New words – ah. I love them, truly. I highlight them on my Kindle whenever I spot them, and one of my best friends introduces me to a new word or two on an almost daily basis, which is fun. (In a “how do you know all these damn words?” kind of way. I need to read more Wikipedia and less Cyanide and Happiness, clearly). I also have a ton of words that I can spell and use in context but couldn’t give a definition…Continue Reading “Vocabulary; Growth Of”

Dear crosswords, Thanks for making me appreciate words, and for giving me something where I can see myself improving. You’re tricksy and I am terrible at you (still) but that just makes it more rewarding when I finally complete you, so thanks for continuing to be a challenge. Love Sarah See other Friday Thanks here or visit the original inspiration for the project here.

One of my 2014 resolutions was to complete a colour 365, so I thought I’d do a quick update on how it’s going. Today is day 98 and (so far) I haven’t missed a day – huzzah! I’m definitely enjoying the project – it’s encouraging me to use my camera(s) more and is having the added bonus of making me hunt out more colours in the real world, which is kind of fun. So, how am I getting on? First up was pale blue, in…Continue Reading “2014 Resolutions: Colour 365”

5 Goals for March [4/5] Zero Facebook comments, likes or posts Leave 100 blog comments [100/100] Post 5 recipes on Yum Chong! [5/5] Artichoke tapenade Smoked mackerel pate Pickled cucumbers Feta & lemon dip Feta, white bean, pea & mint salad with honey & basil dressing Make my own cheese Do at least one stage on Duolingo, 6 days out of 7  [26/27] I did pretty well on my 5 goals for March. I missed one day of Duolingo (curses!) but otherwise passed with flying colours 🙂 It felt…Continue Reading “Monthly Goals: March & April”

It’s that time of year again, and another issue of Télégramme has hit the virtual shelves. Not sure what Télégramme is? It’s a photography showcase magazine that I publish online every six months or so, as a way to stretch my creative wings and to shine a little more light on some beautiful photographs. You can find all the posts I’ve written on the subject here, if you’re so inclined. The first issue came out in 2010, which feels like a long time ago now. Sheesh….Continue Reading “Télégramme Magazine – Issue 7”

A couple of years ago I had a friend called Lisa. She was funny, she was witty, she was a bit a lot of a ray of sunshine and she had cancer. Stupid,  bullshit, twatclacking* cancer. She was my friend, and she had cancer, and then she went and bloody died, because cancer is a dick like that. Like, what the hell was it thinking? Didn’t it know how much we all wanted to keep her? I was so angry that I lost this beautiful girl,…Continue Reading “Why I’m Shaving My Head For Charity”

February is done – blimey! Here’s a recap of the goals I set for myself, and how I did this month. 5 Goals for February [4/5] See a comedy show Do 5 days of the 30 Day Shred [5/5] Finish my portfolio site Read the remaining books on my ‘30 books I’ve always wanted to read‘ list [4/7] Make the time to actively keep in touch with friends and family So, I mostly did well, but I fell down on getting my 30 for 30 books finished, they…Continue Reading “Monthly Goals: February & March Update”