Saturday, 4 September 2010

It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out of your door... step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there is no knowing where you might be swept off to. (Bilbo Baggins)

And that's roughly how I ended up writing my first blog post in several years.

I started my graduate trainee programme at Newnham College library on Wednesday, and I heard all about the Cam23 programme that Debbie, Jo and Sarah had been involved in. (Well done Sarah for the best blog title award for A Delve in the Shelves). To complete the programme, each librarian had to blog as they learnt about each new Thing. It sounded like a great programme and I hope they run it again at some point. (I'm aware I said the word 'programme' over 9000 times in that paragraph. I just hope I got the right spelling.)

Adding the new blogs I discovered from Debbie's recommendations, I'm following about 50 blogs on my google reader (mainly foodie blogs including the incredible Pioneer Woman but also a fair few librarians including the Swiss Army Librarian and one of my favourites, Love the Liberry). So I figured it was about time to start my own! has been very good so far, even managed a little party with cake and wine for Tony, the head gardner who turned 60 on Thursday :D I've been going through the reading lists sent to us by all the faculties and checking them against our catalogue to see whether we have the books in the library, if not finding out the prices and sending them back to the DoSs. Free lunches at the buttery means I'm just having a sandwich or some soup for dinner, spending less money at expensive waitrose! *fist bump*

This afternoon I'm going to London, not to buy a Heat magazine but to see Rosie, go to see Hair and I've been told there's a distinct possibility I'll be dancing on the stage with flowers in my hair? We'll have to wait and see. Depending on whether we feel like queueing we might go to the afternoon prom tomorrow. Good weekend times ahead!

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