Life got in the way!

Not quite sure where the time goes….  but I’m back again. Today was a good day as they go. Went to my ladies group.  What an uplifting bunch they are. I’m sad that we only have one more day planned for January at which time we graduate from the course.  There is talk of keeping in touch and getting a bite to eat etc.  I hope it happens as the group is very diverse and they challenge and make me think about about life and where I am going….. all very heavy.  This is the first time ever that I don’t have a plan. I am in free-fall.  My new project is due to start on the 1 January 2014. I’m waiting to dot and cross the final contract and the excitement is rising. It should last for a year!

I’m all ready for the Christmas break.  Pressies all wrapped and dispatched. Food shopping down and turkey ordered. Eurotunnel booked and I will be heading home next weekend. A mixture of relaxing and writing planned during the break.  I have pushed myself to get all my research done towards the Journal article that I have been asked to write / which also doubles for my seminar paper (with a few tweaks).  I’m nervous about presenting to a room full of people that I respect but hope they will enjoy the topic, which I find fascinating……

Off to put the Xmas tree together and get some sleeppppppp…….


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About Michele Blagg

Michele Blagg (BA(hons), MA, PhD) is a visiting Research Associate at King's College London, at the Institute Of Contemporary British History (ICBH). As part of a collaborative doctoral award granted by the Art’s and Humanities Research Council, she was based at the Rothschild Archive, London. Her doctoral research focused on the Royal Mint Refinery, operated by N M Rothschild & Sons between 1852 and 1968, and how it adapted to the changed London gold market. Her areas of interest are in financial and business history with special regard for the actors and networks located in the London market. Her publications include 'The Royal Mint Refinery, a Window onto the London Gold Market' LBMA, Alchemist, 71, 2013; 'Gold Refining in London: The End of the Rainbow, 1919-20’ in Sandra Bott (ed.) The Global Gold Market and the International Monetary system from the late 19th century to the present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013); ‘The Royal Mint Refinery, a business adapting to change’ in Business Archives Council, Sources and History, (2010). She teaches on the ICBH MA in Contemporary British History and assists with the Witness Seminar Programme. She sits on the Business Archives Council Executive and is involved in the annual ‘Meet the Archivists’ workshop held in the City that aims to explore ways in which research students can identify and use business records in a variety of different research fields.

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