October 2013 update: Thank you, Falmouth.
I have my MA degree, having attended the awards ceremony in Falmouth in September. In the delightful Princess Pavilion overlooking Falmouth Bay, what could be nicer setting for a reunion with fellow MAs and tutors at Falmouth University? The ceremony for our faculty was conducted with warm dignity on a breezy grey afternoon, after which some of us took to the shelter of the Falmouth Hotel, where we celebrated with a good Cornish cream tea while we watched the sea just below. After that, what better to follow than good Cornish fish and chips Rick Stein style in his harbourside restaurant beside the Maritime Museum. (That’s what I had but Lucy demolished an outsize steak as she’s no veggie.)
We stayed in student accommodation at the University’s Tremough campus, where we envied present-day undergrads such comforts as individual en-suites and multiple power sockets while we remembered earlier student days.
If you happen to be in the Falmouth area and you’re interested in building design, you’d probably find a visit to the brand-new the campus rewarding. Try flying by with GoogleEarth for a preview.
Life is moving forward now. Our house is for sale and we are looking to move. I know now that all you hear about selling and move being mega stressful is all too true. But it’s time to pick up the pen again and, between clutter clearing and keeping the house looking decent for viewers, to get on with writing.