Saturday, 20 December 2008

first cut of books for holiday - suggestions please

Prince2 Revealed - Colin Bentley

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook - George, Rowlands, Price, Maxey

The Girl Who Played Go - Shan Sa

Letter from America - Alistair Cooke

Brecht on Theatre

Our Country's Good - Timberlake Wertenbaker

The Day of the Triffids - John Wyndham

Curious and Interesting Numbers - David Wells

Cryptanalysis - Helen Fouche Gaines

The Glass Bead Game - Hermann Hesse

Small Is The New Big - Seth Godin

The Edge of Conflagration - S.J. Goldsmith

Does God Play Dice - Ian Stewart

The Way by Swann's - Marcel Proust

Capitalism At The Crossroads - Stuart L. Hart

Change Management - Paton & McCalman

User - Blake Nelson

Surfacing - Margaret Atwood

Thinking Visually - Malcolm Craig

Understanding Organisations - Charles Handy

The Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett

there will obviously be holiday trash added to this, bought at the airport.

(apologies - too hung over to actually link to each book on Amazon so you'll have to look them up yourselves..!)

Friday, 19 December 2008

last day of contract...

... and I'm feeling really good.

I've spent 8 months working for this client over the past year and I've delivered two really high-profile and complex projects. Both have been incredibly well received and I'm leaving here with a CV that will allow me to carry on doing exactly what I want to do.

I've got a couple of days milling around London, a trip to Stortford for Christmas, to Swirral's on the 27th, back to London for New Year, and then off to St Lucia for two weeks on Jan 4th. Life couldn't really be that much better.

Christmas shopping is happening on Saturday and Sunday and I'm also going to try and track down a couple of summer dresses as well.

all in all - pretty damn lovely!

Monday, 1 December 2008


went Ice-skating this evening at Somerset House and it was the most amazing and best thing ever... I forgot quite how much I love it and I do really need to learn properly. The only way I can describe it is being the nearest thing possible to flying. Gliding over the ice you have such a sense of freedom (or at least I know I will when I get good - really need to learn where the centre needs to be placed and which part of the blade to use!).

now all I need to do is find classes - am thinking of Queensway which has classes on a Wednesday evening! If anyone else fancies - let me know!