I apologise for the very short post tonight. Just a little message to let you all know I am heading to Adelaide for a 2 week period. I had wanted to celebrate a milestone in my PhD - the completion of my 2 year review. Mum and Dad have even booked in a special dinner. But it was not to be. Unfortunately after turning in all the work, taking various public holidays and Christmas off to complete aforementioned work, it seems my supervisor was not able (after 2 months) to organise a chair for the meeting so it never went ahead. Not that I didn't pass, or someone was ill, but just they couldn't manage it. ooops, sorry, reschedule maybe????
Suffice to say I am livid
Plus a little teary.
I upset easily, particularly when severely let down
and when I gave valuable time off to be with my books not my friends.
I deal with a lot of bureaucratic mess in my thesis, given that Melbourne Uni is going down a toilet, but this shambles takes the cake. It takes all the baked good too and anything with wheat, yeast or sweet bread like intentions. At least I get to spend 2 weeks with my family. It would have been 3 weeks but I have to cut my leave short to have the rescheduled meeting - because my associate supervisor is going away. Irony??? More like life - kind of sickening really.
Anyway please excuse the lack of lovely garden pictures and lack of good news but I am very disheartened by this experience, and quite exhausted. I will endeavour to post from Adelaide, with my folks lovely garden as the centrepiece!