The recession is biting, and I need to reduce my outgoings. Luckily the Eusebius is all but done, the al-Majdalus is done, and I have a promise of the Cyril text for a week hence. I’ve cancelled the translation of letters by Isidore, and decided not to commission a translation of the medieval biographies of Hunain ibn Ishaq.
I have enjoyed doing all these things, but I don’t have a guaranteed source of income, and so must be prudent in hard times. At the moment I don’t know where my income will come from after March. This is by no means unusual, but this year there may be no business in April. It was nervous enough this time last year, when I spent three months hunting for work. Let’s see what the new financial year brings.