Friday, August 06, 2010

On a roll

Not really, but I'm trying to gather momentum, so here I am. I'm going to Melbourne next week, and I intend to have very little contact with the internet while I'm there.

I'm bloody excited. I will be visiting a couple of trade fairs while I'm there, they're gonna be awesome. The ones in New Zealand are frankly very, very marginal. They're worth have a look because occasionally some awesomeness is tucked amongst the Jack Daniels mirrors, plush toys, rude shaped candles and so on, but by and large it is dross. The Aussie ones are full of loveliness and inspiration, which is what enjoying work is all about.

So adieu. Ooh, tell you what, why don't you all leave your hot tips for must see places and eats in Melbourne?

Thursday, August 05, 2010


I really miss blogging, I miss doing it, and I miss reading it. I want to bring it back.

I resent Twitter for quieting the voices that I used to enjoy sitting down and reading for a few minutes. By and large all the old crew have gone quiet, myself included. My own silence I blame on all the factors that have probably afflicted everyone a)twitter b)facebook c) busy-ness d) real life, but WOE. I want the voices back. I want the pleasure of a daily scan of my RSS reader filled with local people, not just people who have managed to make a living out of it (kudos to you if you have).

Twitter is ok, but it is noisy, and busy, bring back the jokes! And the links! And comments! Remember them? Where a conversation would happen over a period of days? Not just minutes?

Turns out I'm old, and I liked things better back then. Now 'scuse me, I have to go and see if anyone has "liked" and awesome update I made.