following my brothers adventures in guatemala. oh how i miss him.
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Thursday, 16 July 2009
"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations."
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
we make words is the genius idea of two friends and artists amy and luci who collaborate on this blog. they take turns creating words, each new one connected to the last. like the word assosiation game but with images. i really have to find a way of using this idea with my students.
i am an exceptionally good floater. i aways wondered what the point in treading water was when you could just lie back and float looking up at the sky and taking in the sights and smells while exerting far less energy. it has just occurred to me that this has been a metaphor for my life... which is maybe not such a good thing...shit! perhaps i should have been swimming all this time?
image via fffound
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
I watched the big blue at the weekend. this was one of my favourites as a teenager and id forgotton why until about 20 mins in when this GOD came onto my screen. ( its jean marc barr circa 1988.) I still have no idea what really happens... i was too busy drooling, completely transfixed by this beautiful face for the entire film. now i know why i used to watch it over and over as a teenager and could never remember what it was about....something about the sea....and there's a dolphin involved. and a man who is so sensitive he communicates with sea mamels and cries a couple of times. and even falls in love with the rodent like rosanna arquette (harsh but true) aw!.... just watch it. if you are female you have a duty to yourself. (i mean he's a classically trained actor...its an exceptional performance)
Sunday, 12 July 2009
a secret temporary gallery on the top floor of a car park in peckham.... directly next to the cinema, take the lift ( yes there is one but youve probably never noticed it) to the 6th floor then walk up to the 7th and 8th view some interesting art and then have a drink and a bite to eat at the top with panoramic views of london... its open from tursday to friday until september.....I love peckham.
Wednesday, 8 July 2009
Monday, 6 July 2009
Sunday, 5 July 2009
i have just started a new job. i taught 30 hours of english last week to 45 students a day in temperatures that exceeded 80 degrees. it was one of the scariest things i've ever done...but that said i'm getting used to it and its really not that bad... in fact i'd go as far as saying my afternoon classes are enjoyable and that coming from the girl who's number one fear - hands down- is public speaking.
i even had an inappropriate amorous note slipped into my pencil case by one of the students on friday. so utterly brazen! ( although i sort of like the idea that im someone's foxy teacher... even when I spluttered, sweated and stammered in front of them all week)