Wednesday, February 08, 2012


I know it's almost been a year now, but I keep being struck by just how much I'm enjoying working for myself.

Many people who know me well have commented how much happier I seem (and I am!). More than one such person have observed (diplomatically) that I seem temperamentally better suited to answering to me, rather than to someone else. I think they're right.

That said, I don't think I'd be enjoying self employment nearly so much without the support and synergy I get from mine and Derek's joint venture [gawr-juhs]. So often in creative work you need external feedback to get something clear in your head... or at least I do.

I feel very lucky to be enjoying the best of both worlds.

Tuesday, February 07, 2012


We lost!

In however long we've been going to the Quiz (over two years if my poor excuse for a memory serves) two things have never happened: we've never had the Quizmaster's Two*, and we've never come last.

Last night we came last.

Happily last night's consolation prize was a bag of Rolos so our unprecedented poor performance was well timed.

*Nobody ever scores less than two on any given round at the quiz, if a team gets fewer than two points they're awarded two by default - hence Quizmaster's Two.