glad it was rescuable. I was confusing slow cooker with pressure cooker when I thought about the gas. I am daft, I know.
I am now thinking, am I really clever/knowledgeable enough to do an MA? Seriously, not just because of not being able to tell the difference between fast and slow, but because I have studied all sorts of stuff at BA level, but not the subject I want to do the MA in. and I thought I had picked up enough along the way to make that not matter, but now I am not so sure. My knowledge of Old or Middle English may have been good enough to make a stab at translating a poem one memorably enjoyable evening on gingerbeer many many moons ago, but is sure as hell not 'a good working knowledge'. Which is ok, I can pick options that don't need that, if they'll have me on the course in the first place, but... A) will they have me and B) will there be enough options I am capable of? All this is, of course, related to not having applied yet and now finding excuses not to be rejected. Like mother, like son
Although, in other news, son did finally apply, got rejected without interview despite a strong portfolio, got whisked into an interview elsewhere (right place, right time, right connections and yes, BCfb, I feel uncomfortable about that) and now has a place after all. So I should bite the bullet.