Tuesday, 1 July 2014


This year I'm setting myself a challenge each month by either giving something up, or taking up something new. For July I've decided on the latter.

On a side note, how the chickens is it July already?

Strictly speaking, duolingo is not brand new; I've had an account for a while. I just don't use it regularly enough for my liking, and I'm hoping that a month's worth of daily lingo-ing will force me into better habits.

For anyone who doesn't know, by the way, duolingo is a rather brilliant little website where you can learn new languages for free. When I first joined the options were French, German and Italian, but those lingo-ers have clearly been busy little bees, and there are now 12 wonderful languages from which to choose.

This is all rather fabulous, but what makes it arguably even better is the fact that you can add a bit of healthy competition by getting your friends to join and comparing your progress with theirs. At this point I should mention that my username is RebeccaTheGroves - feel free to add me, and while you're there you can check that I'm sticking to my daily practice!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

I'm Wittering Again

Knock knock.

This is where you say, "who's there?"

I'll have to assume you said or thought it because alas I can't see or hear you.

Unless I've crept into your house and am hiding behind that curtain...

I'm not behind that curtain.

Or am I?

No, I'm almost definitely not.

Because I'm actually behind ... that OTHER curtain.

No but seriously, I'm not behind the curtains, and we've got ourselves off topic. Let's start again.

Knock knock!
(Who's there?)
It's me, Grover, back from another break of several months in which I completely abandoned my blog!
(Okay, whatever. What are you doing behind the curtain?)

In a parallel universe somewhere I will actually have been behind someone's curtain as they read that, jumped out and scared the crap, and indeed the bejesus, out of them. So there's a fun thought.

Well what am I actually doing back here all of a sudden? Truth be told, I don't really know. The blogger icon just caught my eye this morning and I fancied writing a bloglet.

My only new year's resolution this year was to set myself the challenge each month of either giving something up, or doing something extra. This month I've given up all drinks except water. Thus far I have managed it, but it was a foolish idea for two reasons:
1. Water is, without a doubt, the most boring of drinks.
2. It means that I can't give up tea, coffee, alcohol etc. individually later and so I have to think of other things instead.

So maybe, MAYBE I will set myself the challenge of writing a bloglet everyday for a month.

Consider this fair warning.