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New Year’s declutter uncovers Santa’s work


There’s nothing I like more than making lists to mark the start of a New Year, and 2015 is no different.

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to clear out the Piles of Important Things, to leave more space for thinking and writing and creating New Important Things.

And while clearing, I found this:

Santa science show

Graham Walker and I with our hands-on Santa-science show. What fun!

It’s a clipping from the local paper, celebrating a super-cool science show that the fabulous Graham Walker and I wrote and performed at the Canberra Centre a few more than ten years ago, just for laughs, just because we loved doing science shows, just because we could make up bad puns and people would clap 🙂

The G-nome project?

Liquid nitrogen and Rudolph’s nose?

Teleportation down the chimney? (Remember this was the year that Australian National University scientists teleported a laser beam for the first time! Oh, the magic!)


As you can see, I’m having a ball going through the pile, and sticking to the Do It Now school of meeting your New Year’s goals.

Help! It’s Jan 1 and already I’m flailing!

If you’d like a little nudge for making your own New Year resolutions, you might like to paint eyes on a daruma, read my #1 recommendation for writers writing resolutions, or simply soak up some encouragement from another of the Important Things: my first ever letter of acceptance.

Happy 2015 everyone! Let’s make it a ripper!

What are your resolutions this year? Care to share?



Author: cristyburne


2 thoughts on “New Year’s declutter uncovers Santa’s work

  1. My resolution? Finish my novel and bravely send it in to some publishers! Whoo hoo!


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