As much as we love our furry darlings we all know that our dogs can be a pain in the bum sometimes. My little terrorist has a socialisation problem which I have to deal with not only at agility competitions, but at training, during walks in the park, even walks in the street.… Read more
‘Sing from your diaphragm’. Arghhh! No! ‘Breathe with your diaphragm’. Arghhhh! No, no, no, no, no! Every time I read or hear about the misconception of having independent control over your thoracic diaphragm I have to forcibly stop myself from going ‘Arghhhh!’ out loud. It is rubbish. Complete and utter tosh.… Read more
Tom and I set out to make a lemon drizzle cake last night. What we ended up with was a canary yellow lemon and sultana cake with buttercream icing in the middle and no drizzle on the top. We finished at 10pm and clearly decided that it was a suitable time to eat a small piece of cake.… Read more
One thing about blogs is that you hope that anyone who reads it thinks you’re God and that your words are holy scripture.
I had an email from WordPress telling me that someone has left a comment and it’s waiting for my approval. Yes! The message was a response to my Getting Aural post saying ‘thanks for the advice it’s really helpful’.… Read more
‘The Ship Song’ by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was on the radio this morning and Tom posed the question ‘Is it really pretentious to call your band ”Lead Singer and the Band”?’
Hmm… interesting point.
I replied with a description of Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra.… Read more
Three or four years back I bought myself a personalised and embroidered polo shirt. The slogan, proudly displayed in Cooper Black font on the front left, was ‘Cari and Sammie Jump Through Hoops’. The first time I wore it in competition was at a lovely place in Gillingham, Dorset. Sammie’s first course was a ‘Jumping’ course – this type of course comprises of jumps, tunnels, weave poles, and occasionally the tyre, or ‘hoop’, jump.… Read more
Doing my Masters was, without a doubt, the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. Getting up at 6am every morning and teaching teenagers for a whole day and then coming home and teaching teenagers is, without a doubt, the most tiring thing I do. I’ve been back at school teaching for a few weeks.… Read more
Last year The Open University launched FutureLearn, a website which provides a platform for top universities to deliver free courses. Yes, free university courses. Free. Courses which are free.
I get the newsletter emailed to me every month and look at what the University of Sheffield are running in June: How to Write Your First Song.… Read more