So I have the date for it: February 4th; have my train tickets all booked and hopefully people to meet for a pint on my return to London after my second year-end viva.

I am making pretty good progress, I think; I have  a report that is almost done; a methods chapter that looks recognisably like something that might make it to the final thesis (I reckon maybe 5% will!) and an updated literature review. I’ve found some useful new work to help contextualise mine in recent months.

So far… so good…