Yay, the PRO National Archives. So much nicer than the BL. I once helped introduce two people at the PRO, and later, they got married. I wonder if that happens anymore at the BL.

It’s a bit of a thrill to have my name officially on the reader ticket be “Dr So-and-So” instead of just Ms.

There’s a TV in the cafe! What is that! They have redone many things and it is a bit shinier, and certainly a bit faster to deal with. None of these newfangled self-service document lockers when I was a grad student.

I forgot how dusty these records are! I’m covered in dirt.