December 22nd, 2017 | Comments Off on waving a new goodbye

Earlier this year, Hey Rosetta! announced they were taking a hiatus as a band. This took me completely by surprise, and I literally gasped as I was reading the statement:

And despite all the movement and light and love there is on the road, or perhaps because of it, you begin to sort of exist beyond any sense of reality or responsibility – to family, to friends, to self, to security, to art, to anything – and the pressures build up and pull at you and its kind of a miracle that 7 people can stay together and work single-mindedly towards one end for so long really, even something as beautiful and privileged and cool as making music.

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December 27th, 2016 | Comments Off on Take a break

Love doesn’t discriminate
Between the sinners and the saints
It takes, and it takes, and it takes
And we keep loving anyway
We laugh and we cry and we break

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March 26th, 2016 | Comments Off on The world still turns when you’re not around

One of these days I’ll kick my Idol show habit.
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January 27th, 2015 | Comments Off on For the moment

De Pierre Reverdy
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September 21st, 2014 | Comments Off on Bastard

I kind of like listening to hip-hop sometimes – it’s so percussive, and the wordplay can be really glorious.
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August 11th, 2014 | Comments Off on Tu lu tu lu, tu lu tu lu

So I’ve found out that marking with French TV in the background really works. For whatever reason I’ve cottoned onto the Voice, possibly because Mika as a coach/judge is totally adorable and he always says the right things to the contestants.

A song which I used to know was covered, and I’m procrastinating, so here goes…
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August 1st, 2014 | Comments Off on “Women against feminism” – why this movement irritates me

Translation of the brilliant illustration here: http://www.huffingtonpost.fr/muriel-douru/le-feminisme-mais-pour-quoi-faire_b_5633338.html
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April 10th, 2014 | Comments Off on me voilà – oui je suis là

If I were 12 I’d be singing this song non-stop.

Oh wait.

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December 31st, 2013 | Comments Off on bilan de l’année

10 marks for a perfect report (earned by at least one student!)
9 visits to my old haunt at the university
8 dragonboat competitions
7 capoeira classes
6 countries visited
5 kilometers in my first OC6 race
4 places of employment
3 Couchsurfing experiences
2 paddles purchased
1 gold champion medal

I’ve enjoyed 2013. It wasn’t always an easy year – from troubles with employment to pushing through training with my team – but I find myself in a nice place entering 2014, and I couldn’t ask for more.

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December 23rd, 2013 | Comments Off on Ça fait longtemps

It’s been a really long time since I last wrote here. How much things have changed since then. 2013 has brought me even more upheaval than 2012; but in subtler, gentler ways.

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