Archive for the ‘More personal’ Category

Kim and Tony are in Queenstown and their photos have brought back the most extraordinary memories of our last visit there. We had 10 days in Queenstown in October 2011. 2011, the year Jem died. By October I was a bit of a zombie…and we took a much needed holiday to NZ, ten days in […]


… and as soon as #acrl2015 begins, I’m gone (seemingly). still very much #kateinportlandia but no time to blog just now. The schedule is hectic! 8am sessions starts, and today it was a 6.30 yoga start, so not going to whinge but say, I am down the #acrl2015 rabbit hole, but I will be back […]


In between days

25Mar15

Another awful sleep, just so wakeful, but I figure I can go on not much sleep for a bit and be OK. I think I could best sleep from about 4 am to 11 am Portland time, but that just won’t work with a conference starting tomorrow! Perhaps I’ll be in sync the day I […]


Day 2 in Portland started in a strange fashion. Sleepless in Portland doesn’t sound quite right, but that was me. After the brilliant sleep of the night before,  I was (frankly) dismayed to still be awake at 3 am this morning. Wide awake. No hint of tiredness. So I have spent most of today with low, […]


Install compass

23Mar15

It’s the small subtle things, not just the big things that make up the fun of travelling and new places. Before I left I made sure the I had a compass app on my phone…because it’s important to know how to find the points when you are taking directions in the US. The great TriMet […]


Don’t think for a moment I know what I’m talking about…a lovely colleague alerted me to Portlandia. I admit I did hear about it when it was first on the tele, but I tend to go through purges of watching TV series, and often very late after the date. [for example I am watching the […]


Bit excited!

17Mar15

I’m off to Portland, Oregon in a few days. Before we went overseas last year I applied to go to the ACRL Conference in Portland – (that’s Academic and Research Libraries) – and it was approved. I guess the lesson there is try…I really didn’t think it would be approved, but I had nothing to […]