2. Rather than trudge through snow and have my nose bitten off by the cold, I got to come home early and do my last lesson from the comfort of my sofa. A lesson via Skype chat, my first ever: chilled, easy, interesting for both of us, and useful for my student. It's good for me to remember that I love my job.
3. I have been officially reborn as my writing alter-ego, Claire Lyman: thanks, I assume, to Writing Magazine, people are searching for her, and landing on my blog. The transformation is thereby complete.