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Great music crosses language barriers. I've lost count of the number of great songs I've discovered in the past month or so. But, I had to go looking specifically for "LANGUAGE + rock". It's been so worth it, but it's a huge shame that in the UK we don't get to hear much that isn't in English.

For instance, check out Jam Hsiao's A Love Song For You youtube.com/watch?v=atGbcYTjZC - watch to the end for cuteness and questionable fashion sense.

I quite enjoyed Helen Czerski's Storm In A Teacup, but it's like a great selection of physics tasters rather than a deep dive into any one subject. It's very readable, though. I'd recommend it as a gift for the person you want to enthuse about physics. warpcoresf.co.uk/storm-in-a-te

I don't understand why these guys aren't better known. This is just one of their earworms I've been singing lately.

Tips to help you choose the right apple tree(s)

After recently doing lots of online & print research into apple trees, because no one source had all the info I needed, I've collated the key basic info into one post.

#Apples #Fruit #ForestGarden #Gardening

Me: Today's agenda is weekly shopping, some writing, socialising, good stuff.

My body: Today's agenda is sneezing. No time for anything else.

The more beautiful the notebook, the harder it is to ever use.

Part of me is shaking my head that it's taken me this long to discover German rock that isn't Rammstein. Blutengel and Oomph! are exactly what I need right now.

But this wouldn't have been possible without Duolingo rekindling my interest in learning German, and the amazing amount of foreign-language music and films that are now so readily available. It's never been so easy or fun to learn another language.

UK pol, GE, register to vote! (no negative replies plz) Show more

I'm having a bit of a clear out. Exactly how many first drafts (or second and third drafts) of already-published novels is it reasonable to keep?

Today I got the chance to go to Asylum in Lincoln. Amazing costume after amazing costume. Here are a few of my hauls, from Doctor Geoff's stall.

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Here's my Oven Witch from last year!! I really like to work with orange haha. It's my favourite color.

I rather enjoyed Survivors by G. X. Todd:

The post-apocalyptic genre can be a bit samey, so it's good to read something that changes the setup as well as featuring interesting characters.

I started watching The Great Hack, but I can't figure out when it will get past the slow ominous music and the build-up to the parts that I don't already know about the Cambridge Analytica story.

The only good thing in the world today is that I learned about "banana pose" which is just something seals do when they feel safe and content.
Just happy seal things.

I'm reading Bea Johnson's Zero Waste Home, which is on offer at the moment at £1.99. I don't consider myself new to trying to cut down on waste and plastic, but Bea is astonishingly thorough and I'm picking up tips that will help me reduce waste even further. She's tried many things, from making shampoo to her own glue, and figured out what is practical and what is too extreme for most people to be able to keep doing.

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