I'm currently in the final 12 months of my PhD. The past two years have been relatively leisurely--field work, reading, a little bit of writing. It's been busy, but it's work that I enjoyed doing.
Now, it's crunch time. My supervisors want to see a completed draft of my whole thesis by July. I've written three chapters already (in really rough draft form) but I still have five or six to go. That's about 60,000 words in six months. This is on top of a conference I will be attending in April (in Manchester!!), and a journal paper I'm trying to publish.
So I'll try to post semi-regular, so I don't get too big a backlog of food photos. And I'll try to keep up on all of your blog posts, but I may not be as comment-y as I have been in the past. Wish me luck in finishing on time!