I should write more often, because when I do, I like it. I like sharing stories – the good, the weird and the wonderful. I love to read back old blog posts. Notes to strangers become notes from my past self, and I am always grateful for them.
So, what can I tell you?
I was interviewed by Judith Weik at the Centre of Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge University, for their blog. (Read it here).
I made a cake that tasted like play doh smells.
Everything I Ever Learnt was a super success. An exhibition of photography at Cambridge University, a collaboration between Shutter Hub and Art at the ARB, that got some great media coverage, was received by its audience with kindness and intrigue, and had a private view that felt more like an exciting reunion of dear friends. It was so good actually, that we organised a closing event– a symposium of talks, print swaps, and an array of biscuits.
I was a guest on a BBC radio arts and culture show. This involved being wedged into a tiny room with four men and a euphonium. (Google euphonium and offer me sympathy and a free hearing test).
Everyone I know went to Japan (well, maybe not everyone).
I wrote Foodie Finds for Surf4, ate cherry cake and drank peach and elderflower iced tea.
Tutti Biscotti turned 12. She’s lived with us for two years now. We didn’t have a party as she doesn’t like a fuss.
I went to the Netherlands and ate chocolate crayons in my favourite hotel in Haarlem.
I gave a talk about photography in the marble-lined chapel of rest of an old pathology laboratory in Amsterdam. Probably one of the best sentences I’ve ever written.
I peered in windows and car-spotted in Rotterdam.
And I stayed in a mouldy
hotel hovel in Amsteelveen.
Read the full story and glorious mouldy hovel low down here.
I signed up for the CEO Sleepout, again. Last year was a real experience and it feels important to be reminded. This year I am fundraising for Toiletries Amnesty and would really appreciate your support. Will you join me? If you don’t fancy sleeping outside on a wintery night, maybe you feel like sponsoring me to do it for you?
I’ll just leave my fundraising page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/karenharveyok