What means VIB, I hear you ask? I got a lovely, and most unexpected, tweet two days ago from Kat at I Saw You Dancing (the brains behind December’s #reverb12). She nominated me as a Very Inspirational Blogger! I blush. I stutter. I beam. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘#Reverb12’
Posted in Academia and Research, Arts and Culture, Blogging projects, Books and Reading, Languages, Travel, Writing, tagged #Reverb12, Bloggers, Camino de Santiago, Canada, Costumes, Elvish, Interior decoration, Royal Armouries, Squirrels, Titian, Venus di Urbino, Very Inspirational Blogger, Victoria and Albert Museum on January 23, 2013| 3 Comments »
Posted in About me, Librarianship, Technology, tagged #nld13, #Reverb12, Campaigns, DIgital divide, Higher education, Human rights, Infoism, literacy, Medievalist blogs, National Libraries Day, New Year Resolutions, Politics, Roman mythology, Society, Speak Up for Libraries, Tennyson, User education, Voices for the Library on January 19, 2013| Leave a Comment »
The flying cloud, the frosty light:
The year is dying in the night;
Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Ring out the grief that saps the mind
For those that here we see no more;
Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
Ring in redress to all mankind.
Ring out a slowly dying cause,
And ancient forms of party strife;
Ring in the nobler modes of life,
With sweeter manners, purer laws.
Ring out the want, the care, the sin,
The faithless coldness of the times;
Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes
But ring the fuller minstrel in.
Ring out false pride in place and blood,
The civic slander and the spite;
Ring in the love of truth and right,
Ring in the common love of good.
Ring out old shapes of foul disease;
Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
Ring out the thousand wars of old,
Ring in the thousand years of peace.
Ring in the valiant man and free,
The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
Ring out the darkness of the land,
Ring in the Christ that is to be.
Take a moment to yourself, somewhere quiet.
Take a deep breath, and if you have the time/space/inclination do something that has significance for you e.g. light a candle, brew a put of your favourite tea, play your favourite music, whatever.
I’m in a house full of some of my favourite children who currently watching cartoons, but who occastionally need books read, computer games played, and lavish attention. But I wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s a great end to one year, and a wonderful start to the next. Because I have only a small amount of time which I want to myself to finish Reverb12, I will answer Kat’s five questions before getting back to the party. (more…)
Posted in About me, Academia and Research, Arts and Culture, Blogging projects, Librarianship, tagged #Reverb12, Christmas with the Poets, Etiquette, Glasgow University Library Special Collections, Henry Vitzelly, In Memoriam, Introvertism, Jess Fink, PhD, Public speaking, Tennyson on December 23, 2012| 2 Comments »
Posted in About me, Arts and Culture, Food and Drink, Librarianship, tagged #Reverb12, astrolabes, Bernie Herman, Chantal Mallett, Cocktail making, Interior decoration, Material culture, Mulled wine, Museum of History of Science, Secret doors on December 23, 2012| Leave a Comment »
Three shall be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three – Reverb12 Day 20
Posted in Academia and Research, Blogging projects, tagged #Reverb12, Aladdin, Black socks are tricky, Fairytales, Gardens, Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch, Pre-Raphaelites, Project Gutenberg, Wishes on December 21, 2012| 1 Comment »