Right now I am mostly…

Reading : My reading has taken a backseat to something this month, though I can’t think what that something could be! I am going to struggle for a decent total this month, which will put me behind, yet again! But I got a great book from the library on Saturday, and I’m making good progress with it. It’s called Watching the English by Kate Fox, and it’s really fascinating!

Learning : One of my 31 Before 31 items is to learn German, and I had been using the Duolingo app and doing really well (completing all the levels on there will count as a win for me). But then I decided to give the French lessons a whirl, and I’m finding that a lot more interesting!

Listening : All Bon Jovi, all the time, pretty much.

Being : Brave! In recent years I have come to realise that my fear of animals is one that I can easily get over, if I spend time with more nice animals. This weekend my friend Hannah was housesitting, and there was a dog and three cats there. I surprised myself by how much enjoyed spending a bit of time with these pets!

Baking : Another birthday cake, this time for my dad. It was a bit of a rush job, so I ended up just making a basic victoria sponge and then getting a little bit inventive with the icing. When I say inventive, I mean cutting a six and a seven template out, and using sprinkles to make the numbers. My dad couldn’t even tell that his age was on the cake.

Watching : I watched Titanic in 3D on Saturday, on the first 3D television I’ve ever used. It was fun, but I’m not the biggest fan of 3D. It doesn’t add anything to the overall experience of a film, for me. We watched Life of Pi too, but I think we did something wrong because that wasn’t in 3D at all. Probably for the best, because who wants to see a 3D whale? In case you are wondering, that’s Kate Winslet in my wine glass there.

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  • Reply bevchen

    I LOVE that book!! I kept nodding along with her points… yeeees, we totally do that! Trying to get my boyfriend to read it. I think he could learn a lot about me 😉

    Once you get to the higher lessons (adverbs and things), the German sentences become more interesting. I recently had “Ein roter Hund trägt weiße Kleider” (A red dog is wearing white clothes). What?!

    July 15, 2013 at 10:14 am
    • Reply Janey

      I’ll have to persevere with the German – it was taking a long break that was the problem!

      I’ve been doing a lot of nodding along with this book too. It’s scarily accurate!

      July 15, 2013 at 2:40 pm
      • Reply bevchen

        Yeah, it is really hard to get back into things after a break. I have the same problem with Spanish.

        I recently discovered Memrise and it motivated me to work on Spanish for about 3 days while the site was still new and therefore interesting. LOL.

        July 15, 2013 at 3:14 pm
  • Reply Carry

    oooh that book looks really interesting. i haven’t been to the library for ages, so might have to see if they have it in.

    i’m also thinking of learning languages. or at least taking up french again. i found an evening class at the local college to where i work that starts in september. i’m planning to go enroll next month, means i can just hop over there straight from work since it’s so close. 🙂

    July 15, 2013 at 11:58 am
    • Reply Janey

      I use the library a lot – I couldn’t be without it!

      An evening class sounds good, you should definitely go for it!

      July 15, 2013 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Louisa

    That book is fab, I read it a few years ago – the more people you meet, the more you realise how strangely accurate it is! 🙂 x

    July 17, 2013 at 7:57 pm
    • Reply Janey

      I am starting to realise that! 🙂

      July 24, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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