reason for this was that I’ve been working on the corrections for my PhD. It hasn’t been easy to work on that during evenings/weekends with a new job taking up most of my energy. Last Sunday I finally sent an email to my external examiner with a new version of my thesis. And today I had good news: they have been accepted!!! This means that all I’ve left to do is get 2 bound copies to UEA, and then I’m finally officially Dr. Hanneke :) It’s a huge relief, and a great way to start our Christmas break :)

We’re flying to Oslo tonight, and on to Amsterdam tomorrow morning. I can’t wait! We’re having a (very) late Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, and Christmas and New Year in England. I’m really looking forward to it! I hope to find some time to put photos online while we’re away :)

As I can’t write a blog post without any photos, here is one I took on Sunday night, just before finishing the corrections. We went to watch the northern lights, but they didn’t get very active. The lights reflecting in the water were pretty though! And we saw several meteorites (Geminids), one so low we thought it might land in the water! If you enlarge the picture below, you can see one…

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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