A tentative hello

A tentative hello

Well, this is all new and not-quite-shiny-yet, isn’t it? I’m not sure whether I want to dive into playing with css and theme customisation, or if I should just bow to the inevitability that I’m not likely to keep up sort of any regular posting anyway, so the more sensible path would be to just…

What I read in 2020

What I read in 2020

Again, a relatively short list (for me – in some years I’ve got up over 150 books), but for some reason I just didn’t feel as inspired to read this year – probably because I was so busy with everything else. One big part of the drop in numbers is because I mostly stopped listening…

What I made in 2020

What I made in 2020

Projects completed in 2020. I thought I’d had a pretty uncreative year, what with lockdown depression and everything, but although it was mostly small projects, I did actually manage to get quite a few things finished. January February March March was busy, and then it got weird. So nothing really finished, but I did do…

So it's a new year

Well, that whole return to blogging didn’t last long last year, did it? And to be honest, this one probably won’t either. It’s mostly because vlogging has taken over a lot of the role blogging used to play for me, but also just that usual loop of it’s been so long since I blogged anything,…

And we're back (sort of)

If I actually posted here more often, you’d have noticed that everything looked a bit weird around here for a week or two, because the WordPress theme I was using broke, so the site reverted to a default, and everything went ugly. But thankfully our fearless leader Steve was able to update the theme (which,…

New neighbours

It’s been all change here over the last few weeks, with Nephew #1 and NOL moving up to Christchurch and into my backyard. There’s been a lot of coming and going of both sets of parents to get them settled in, and to do some much-needed work to clear trees and make the back of…

What I read in 2019

A lot fewer than in previous years. Partly a reflection of how busy the year was, but also just that I was spending more of my down time on other things (like YouTube and Netflix) instead of reading. Total = 85 books January (7) Margot & Me by Juno Dawson Of Orcas and Men by…

What I made in 2019

And now, just to repeat most of what was in the previous post, here’s my annual list of what I made last year: January Much too busy to be creative! February March April May Didn’t finish any projects, but I started a few new ones… (this could have something to do with why I have…

I'm never going to get caught up, am I?

So my sudden burst of trying to catch up didn’t last long. December got busy, not only with the usual round of Christmas and end-of-year social stuff, and a big project at work, but I also bought an extension to my season ticket at Little Andromeda (a really cool “pop-up” alternative theatre that opened in…