What I’m doing now

At the moment, I’m enjoying the spring-like weather here in Innsbruck, but feeling a bit of a yearning for Johannesburg as I’ve not been back since November. I’m also:

  • working with three Innsbruck-based clients through my communications consultancy on their marketing and global comms strategies
  • creating a new storytelling show focusing on Japanese tales for my alter-ego, Ziyadliwa
  • talking to scientists about their communication challenges so that I can fine-tune my SciComm training offerings
  • learning to dance! I’m half-way through a private jazz dancing course (apparently I have talent – woo hoo!), I’m taking swing lessons, and I’ m working through Ksenia Parkhatskaya’s solo jazz dancing course when time allows.
  • re-thinking my podcast: I want to create a performance platform where I can tell stories, and read stories, and slip in some poetry. I’m thinking of calling it “Wyrd’s Cave” – “wryd” being the old English word for fate – but I am still thinking.
  • making time to improve my ukulele skills – 10-15 minutes a day
  • carving out time to write one researched article a month. Ponte took me weeks to research and eventually write, so one a month is enough for now.

Kraken by China Miéville
The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
Japanese Tales by Royall Tyler
Escape from the Ivory Tower by Nancy Baron

Listening to:
To Be a Machine by Mark O’Connell

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries, for the 4th time (don’t judge: the music is great, the clothes are fabulous, Miss Fisher is my hero, and although there are lots of challenging themes – some dark, even – it’s a gentle programme that makes me smile…)

Last updated: 17th March 2019 | Now page inspired by the lovely Derek Sivers