Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
|this has been keeping me busy this week ... wonder what it will be next week?|
Not a huge amount of action here.
And not because I spent the whole week moving house - it was just a quiet week for getting pieces published, but sometimes it's like that.
- My twelve days of Christmas for the Blackberry Artists wrapped up this week, coinciding nicely with events domestic. You can read the whole series here.
- Some help for festive gift buying published in a timely fashion for Talk Science To Me - "Tis the season...for extremely cool science gifts"
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
A new chapter begins as an old chapter ends.
New neighbourhood - already the neighbours have been over to say hi! Something I've never experienced in Canada so far.
Good omens? I think so.
The tree outside my front door, I can see it from my new studio, is covers in lichen, moss and ferns.
Rosemary growing in the back yard.
For remembrance - memory of life going well.
Out with the old, in with the new.
Making a move.
Moving on with life feels good.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Sunday, December 14, 2014
|cranberries - seasonal! right? and draining to the left apparently|
So these are what published in the last seven days ... alliteration, my name not in vain, some ghosting, and mobile bicycle repair man!
- Science copywriting projects included these gems - Early Embryonic Development of the African Clawed Toad, a software review for data analysis that I could not refuse (!) , and yes, I wrote this one Bubble and Squeak: Cryopreserving Mutant Mice
- Still churning out the 12 Days of Christmas posts for the Blackberry Artists Christmas Marketplace - they are the most fun pieces I write at this time of year, and the shop looks wonderful just now (so go buy something!).
- My last review of the year published for The V3H - Velofix, the mobile bike repair van is servicing the Tri Cities at last :)
- Cool science gifts include rats! Find out more over on the Talk Science To Me blog with Rats! What do I buy for Christmas?
Friday, December 12, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Packing to move yet again. I'm not thrilled but I shouldn't grumble. We're moving to our own house, our own new home and we haven't been destitute all this while. Homelessnesslessness in fact, of you remember. It's not like we're couch surfing from one charity to the next, wearing out friends until we latch onto the next one.. We're going home. But I'm still allowed to be a bit done with the whole thing, and I'm not looking forward to the bathroom that needs renovating ... or the unpacking ... #firstworld problems
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Tuesday, December 09, 2014
|sunshine over Port Moody, even though there's a storm gathering|
It's up there somewhere.
Keep thinking it's there, even if it's not visible.
Keep the faith.
I know I can get through the next couple of weeks - if I keep this faith in myself, I'll get through. I've got the reverse almost of mid-October but with fewer boxes and less of a rush.
But it's still there.
Oh my! I am not looking forward to moving again, even if it's into my own house.
Monday, December 08, 2014
Sunday, December 07, 2014
|Ms. Grumpy herself|
This week has been a bit quiet since NaBloPoMo finished and I had one tricky piece of #scicomms to deliver. I find that when I am working on something out of the norm -longer, different subject matter, a little less formulaic - it takes up a huge space in my head.
- My piece on Moody Ales for The V3H published this week. I've stopped writing the weekly event posts but hope to continue contributing business reviews in 2015. They are much more fun than listing event after event, and dealing with snarky comments from event organisers who don't seem to realise how valuable getting free coverage actually is. Hint: don't piss off your local event writer - your event won't be mentioned in future.
- A part on primary research on lymph node metastasis and gastric cancer got published on the proteomics blog.
- I got my first whoops! you got something wrong! notification for my honeybee post - worker bees take three weeks from birth to emergence to be fully functional, not the three days I wrote! Embarrassing but a good lesson to learn. Thanks to the eagle-eyed reader on Google + for gently correcting that one. Now I'm just waiting for my corrections and edits to be made in the post.
- ... and my 12 days of Christmas series has started for the Blackberry Artists Christmas marketplace over on that blog. Fun reads!