Sunday, 22 November 2009

CRU emails No 6. Fly as I say, not as I do

The hard life of a researcher is laid bare in this missive about a holiday in Tuscany:

From: Jenny Duckmanton
To: Mick Kelly
Subject: Re: Tiempo final invoice
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 11:22:28 +0100
Cc: "Duckmanton, Jenny" , "Kuylenstierna, Johan"

Ciao Mick

Just back from Tuscany and still ploughing through accumulated emails. Where the UEA invoice is concerned, I just opened an invoice from UEA for SEK 71,074.09 and would be most obliged if you could let me know if this is the correct amount, so I can get it paid?

Please give my regards to Sarah and let her know that Tuscany is still as beautiful as ever, but a bit more expensive than before but still cheaper than the UK. We also went to spend a few days in Umbria where some friends of ours had rented a lovely villa with magnificent views, gardens, pool, etc.

Best regards

Everyone deserves to have a nice holiday every once in a while, but haven't this mob been telling us not to fly (think the awful polar bears video)? And isn't water so precious that we can't have pools anymore? And aren't McMansions dreadful - so what is the idea with staying in a villa?

Not only do this lot jet around the world going from conference to conference to tell the rest of us not to fly; they also jet around the world when on holiday.

Next time one of these knobs tells us that flying is bad etc etc, I am going to shout something nasty and rude.

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