Thursday, December 17, 2009

The time has come the walrus said ...

Other horizons beckon folks, and it is time for me to turn this page. This has been a momentous year for me in many ways and the confidence and friendships that this blog has grown are a treasure to me. I am ever so glad that we shared the same compartment for this journey.

"The time has come," the Walrus said,
"To talk of many things:
Of shoes and ships and sealing-wax
Of cabbages and kings
And why the sea is boiling hot
And whether pigs have wings."

I have been rummaging around in my upstairs attic trying to decipher what direction I am to follow during 2010. The answer is quinessential moi: I am going to undertake a pre-Masters-by-Research year investigating the growth of merchants and shop-keepers in colonial Sydney from 1788 to 1842. If I last the year, and if I find the skill to both research and write at that level, I will endeavour to enrol in the School of History at UNSW for 2011 & 2012.

So, I bid farewell to strangers who became friends.


Julie said...

The time has come the walrus said ...

Ann said...

You really don't do things by halves. I am quite sure you will be able to research and write at the required level.

Thank you for persuading me to become involved in this exercise and thank you for your friendship.

bitingmidge said...

“To talk of many things:
Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax–
Of cabbages–and kings–
And why the sea is boiling hot–
And whether pigs have wings.”

Thanks to all, it's been fabulous for me too, watching your respective journeys makes me feel as though I have gone backwards through the looking glass.

I will finish someday perhaps when those pigs with wings arrive but when I do you'll find them on my Album of Strangers.

“It was so kind of you to come!
And you are very nice!”
The Carpenter said nothing but
“Cut us another slice:
I wish you were not quite so deaf–
I’ve had to ask you twice!”

I can't imagine what the next slice will be like, but I'm looking forward to it.

cara said...

Wow. Good luck with all of that! Your energy and enthusiasm are inspirational - thanks. Will you still be posting on the Sydney Eye?

One day I too will finish my 100.

If not before, then I'm thinking by about September 2010 after I come back from a trip to India and Indonesia for a month (just booked it!)...

Good luck in your studies, Julie.

Joan Elizabeth said...

You challenged us all with this blog Julie ... even the ones who didn't take part :-)

That study course sounds like fun and right up your alley. I can expect to see some good shots coming out as a side line from it.