Monthly Archives: May 2017

100 Days Project: Day Three

This morning I had a twitter chat with a friend about calendars. They were sick of using three different calendars so I shared that I used to think that as well until I tried a single magical calendar and discovered I don’t like adding work stuff to my personal calendar and vice versa. They thought that this was probably going to be them as well. They work for different organisations so one of the solutions they came up with was to invite themselves at one organisation to a meeting at the other organisation (since they couldn’t share editing capability for each calendar). Some other people talked about Bullet Journaling.

This is all leading up to me saying that I had a time management fail yesterday. Everything stacked up at the end of the day – offsite meeting, 100 Days Project activity, preparing to [late notice] chair a meeting – all on Date Night.


Luckily I have a very chill and supportive Boo who went off to get pizza while I read through the meeting papers. (I’d read them but in a different way to the way I needed to read to chair.) Then we watched ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND and I tried to cartoon Kate Winslet and Jim Carrey. I’m so out of practice that I ended up with this instead.



100 Days Project: Day Two

I’ve been very lucky in flatmates at Morewine Cottage as they have all loved to cook for people. They enjoy experimenting with new recipes and playing with their favourites. I usually only cook when they’re not home or feeling tired. Tonight was one of those nights.


We had a can of sauerkraut left over from the hotdog party along with a bag of sausages (thank you party guest for bringing delicious frankfurters). There are plenty of recipes for sausages and sauerkraut so I gave one a go.

Fam. I have discovered I am not a fan of sauerkraut.

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100 days project: day one

I’ve signed up for the 100 Days Project, “a creativity project that anyone can take part in.” There are a few of us from Twitter doing it which means that I can draw strength from their ability to get shit made and not just flake out with excuses. (As Louise says “If it were the 100 Excuses Project we’d be so great”.)

My goal is broad and open so I can start/continue/finish the creative projects I already have in my head. (Although I’ve just noticed this is not in the rules. Oops. (_Is_ there even a creative exercise I want to repeat for 100 days? Maybe I’ll make a zine then I can say I’m making a page for a zine every day KTK.))  For some reason I feel creativity should be spontaneous even though I know that it takes preparation, practice, and a little bit of serendipity. I’m going to actively resist the temptation to pretend I don’t know what I’m doing!

I’ll only post images on the 100 Days Project website so I can blog about whatever I feel like writing about here. (I need to start writing again.) It will probably be about the process or what I was thinking about or aiming for. (I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about other aspects of my life and have come to the conclusion that it would be good to be able to track what process I was following.)


Today’s effort is a poem written during my lunch break. I exchange poems with a friend. We call it poetry buddying and of course there’s a Tumblr. The rules are to write a poem in response to, and building off, the other person’s work. I took ages to write my previous response so I was determined to write this one the same day I found out he’d posted a new one. I wanted to explore a rhythmical structure as he had. I also wanted to incorporate the “something old, something new” for brides at the end but it just wouldn’t work so I compromised.