2015 is hard to summarise. I learnt a lot, I took on some huge new challenges, but mostly it’s just been incredibly busy, and has raced past in a blur. So rather than try and write anything meaningful about it, I’ll use my usual trick of recycling bits of blog entries
So, 2015 in first sentences:
January: It’s 2015 here in New Zealand, even if most of the rest of the world is still to catch up, and has dawned a lovely sunny day after yesterday’s rain.
February: I decided to use this weekend to skip ahead a bit in the In Flight quilt-along, in an attempt to have the whole thing finished a few weeks ahead of schedule, and avoid that nasty clash with the start of semester.
March: Ok, so Tartankiwi calls it a cormorant, but I’m a New Zealander – it’s a shag
April: Parsnips has obviously been out hunting today, because when I got home and walked into the kitchen, I felt a lump under my foot.
May: Yeah, I know, it’s been ages since I wrote anything. Can I use as an excuse the fact that I’ve been really tired, AND that I have a medical excuse for being tired, so it’s not just laziness, honestly it’s not!
June: Lytteltonwitch and I spent the weekend in Oamaru, where they were holding their annual Steampunk Festival.
July: Christchurch people (and anyone else who just likes to help preserve cool historic things): If any of you have fond memories of visiting the telescope in the Arts Centre Observatory on a Friday night, you might want to contribute to this fundraiser to help restore the telescope.
August: First term of the semester is over, and I handed my first big assignment in yesterday, so I can pause and relax – well, for a couple of days, at least.
September: Just very very busy.
October: There is a type of tiny quilt that is commonly called a “mug rug”.
November: Hmmm, according to my calendar, the last time I actually took a full weekend off was in August.
December: January and the start of my masters is looming large, so I’m trying to fit as much as I can into the rest of this year, before I have to be head down over the books again.
The internet here is playing up tonight, so I think I might have to leave the year in pictures part until tomorrow, when hopefully it won’t take 10 minutes just to load a page…