Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Year's Eve: Of course, science fiction double feature in the back row

New years Eve: aftermath

New year's eve: followed by Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows :)

new years eve: followed by pizza and wings at Me 'n' Eds

new year's eve: celebrating the wee guys first double double

new year's eve: in full flow

new year's eve: family

new years eve: the only way to celebrate

wordless wednesday: what? another lazy morning in bed, says the daily pussy

Thursday, December 25, 2014

#christmasasithappens : tradition with a new whovian

#christmasasithappens : #drwho Christmas special :)

#christmasasithappens : the robot in the house, from @cageybee

#christmasasithappens : the sad reality of the festive season without a functioning dishwasher

#christmasasithappens : we made it! Turkey lunch

#christmasasithappens : spt25dec14 - the Christmas edition with funny hats

#christmasasithappens : let the feasting commence #nocrackers

#christmasasithappens : where's mine? - the daily pussy (oops!)

#christmasasithappens : breakfast happens

#christmasasithappens : the daily pussy, with vibrating mouse

#christmasasithappens : ninjabot wins!

#christmasasithappens : the Einstein energy bar is a stocking winner

#christmasasithappens : unwrapping an adenovirus

Christmas starts here

Tuesday, December 23, 2014


My year in pics, well some of it.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

sunday scribbles - the published week in review

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.

Happy reading!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

up next?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Moved in at last. First night meal.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

spt 18dec14: almost over, almost begun

A new chapter begins as an old chapter ends.
New house.
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

wordless wednesday: lichen, moss, trees on my (new) doorstep :)

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

24 hours of home ownership :)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

sunday scribbles: my week in text

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!

Happy reading!

Friday, December 12, 2014

friday forte: follow that Santa

Thursday, December 11, 2014

SPT 11dec14: and so it begins again

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

wordless wednesday: post performance beans

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

keep looking for the sun ...

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

midlife monday: labyrinthing in the rain #portmoody

Sunday, December 07, 2014

sunday scribbles: wot I rote this week

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! 

Friday, December 05, 2014

friday forte: almost nailed it - saving the sanity

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

wordless wednesday: sunny side up

Monday, December 01, 2014

midlife monday: seeking pleasures

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