30 May 2007

Opening entry

Marilyn and I leave New Zealand in three weeks for long leave or sabbatical. We intend to use this blog as a way of keeping family and friends informed of our journey and of progress on my research.

During our time away we will be attending conferences in Scotland and Canada, visiting relatives in Scotland, Ireland, England, and Portland, Oregon, and of course, our daughter and grand children in England. I will be visiting a number of universities including one in Hong Kong, and my assistant supervisor in Canada. Most of our time will be spent in Joensuu, Finland.

During the time that we are travelling, I will be working on analysis and the writing of my PhD thesis with the objective of completing a lot of the first draft while travelling.