I was calmly reading the last pages of Anna Karenina when I got a text message. I didn't expect anything, really. I saw it was Roland. I thought he might have forgotten something in the pub or something. But then I opened the message. The proposal he and many others had written, and which includes 3 more years of money for me, got funded! Blimey! Three years! That's a lot. And it's a fascinating project. I'll blog about it later.
Within minutes I had another message. From Rob. Saying "hooooorrahhhhh!!!!!! Whoooopppeeeee!!!!". He's glad too! The lovely chap. And gossip goes fast. I went into town for a new pair of glasses, bumped into a colleague, told her the news, and was then joined by yet another colleague who had already heard the news and walked over to congratulate me. It hasn't really sunk in yet. Maybe on Monday! But this is great news!