• Stuff I Like

    Cambridge at Christmas

    Two days after Christmas day, I went on a two day break to Cambridge. The weather was coat cold, but not glove cold, so it was tolerable enough to look around for four or five hours per day without feeling uncomfortable. One of my most favourite things to do in life is to visit cities with old buildings; to walk around them, in them and though them, if I’m lucky enough. If I go for a few months without doing this thing, I’ll get out my brushes and paint them. In fact, if I ever earn enough money I’d like to live in one, but that’s a long shot! Cambridge…

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    Billy Joel/Twitter Thread

    Short post here. Currently, myself and fellow bloggers are talking about the great Billy Joel on Twitter. I’ve found my favorite song that he performed and I wanted to share it. My dad, who died 12 years ago this year, was a singer and a guitarist in bands. This was one of the songs he always sang, and when I was little, and me and my mum used to go and pick him up from the gig, sometimes I would hear him singing this as we entered. It’s very emotional for me x That’s why I love Billy Joel so much x Oh, and his version of Beethoven’s panthetique. Beautiful…

  • General,  Stuff I Like,  Work

    The Pros and Cons of Supply Work

    I’ve been employed in the Education sector for about 9 years now. I was quite lucky to begin with because as I began my studies to change my career, my boys’ school offered me a part-time job as a learning support assistant which enabled me to complete my required hours for the course in a paid capacity, rather than doing them on a voluntary basis. I qualified 2 years after this, and continued to work there working in an assortment of roles. At the time, I felt that I hadn’t really got a defined position there, yet looking back, it was the best thing for me. I had training at…

  • Eatables,  Stuff I Like

    Low Fat Pastrami Wrap

    I’ve been dieting for a couple of months now and I’m always trying to make new food stuffs to relieve the boredom. I came across this tasty wrap idea the other day, adapted it a little, and enjoy it immensely. Even my 14 year-old picky eater child likes it, so it must be good. If you’re losing weight this is low calorific, and if you’re not it has top marks for taste bud stimulation, so you could have 3. It has a fresh spicy taste. The plate does contain a scotch egg, which of course is optional. It was my son’s plate.   You will need: 1 wholegrain wrap or…

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    October Shazams

    I’ve come across some really great music during the month of October. The songs and classical music I’ve really enjoyed, I shazamed and I’d like to share with you. I imagine the first one is a well-known song by Otis Redding, but I’d never heard of it. I think its gorgeous. I heard this next one at the end of a film the other day, The Hobbit,  I shazamed the song because I think it’s good. I like Ed Sheeran I’ve not seen this film yet, but I think Lady Gaga is really good. Great song that I heard on the radio. This is a contemporary piece I heard on…

  • Eatables,  Stuff I Like

    Sandwich

    John Montagu. 4th Earl of Sandwich This guy to the right is John Montagu, who made the sandwich popular. It is said that around 1762 he asked for two slices of bread with meat in the middle, therefore making the term popular and also the concept of eating ingredients between two slices of bread. Do you like eating sandwiches? I love them. I was working in a primary school yesterday, and we were having a little discussion whilst making pizzas with playdough, about what was our favourite sandwiches. Many answers were along the lines of jam, cheese, ham, butter. Nothing fancy, but nice all the same. Then it made me…