Category Archives: music

Boom hat

As we all know, throwing stuff away is for losers and upcycling is totally rad. 5 years ago, some friends all clubbed in to get me a set of headphones for my birthday. They sounded really great – in fact, … Continue reading

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Stealing time?

Yesterday I did something that I haven’t done in a little while, which is lie to a friend to get out of a social engagement that I wanted to go to and had been genuinely invited to, because I’d been … Continue reading

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What year is it?

What’s the point of even sleeping? This song has been going round my head all day. I haven’t slept well for a few weeks and it’s beginning to take on a life of its own in my head. Still, it’s … Continue reading

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Treehugger.com article

Just a brief post to share this excellent article from treehugger.com about the health benefits of knitting! Particularly pertinent to me are points 1 and 6. “1. Knitting is used for therapy. It’s a powerful distractant, helping people manage long-term physical … Continue reading

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Sunset, Saturday

A wet Saturday afternoon, two days until payday. I would have liked to conquer the world yesterday, but neither I nor the world was up for it in the end. I did, however, conquer a couple of local charity shops, … Continue reading

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Hat day

The Japanese word for the 20th day of the month is ‘hatsuka’. It’s tricky to remember because it’s an irregular pronunciation of characters that would logically be read ‘nijuunichi’. I help kids remember it by miming taking off a top … Continue reading

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It’s about time

For quite a while now, I’ve been meaning to write a post about time management. You must know the old adage, ‘if you need something doing, ask a busy man’. People who have a lot of demands on their time … Continue reading

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