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Art Nouveau Labyrinth

Art Nouveau Labyrinth

I’m no artist; I haven’t done any drawing in a very long time. So I couldn’t produce art like the mash-ups scattered throughout this blog post, no matter how I wish that I could. However, I know that my writing skills aren’t too bad, so this is my attempt to create a mash-up of my very own, and in so doing to move forward one post in two separate blogging projects. (more…)

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I have been regrettably most quiet on the CDP23 front for quite some time now. As a result, I think that my first use of Google Calendar for CPD23 Thing Eight really ought to be setting aside time each week to work on CPD23. I am now eleven things behind. Eeek. But the reasons – which are threefold – are good, so I will catch up as I can.

When I started University as a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed young fresher, I quickly got into the habit of using a diary, and it’s a habit that I’ve never lost, for all that I occasionally misplace the diaries themselves. Happily I always find them again; the older diaries are now kept in a drawer in my desk and it’s rather entertaining to look back at my daily appointments, at the events and people that seemed worthy of mention. As time went on, as my income grew, and as life got bigger, I bought nicer diaries, with a full page for each day – such a luxury! It was a new phase of a lifelong love of stationery. For similar reasons I like printed calendars, and always have at least three on various walls; thus I follow both parts of the doctrine of my high priest William Morris. “Have nothing in your house you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful”. And here Google Calendar falls down for me – it is eminently useful but I do not believe it to be beautiful. (more…)

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