Emotion of the day number 11, with thanks to Be Manzini

… in part recovering from a fraught day and also anticipating a trip to the dentist that could have been avoided. Focused the morning on moving a new project on and looking ahead to 2021 bringing a sense of sedate productiveness. Particularly enjoyed this expansion on sober when figuring out the right word for today.


Emotion of the day number 6, with thanks to Be Manzini

… Summarising a fairly winning feeling for the day so far, productive, sociable, bought amazing books for research in Oxfam, didn’t get unduly stressed about an application and picked tiny red leaves with my son. For someone who ruminates on what a work day should entail, what makes for legitimate labour and so on it is relieving to feel less preoccupied about this today.

Drudgerous / new series of posts, number 4…

Emotion of the day, with thanks to Be Manzini

… With thanks to Annabel for a clarifying discussion on this one – that they’re definitely allowed to be made up. Could also be sludgery, sludgerous. Mental drudgery in that my ruminating is particularly uninspired and toilsome today.

Reticent / new series of posts, number 3…

Emotion of the day, with thanks to Be Manzini

… I’m enjoying researching definitions for this exercise. It’s an illuminating thing to seek the exact meaning you’re mindful of. Not sure I’ve hit it right today as I mean something more deliberate and retreating but this definition includes ‘inclined to be silent’ so perhaps I’m close enough.

Freelancing in 2020: The State of Play

I’m representing Dial F for Freelancer in a session for This Way Up 2020 with my colleague Jo Taylor and Sonali Joshi for Excluded UK and Christina Lister for Museum Freelance

Some references I hope to include in our discussion are available for follow up here: