Kathy came back for the weekend (and we went to Vix and Richard's wedding somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Kent), bringing her contract so I could have a peer. It's not a 9 month contract. It's a permanent contract with a 3 year probation period. Which I guess means they can get rid of her easily enough at the end of each academic year, but is still somewhat different than we were both expecting.
I'm ignoring it until the wedding is out of the way. There's not really a lot of point doing otherwise until we find out how she settles in.