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:

Vivacious / new series of posts, number 2…

Emotion of the day, with thanks to Be Manzini

… It was going to be irascible due to broken sleep, lukewarm coffee and that invasive drizzle Sheffield specialises in. Then I went to Bragazzis and their xmas shop newly reopened. One cappuccino, two sandwiches (shared!) later and I’ve gone for an Italian tribute to my uplift in energy. On a quick browse I’m not into the ‘especially used to describe a woman..’ definition. I like this one ‘lively in temper, conduct, or spirit’.