Sunday, February 18, 2018

Malmo Aquarium

If I'm being honest, the Swedish pastries that featured in my week did not stay long enough on their plates to be photographed.  So instead, I have some pictures from the Malmo Aquarium -

As Barry Norman never said, "And why not?"

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Swedish Fika for Me

Next week I am doing a whirlwind day of events at Bladins International School in Malmo* in Sweden.  I am trying to memorise the important words and phrases, such as Thank You, Where is Bladins? and I am allergic to pepper (the seasoning).**  But I am already fluent in the most important word of all - fika.  Coffee and cake and chat.  What more do you need, to make the world a better place?

* I don't know how to show umlauts, so you'll just have to imagine them in the appropriate places.
** Tack, Var ar Bladins, Jag ar allergisk mot peppar.  Goggle translate never lies, right?

Sunday, February 04, 2018

A Deadlineophile

I like deadlines, self-imposed or otherwise.  They help in a job that can be pretty shapeless.  Lady Murasaki, below, for example, clearly has no deadline and, if my eyes do not deceive me, a blank page in front of her.

My current deadline was to have been to have the first draft of Book B, mentioned a few weeks ago, finished by Jamie and Astrid's wedding in Jakarta on 5 May.  It looks as if the wedding is now going to be in August, but I'm still going to aim for the 5 May.  Round about the 4 May, I may very well be posting about the softness of deadlines, but for now - ONWARDS! 

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Introducing the New Tech Bunny

A new year has brought with it (drum-roll) a new phone AND a new computer AND (to be delivered in a couple of weeks) a new ergonomic chair with levers and stuff.  All the old ones have been threatening to give up the ghost for quite some time, and then, well, they did.  So I have bravely gone and bought and fingerprinted and adjusted settings and all the things that new tech entails, including the requisite gnashing of teeth.   

Of course a fully-furred Tech Bunny would be able to adorn this post with photos - gifs even! - of said phone and computer.  Maybe by the time the chair is delivered ... Meanwhile, baby hops ... baby hops ...

(All right, it's not a bunny - it's a hare.  But Tech Hare just sounds weird.)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Book A, I Still Love You ...

Today I'm over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure talking about fickleness and fidelity, and getting some reassurance from other authorly polygamists.


Saturday, January 13, 2018

Memories of Snow

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Tummel Reflections 2

Sometimes turning a reflection picture on its head (or side) is just irresistible -