Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Words are beautiful: Wordle

I heart Wordle so much. There is so much fun to be had in making art out of your wordsmithery: it brings out something quite unique.  Here is my Medea, rendered in Wordle:

Sunday, 19 January 2014


I've been watching Jason and the Argonauts. The 1963 one. Not once, but repeatedly because it's my daughter's current obsession.  I've got nothing against that. I love Ray Harryhausen (Clash of the Titans was the first and foremost reason I chose to study classics) and I love seeing how myths are retold in different generations.
No 60s film is complete without an exotic dance or two
Jason is of particular interest though because it features my Favourite Greek Myth Figure of all time: Medea, a woman I find endlessly fascinating. Not because she murders her kids. But because she crosses all sorts of boundaries between divine and human and no one seems to notice.

Friday, 3 January 2014

2014: The Year of No Ambition

2013 was the year of No Writing.Writing hasn't been the only thing to suffer. Blogs have fallen by the wayside (with the exception of Searching for Superwomen - thank God for Emmie Mears, keeping us focused). I've turned into a social media pariah. November melted into the busiest work month ever and, despite elaborate preparations, NaNoWriMo was an epic fail. 

In all fairness, that's because it was also the Year of Buying My First Home and the Year of Getting A New And Utterly Mind Boggling Job.

Moving House takes its toll