Made it back from school camp for the welcome to the 2010 Arts Fellows at the Hocken Library on Thursday evening. Although the five of us have been steadily working away since we got here a few weeks ago, it was wonderful to be officially welcomed by the University of Otago. It certainly made me feel very much part of the university. Although we have all been given a place to work and a staff ID card which allows us access to the university libraries and other facilities, it was only at the welcome I fully realised what it meant to be here, and what an honour it was. Everyone there was pleased to talk to us and wanted to make sure we felt very much at home. Thank you for such a wonderful evening!