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…

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…

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…

My Dewey Life

One of the fun things about being a reader and commenter during #blogjune is the variety of stuff on offer!  With thanks to Kate, who brought this to my attention – a meme of sorts! Go here to express yourself as a Dewey number. I do talk a lot I guess….. Clare’s Dewey Decimal Section:…

Blogging in June

The past few years I have participated in an activity known as ‘Blog every day in June’. It’s a collection of (mostly) librarian types taking on the challenge to blog every day for a month. In 2013 I’m taking a year off this project, although I’m going to keenly follow the list of participants on…

Resetting priorities

Today, as I head off to a family party weekend in the country to celebrate a much loved aunt’s 60th birthday, I bring you a link to a wonderful post by the wonderful & thoughtful K.G. Schneider over at Free Range Librarian, about resetting priorities and examining what really matters. That is all. Except that…