Archive for December 2011

twenty eleven epilogue

December 31, 2011

my favourite image from 2011 by Mckinley Rodgers Photography Over the course of the last 365, I have gained a husband, a family and a new name. I stepped off the Carousel of Contracting and took a punt on my first permanent job in 10 years. This has proven to be a mixed bag of pros […]

solstice

December 22, 2011

It’s the shortest day, the longest night. There’s a Waxing Crescent moon. Its Yalda, Saturnalia, Karachun, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Yule. The pagans will be dancing naked around rocks in a field, while drummers beat time to their earthy shouts. The less brave of us will attach fairy lights around the windows in the kitchen and […]

stupid, silly season

December 18, 2011

bear totem: possibly magic December has mostly been made of days in a row of back to back meetings; several difficult-but-necessary ‘I am terminating your contract early’ conversations; the creation of Santa’s grotto in the Project Team corner of the office; a somewhat feeble and largely unsuccessful attempt to get more sleep and consume more […]

hold on is a feminist anthem. and other things i learnt at karaoke club

December 04, 2011

See the badge over there? Down a bit, on the right. It says ‘mixtapes’? Clicking on that, dear reader, will confirm for you my love of and respect for, the audio artistes. And I just felt the need to confirm this before wittering on about the deep comfort and joy that can be derived from spending […]