Friday, 5 September 2014

Loops and Bands


Learning to make loops and bands... in leaps and bounds.. (I couldn't resist).

I gave in and joined the loom band craze.. Of course, I already knew about them before today (I try to stay up to date..), but hadn't really considered getting involved. My friend's little sister was into it, my younger cousins were into it... It seemed fun, but I thought about all the hobbies I already have, and how I neglect some of them for ages, and decided I just didn't really have time to add another one!

Until today. I was busy packing my clothes for my upcoming move. As we were emptying one of the suitcases, out toppled a few bags of bands. It was all too much for me. I had to open a packet and try the craft for myself. After a couple of minutes on the internet, I started my fishtail band. And, oh, is this stuff addicting! And fast! I finished my first band very quickly, and moved on to a second.

With mum, we then went to Orpington's Hobby Craft to restock our crafting supplies, and I bought two more packets of bands. It is so quick and easy to make that I made a third band whilst on the train home. I've seen some amazing tutorials on YouTube showing ways to make cute turtle charms, gerbils, etc, using just elastic bands and two forks (I don't have a loom... yet).

I'm basically hooked. It's too late. I can't go back now. I have also bought a brand new needle felting book, though, so expect posts on that in the next few months, too!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

New Blog Coming Up

Hi all.. Sorry for my rather long silence - soon I shall back to blogging, hopefully regularly. In fact, I've got a new blog coming up (on the side - this one will still exist, too). My other blog will focus on my travels and my experience teaching English to little French kids, so stay tuned!

I now have three blogs - this one, the main one; my Lost in Linguistics blog about my language learning journey; and now, my travel/teaching blog. I will do my best to keep updating the main one regularly, but will also post travel and language specific posts on my other blogs.

Will provide links as soon as my first post is up!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Under Your Spell

Mi-Juin et rien - blog vide. Et maintentant, j'ecris en Francais?

Pretentious poetry drips over me.. shin shin to.

I don't even know what this post is about. I can't stop listening to Desire's Under Your Spell thanks to someone.. I'm under my own spell.

Mon esprit a le besoin d'etre ressenti sur papier.. well.. screen.

I'm muddled in languages. Last night I heard muddled Japanese as I tried to fall asleep. Arabic filters through during the day. aaaaaayna al samaka? I hear with the intonation of the teaching program. No one would talk like that, but the words are like a song.

I'd like to think this post is like a complex poem, but it's mostly my rambling thoughts.. hey, that can be art too..

I will go back to normal soon. I have a post about places coming up, and their magnet effect on me... Yes..
places that keep me... under their spell.

Un cercle complet?

Is this what it means to be human?

Taste first with your eyes, then with your heart.

I'm thinking of pretentious poetry about tea.