Not a bad month. Feels like things have been piling up, so I've been on one of those cycles where I'm only dealing with about 10-15% of stuff. Probably just a perspective thing though. I'm sure I'm no more or less productive than normal. That is, pretty un! Top ten things that have been going on last month:
1. Penny went back to work last week (two days/week), Martha started playschool and Alfie started child minders. Penny tired but glad to be getting in swing, Martha mildly hysterical, Alfie growing teeth and pulling himself to a stand. Dad very proud of his brave clan.
2. Loft converted to a bijou new room. Loving the new staircase. Move office in there post decorating and carpeting next month.
3. Had lunch with Marc Prensky and heard Stephen Heppell talk on the topics of how games can help you learn and how technology could change education. All through good offices of Adrian Woolard, Olga Harrington and BBC's interactive Factual and Learning area. Very interesting.
4. Got a bit stuck with Taggers in that my producer and script editor colleagues had me return to do some grunt work on the characters. Spent a lot of time creating (wondering what one looked like) character arcs and backstories. Ask me what their most prized possession, happiest childhood memory, favourite song or haircut is and I can tell you. If you'll just let me check my notes.
5. Selected an agency to animate and make games for Taggers. RandomMedia. They cool.
6. Met Andi "Mr Top of the Pops" Peters to introduce him to Taggers as a potential late night BBC Three thing. He seemed pleased. We said we were making six episodes. He said he'd like ten. Said the scripts would need to rock for him to buy it. See 4.
7. Been immersed in 17th century via Pepys blog
9. Had a lovely Easter and made first annual 11 Gainsborough Road Egg Hunt, with pictorial clues for the literarially challenged. The target audience gave a generous approval rating.
10. Went to see Ipswich Town play for the first time in 5 years of living here. Lost to West Brom 3-2. Starting to learn the pain of being a real fan.