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Yamaha FS1E (fizzy) spied in town

This used to be the moped most wanted in the late 1970s. It could propel you up to 55mph if you had a good one. Back then they sold for around £150 – £300 depending on condition and mileage. 46 more words



“Courage is like a muscle. We strengthen it with use.”

~ Ruth Gordon

Heart Transplant

The Story in Paintings: The temptation of Saint Anthony, after 1570

The previous article told the story behind the many paintings of the Temptation of Saint Anthony, and I showed examples from 1430 to 1560. These demonstrated the influence of Bosch’s highly individualistic paintings, particularly his triptych now in Lisbon, at least in northern European painting. 1,726 more words


Think German Conference, Cardiff, 7/7/16

Hi all!

I know it’s been a little while ago now, but I did promise to write about the Think German Schools Conference, hosted by the School of Modern Languages at Cardiff University on July 7th. 417 more words


Long Distance Relationship is so worth it. 

​When I first committed to a long distance relationship, I wasn’t sure what to expect. My boyfriend is a Malaysian and I am a Filipina, we haven’t met yet. 841 more words


Second Stripe

I am very pleased to say I was awarded my second stripe on my white belt the other night. I was over the moon about this, and hope that I can prove that I deserve it at my upcoming competitions this summer. 7 more words


Reflections on ten years as a piano teacher 

Another term is over and as my students depart for their summer holidays, I have time to pause and reflect as my piano teaching studio approaches its 10th birthday. 1,419 more words