My work 2016 diary appeared on my desk the other day. It bought with it a wave of conflicting emotions before I was able to safely hide it under the wonky pile of papers which have yet to be dealt with—paperwork and I are not dealing well together at the moment—to be thought about at some later point. As I work from yearly contract to yearly contract the diary is a little hopeful and a little threatening—there is no guarantee that I will be around to use it but it’s existence means that I should at least begin to start considering wrapping up 2015 and planning out 2016. Continue reading
Oops minor fall off the band wagon over the last few weeks on the blog front. Not to worry I am back again with, at least for this post, an idea of what I want to write about.
Last week Andi from Estella’s Revenge blogged about her project for October called #15in31 where she (and other bloggers) aim to read fifteen books in the month of October. She also posted her wish list of books to read in this time. I considered trying to complete the #15in31—for a full five minutes—and then thankfully reason stepped in. Continue reading
I am watching the second last episode of The Bachelor, I love trashy reality tv in a way that my more snobbish teenage self could never have imagined.* Another thing that my teenage self would never have predicted as something that I have come to love, or at least love to explore, is the story transformed and re-imagined. Continue reading
One of my favourite podcasts, Galactic Suburbia, has a section in each episode called Culture Consumed where the three hosts discuss what they have been reading, watching or other form of relevant cultural activity between episodes. I really like the idea of a wrap up of cultural experiences so plan to do one each month for my blog.
Getting back on the horse here – I may get back to the missing six months of 2015 at some point. Continue reading
This weekend has been all about the 2015 Melbourne Writers Festival for me.* I was, I have to admit, a reluctant returner to the MWF fold, after a few years of me and the schedule not really meeting in the middle, overseas travel, and also at least one hissy fit at not being able to operate the website.** Continue reading
So what seems like a long time ago-and what is actually a long time ago, 8 months ick-I made a post about the 12 challenges from the Book Riot Read Harder Challenge that I was going to complete in 2015. And then promptly forgot about it among the twists and turns of the year. I finally managed to climb back into the blog world last week and thought I should turn this weeks blog into a let’s see how many of the challenges I have manged without actually being aware of it. Continue reading
Another weekend, much later in the year since my last entry on this blog, finds me yet again at my desk with a faithful cup of coffee and the echoes of the work weeks hangover in my head.*
The not quite finished 2015 Melbourne International Film Festival has been taking up a fair chunk of my free time over the last two weeks. As it is one of my favourite (or perhaps my favourite full stop) Melbourne Festivals this is a thing made of happiness. Continue reading