Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Bits and Pieces

It's not the weekend, so I can't call this a Weekend Miscellany, but here are a bunch of things I've been meaning to link to or mention...

1.) My doctoral supervisor Sally Bayley is writing a book called The Private Life of the Diary, from Pepys to Tweets and is publishing through publishing house de jour Unbound. It's one which is pledge-based. Find out more about the fascinating-sounding book...

2.) I can't remember whether or not I've shared this video before, but it's by one of the vloggers I sometimes watch (kickthepj) and an example of how creative young 'content makers' can be...

3.) I wrote the rules for a lolcat geneator on the OxfordWords blog, believe it or not.

4.) The Thomas family made their annual Christmas Show outing... in a Dickensian Great British Bake Off.

5.) Maggie Smith Festival at the BFI. I'm hopefully going to something in the new year... maybe The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne, which means I need to get busy and read the book first.

6.) And I've hit my 2000th post! In fact, I think this is the 2004th. Gracious!


  1. sme great piece your supervisors book sounds interesting tweets really are the new diary in a way

  2. I can't believe you did No 3 - very entertaining - of course I couldn't resist. Many congrats on 2000 posts and counting. xx

  3. Congrats on the post! I long to see the Thomas family in action - it looks like great fun! :)

    (Anonymous kaggsysbookishramblings)

  4. Simon, your family photo is beyond adorable. You're a blessed son and twin! (that's bless-ed.) :)


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