I got back to rainy Britain and Homebase 2 this afternoon, after a week in South Korea. I think I was suffering from a major case of jet-lag for most of the week, waking up at odd hours, feeling sleepy all day… and I suppose I can look forward to more of the same this coming week. Oh well, I’m on holiday, it’s not like I have to seem coherent and intelligent and make sense…
This was again one of our ‘business + pleasure’ trips: Professor M had a meeting and a conference to attend, I was supposed to ‘do the touristy thing’ (and we all know how bad I am at that: there’s a reason why I call myself a Bad Tourist…), and then we had a couple of days to explore Seoul on our own.
|dress: Boden / bag: DVF / necklace: Kenneth Jay Lane / shoes: Clarks / sun umbrella: James Smith & Sons / sunglasses: Tom Ford|
There was also that hurried work lunch and a campus tour when I was expected to put on my best ‘Professor’s Wife’ act… This sort of thing doesn’t happen very often as we’re both very determined to keep our private relationship separate from work, but this time it couldn’t be avoided. And I’m sure my husband finds it just as stressful as I do. Not least because I’m a bit of a loose cannon in the sense that I suffer no fools gladly and tend to express my opinions in a rather straightforward way (but only when I’m not working; my work persona is the paragon of politeness, endlessly supportive and oh-so-charming… anything I’m not in real life…)
But rest assured, I was on my best behaviour and asked all the right questions and made witty comments to keep the conversation going (which is a tall order for a Finn: we’re not exactly known for our conversational skills… So, basically I was ‘cheating’ and reverted back to my professional role…).
Oh, and notice that I’m a bit tanned in these photos? Yes, I know, you have this irresistible urge to burst out laughing now, but given that my skin is normally the shade of a blank sheet of paper, this is about as ‘tanned’ as I get…
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