2016 Year in Review: Personal and Travel

I said this last January: “This year my attention will be on getting my body back into some sort of conditioning – it won’t be about the numbers on the scale, more about how my clothes fit. And I’d like them to fit… I’m down to a four outfit rotation. I don’t usually go in…

Christmas Card Challenge 2016

It’s time again for the Christmas Card Challenge! I’m proud of the legacy of this (humble) little annual fundraising drive, but let me explain if you’re unfamiliar with what it does. Once upon a time, I used to write Christmas cards. But the paper waste bothered me (yes, I know they could be recycled). Then…

Living List Tick – Go to the Ballet

  Ballet wasn’t my thing as a kid. I did a few lessons, apparently, but I don’t remember going. My ballroom dancing years came later and I enjoyed those. In contrast, ballet felt prescriptive, disciplined – tough. Not that ballroom isn’t, but to stick with ballet requires a special kind of determination I obviously don’t have. I…