Well after waiting 3 months for my article to go to review in the last journal I submitted it to (I withdrew after 13 months because, I was bored of waiting for nothing), I submitted to Oryx and it has now been listed as going into review...4 days after I submitted. A brief glimpse of Karmic realignment? I will tell you in 13 months give or take 4 days!
My plans for a PhD project are slowly coming to fruition, after a lot of help from friends I am slowly managing to whittle away the issues and form a well thought out project proposal. Funding is the biggest issue, how am I supposed to work out the cost of research I have never done at a location I have never done!! Its a thinker thats for sure! But the benefits of being able to do my own topic are never ending and I did actually manage to cut 12k pounds out of my initial cost estimate. The initial cost estimate being a load of tripe, where I completely over estimated the cost of everything and assumed being financially prepared was a good look in academia..... WRONG! I should have listened to my inner Yorkshire man and been as close to the mark as possible!! This is conservation boys and girls!! be cheap, as cheap as possible!! And then steal off your friends so you can be even cheaper, a few traps here and a few cameras there, no worries!
Anyway, heres hoping