Last night, we finished the last of the Christmas mead — just in time for spring.

This is not the real view from my house - but neither is it a Zoom background…

The Shoreham Harbour pilots’ boat coming back in after meeting a container ship offshore.

The Shoreham Harbour pilot boat

The uncomplicated way year ones express their joy in seeing their school friends over Teams is something we could all stand to learn from.

I’ve just realised what I miss most about face-to-face lecturing: the after lecture chats.

Nobody hangs around to ask questions or chat after Zoom lectures. And often some fascinating ideas came from those chats.

Maybe next academic year…

The combination of stupidly fast yet silent when dealing with lots of video and other tasks is still making me very happy I invested in an M1 MacBook Pro.