Friendship #icad2014

Getting creative

My work brain is taking some time to catch up after the serious blasting it has taken from moving house. Moving brain has been almost as bad as baby brain or chemo brain in terms of serious impairment of my ability to make decisions or even form coherent sentences at times. However, today I did…

Keeping up with the bloggers

Yesterday I posted this on twitter:     However, I’m very interested in the Index Card A Day (ICAD2014) challenge that Sally is undertaking at the same time as #blogjune so I might investigate doing that – it seems to be a less stressful alternative to coming up with words every day and my creative…

Vision: A book in every child's hand. Pratham Books, India via flickr CC

Kids and reading

One of the links that came into my inbox this week (courtesy of the ALIA Weekly Bulletin) was an article featuring children’s author Judy Blume talking about overly-anxious parents worrying about their kids’ reading choices (It’s worth clicking on the link just to see how amazing she looks in her mid 70s!). Judy’s opinion is that on the whole, kids…

In which I talk about failure

So, it’s only Day 4 of #blogjune and already I have missed a day! It’s not that I didn’t think of it late last night when I still had time to post before the midnight deadline. It’s more that I physically could not do one more thing by that time yesterday. How to define failure?…

moving II

Why unpacking is like solving a maths equation

Unless you haven’t moved house much in your life, you probably don’t need this question answered. The past 2 days have been filled with these sorts of conversations: “Has anyone seen the dishwashing liquid? Oh, it’s still at the other house?” “Why have you put that box there? I just cleared that space to put…