August 27, 2009

it's been a very good year

And with my dissertation submitted today, it has come to an end -- at least, officially.

40,000 words in 11 months, seminars/colloquia/personal life aside. On September 12, I can take my flight back to Thessaloniki feeling rather productive and content. If only I can get all this stuff in my room to fit in a reasonable number of boxes!

The work is done. Now, two weeks ahead to pack and have other things done. Or not. But first things first:


June 23, 2009

one more to go

Submitted two more essays today, so that makes a total of six and the last deadline (for the dissertation) is August 27th. Looking forward to it and the two trips I will be taking around the beginning of August, one to Italy and one to Greece.

Until then, more work to be done. And before that, a week off. Seriously.

To those who can: enjoy the summer.


May 22, 2009

back in Warwick

Back from beautiful Geno(v)a and into serious mode. Oh, well... A break doesn't last forever. If it did, it wouldn't be called so, right?

Uploaded some pics from a pre-Easter trip in Wales, the short break in Greece and the (shorter) break in Genoa.

Enjoy! (meanwhile I'm trying to readjust to clima di biblioteca. Cazzo!)

April 22, 2009

first deadline

Today was the first essay submission deadline. Surprisingly, I was able to have them all ready to be submitted yesterday -- on the Queen's birthday, mind you. So, I've been enjoying (temporary) freedom from work since yesterday noon.

Traveling period about to start: spending a week in Greece (starting next Tuesday) and on 14/05 I'm flying to Genoa!

Isn't anyone visiting the UK? For the lovely English summer? Hmmm?



March 17, 2009

end of term 2

Last Friday was the last day of the second term, which means no more classes.

That's all, folks, now all you need to do is work on your own and write, write, write. Until August.

Due to approaching deadlines, I'll be spending the next 5 weeks here, so I'll be skipping Greek Easter. I'm flying back on Apr 28 and returning to Warwick on May 05 -- more deadlines.

"Spring is here, a-suh-puh-ring is here.
Life is skittles and life is beer.
I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring.
I do, don't you? 'Course you do!
But there's one thing that makes spring complete for me,
And makes every Sunday a treat for me..."

February 16, 2009

a tad late (?)

Start of week 7 and I just realized that I haven't posted the modules I am taking this term. Und -- wie? Life went on around the world?

Well, I am attending Stephen Houlgate's "Hegel's Science of Logic (Seinslogik)", Peter Poellner's "Problems of Modernity: Phenomenology, Lebensphilosophie, and Existentialism in the Modernist Period", Christa Davis Acampora's "Nietzsche and post-Nietzsche: Beyond Good and Evil" and (of course) German language classes with Joerg Seifert.

I feel so much better now. Yet something tells me I am the only one. Anyway, 'happy, but crazy' isn't all bad...


January 05, 2009

happy new year, happy new term

Two weeks of vacation back home and now back in Warwick for term 2.

What do you mean January 5th is too early? (Go be Greek somewhere else, as Alex would say.)

November 22, 2008

trip to Kenilworth

This morning (almost a week since my birthday) it was time to visit Kenilworth, a lovely quiet town just 10 minutes away from the university. It was mostly sunny but very chilly today, so our visit to the ruins of Kenilworth castle didn't last long. But I had enough time to take some nice pictures, hope you like them.

Also added two pictures from the night before my birthday: midnight in the flat's common room with some friends around the birthday cake substitute: a horribly delicious 'golden syrup sponge ice cream delight' or something like that. Life expectancy against 6 spoons: less than 10 minutes. You see, we *were* trying *not* to gulp it down...

Oh, return flight booked for Dec 19 -- sauve qui peut! Flying back to the UK for the second term on Jan 02 -- once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more...


October 30, 2008

snow: what, here?

Yup, 2 days ago the snow fairy decided that 20 years of snowless Octobers in Warwick were just about enough.

Very lovely, indeed. Pix gallery updated tout de suite. Well, almost.

(But no fireplace. *Sigh*, you can't have it all.)

October 22, 2008

new computer! new pix!

The new Macbook has finally arrived. It's operational, but it will take a little time before I set it up *just* the way I want it.

New pix include a couple from lunching with some of my flatmates, some from a lovely trip to Wales and a few from Coventry.

For all you Skypers: yes, I've set it up.


October 11, 2008

pix gallery update

True to my word, gallery has been updated. Almost doubled the number of pix, wow.

Again, clicking on 'sort by date' and moving from bottom of page upwards makes more sense.

Next update (can't say when): pix from Coventry and/or Kenilworth and/or Warwick. Probably.


end of week 2

Yup, second week of first term has come and gone. Feels like I've been here for months, though. Too much going on and still settling in.

All in all, my time here so far has been more than satisfying. Some bureaucratic ups and downs, sure, but nothing getting out of hand. The campus is great, very green and lovely (I'm going to take the camera out for a stroll today, should be updating the pix section tonight or tomorrow), and the facilities are out of this world. At least out of the world I'd been used to in Greece. And I can ride my bicycle (got one last week) without fear of becoming roadkill in the next five minutes. Angstfrei Radfahren, who'd have thought?

Still no computer, should be arriving by the beginning of week 4. Grrr... But, hey, at least the library is open 24/7!

And some course details, should anyone be interested: I'm taking three modules this term, attending philosophy oriented German language class (not compulsory but free!) and participating in the editorial board of Pli journal. Also attending two colloquia (group discussions focused around a guest speaker's presentation of a theme) per week. So, i'm quite busy!

The three modules (for anyone interested *even* in this) are:

"Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit" with Stephen Houlgate, "The concept of Desire in Hegel, Kojeve, Freud and Lacan" with Miguel de Beistegui and "Origins of phenomenology: Husserl and Heidegger" with Peter Poellner.

That's that! Updating pix soon.

Take care,


September 27, 2008

sooner than expected

Well, how about that? 45 mins of hard work but I got this sorted out. Sort of.

Click on 'all my pix' (on left sidebar, under 'Galleries') and then select 'Sort by date', more sense that way.

Pix have been downsized, in case anyone is wondering. Not that anyone usually is.

Thanks to Olga, my sister, for the camera. After 7 months of sitting in its box, it's finally being used.

September 26, 2008

Welcome. Is there a reason for this blog?

Hello, the reason for this blog is to save time. Not yours, mind you, but mine.

I'll be posting mostly pictures from my stay in the UK, while I'm studying this year at the University of Warwick.

It may take some time before I post the first batch of pix, as I am 'Komputerlos' at the moment. Amends are under way.

Take care,



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