Monthly Archives: April 2012

Working hard … and knitting

So I’ve been up to quite a lot since I posted last, with not much time (or inspiration) for posting on here … until today :). I’ve been doing an awful lot of transcribing, for work, which is hard and … Continue reading

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it’s not all made in China :)

Successful shopping trip today – bought several fairly ordinary things, all made in the UK (tights, £3.50 for 2, M&S; non-twee anniversary card, £1.50, M&S; Fairtrade lavender-flavoured dark chocolate, £1.99, Holland & Barrett). And it didn’t take much effort – … Continue reading

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The Thinkers – the Monkees meets Ancient Greek Philosophy …

http://youtu.be/3YOgC0NE2Ys

Lovely sister shared this on Facebook – I think it’s pretty awesome. Horrible Histories is a great series.

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Learning Chinese!

(tl;dr summary: memrise.com is pretty cool for learning foreign language vocabulary) One of my medium-term aims is to learn Mandarin to a reasonable conversational standard. I think it’s a really neat language, and at the moment I can’t speak any … Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Alleluia, Christ is Risen! (Also, I get to start eating lunch every day again! And lots of people get to have lots of chocolate! I do hope, of course, that it’s fairly traded …) Whether you celebrate Easter … Continue reading

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in praise of the UL

Hello again. Oh boy. I would say “where does the time go?” but I know the answer to that really … into looking for jobs and planning to mess about with python and tracking down journal articles. I am tired today … Continue reading

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