Can’t make it this time unfortunately – our Winter Party has landed on the same day.
Did a djembe drumming class yesterday – holy moly it was fun. We did five songs. Such rhythm. So drum. I used to play a kit and this is a lot simpler, but it’s way more fun when there’s twenty of you doing it together.
Really enjoyed Consider Phlebas (Iain M. Banks). It was a rip-roaring read. Very visual and cinematic, I can still conjure up a picture of a lot of the scenes in my head. Enjoyed the brief intro it gives to the Culture, too – the post-scarcity socialist society that are featured in a lot more books in the Culture series. Interested to see how that’s explored further. I’ve just started reading the next in the series, The Player of Games.
After this I think I’ll try some Kim Stanley Robinson – more speculative socialist futures as far as I understand.
leafletjs is amazing – I used it on our Repair Day map and it worked like a charm.