Monday, 15 January 2018

I Never Knew Liquorice Was A Root Until today




I feel ready to learn something new.
A new skill, a new set of facts, a new way of doing things.......I'm not bothered what
It's just finding the right thing.
I fancy Spanish or perhaps painting.....or a degree in something stimulating.
My fingers are too chubby for me to learn the piano but if weave can learn the Ukulele perhaps I could?
Or what about a cooking course? Naming Garden flowers? Or Pilates ?
I could learn pottery, wood skills or plumbing?
( I'm colourblind so anything electrical is a no no)
Or Something in a English literature perhaps...

The world's my lobster

76 comments:

  1. Screenplay? Writing for TV? Developing a series? (hope springs eternal)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wonder if Russel Crowe would consider a lead role in the tv series

      Delete
  2. Fabulous drawing, Weaver will love it.
    Your world sounds like a Tako (Octopus) more than a Lobster.

    cheers, parsnip and mandibles

    ReplyDelete
  3. Learning Spanish? That's good. It'll unleash the inner Italian in you. Forget about pottery. Dare say you have enough crockery to throw a Greek wedding without missing a plate the next morning.

    Other than that? Don't know. Will give it some thought what may suit you best to keep your little grAy cells and synapses in shape.

    U

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Spanish unleashing my inner Italian ?

      Delete
  4. I'm starting a Japanese course come Wednesday. -good for the old brain. Taking Spanish could be fun for you.
    I'd be keen on a cooking/baking course...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Japanese sounds good....no much taught her in Wales me thinks

      Delete
  5. Lobster bisque again, I see.

    ReplyDelete
  6. If you would like to learn Spanish, try the website Duolingo. It's free and you can learn at your own pace. I started with Spanish to brush up on what I'd learned in middle school. Now I've completed the Dutch and Italian courses and am on to Russian, in Cyrillic. (The way things are going with Trump, it might come in handy.) But seriously, it is a great website.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I think amateur theatre acting is something that you could be very good at. Have you ever thought of that?
    Greetings Maria x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Contrary to what people may think I'd hate be on centre stage

      Delete
    2. sometimes the quietest, shyest people love to act

      Delete
  8. So many things to choose from....how about, "world traveller"?

    ReplyDelete
  9. Isn't that the beauty of retirement? Keep us posted, John!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Go back to school and become a herbalist - sounds good enough ...

    ReplyDelete
  11. I start sign language classes tomorrow, no reason just because I can.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Talent spotting for Wales manager Ryan Giggs.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Do you mean ladies of the night or footballers?

      Delete
  13. The possibilities! I hope you find something just right, and then something else, and something else ...

    ReplyDelete
  14. I love that painting.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes I do..I have no idea where I saw it

      Delete
    2. Kerry Buck is the artist. It's called Mardling. He writes: "A Mardle is the Norfolk term for having a good old gossip." Seems quite fitting for your blog, John. I mean that in a good way.

      http://www.kerrybuck.com/portfolio_item.asp?id=192&picture_title=Mardling

      Delete
    3. Oops, I should have written "She writes...."

      She has many marvelous prints on her website.

      Delete
  15. John I thoroughly recommend the ukulele - it is so easy to pick up and I now belong to a group which meets such a lot that it is hard to keep up with all the meetings (see my blog today). Do give it a try I am sure there must be a group you can join somewhere near - if not start one and advertise for a teacher. Oh and incidentally my fingers are not chubby.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. My fingers are like chipolata sausages

      Delete
  16. I take up something new every few years, just to keep the noggin functioning. The picture of the hare is beautiful... any chance you know the name of the artist?

    ReplyDelete
  17. John have you thought about sewing? Useful for cushions, curtains etc but also you could make amazing shirts, things like that. It's incredibly satisfying, useful, and a thing men are getting into more and more. Machines are cheap at John Lewis1

    ReplyDelete
  18. Measuring up Kitchen Floors!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Maybe time to start the book but not in Spanish!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I should have said that I have learned to tile and did my kitchen backsplash and my tub surround. I really enjoy it. Who knew?

      Delete
  20. My husband's taken up the mandolin.
    Arilx

    ReplyDelete
  21. I am learning piano, flute, spinning and weaving. Chubby fingers are not stopping you. You can do anything if you want to.

    ReplyDelete
  22. of course it's a root, just like ginger!

    I see you cooking or Spanish lessons.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I never really worked like most people work, 9-5 etc but there came a day when I knew that every day was there to do something with .. I took Oriental Watercolor classes .. and then my husband said to hell with this and retired early and we traveled.
    oh and I make jewelry .. not beads etc but good stuff.
    Although these days it seems I just sit around and watch cats...sigh ~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ps- my computer is royally f**ked up and I can only use Safari to comment and it is making me cranky ..

      Delete
    2. Language Timothy!

      Delete
  24. I've piddled a bit with genealogy all of my adult life. Seeing being retired I've developed an intense interest in history. Just think about something you really love!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Karen, my daughter just got heavily involved with our genealogy and it has been such fun to learn about our ancestors ... a few of them came from somewhere around where John lives lol

      Delete
  25. I think you would be a great counsellor and like Jenny Aspin (Wrexham blogger at "Demob Happy Teacher") if you acquired the professional qualifications required you could set up your own little practice - perhaps on a part time basis.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've seriously thought about this one YP

      Delete
    2. I concur- since you have started this blog, look how others have responded to your writing. It's never too late to start a second career, John.

      Plus you make for a piss poor witch since you didn't even know that licorice is root based ;)

      Delete
  26. "oyster", not lobster,lol. What is that beautiful drawing at the top. Just like my wintery dunes.

    lizzy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Everyone knows it's 'Oyster', but 'Lobster' is funnier!

      Delete
  27. I bet that image is some artist's homage to "Watership Down," isn't it? Have fun discovering what you want to learn!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I connected it to Watership Down too.

      Delete
  28. You too watched whatever the antiques programme that was on today that went to Pontefract???

    ReplyDelete
  29. I've been thinking about this very subject a lot. We are not meant to ever give up learning or productivity, I think. Not until we simply cannot.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Whatever you choose, have fun.

    ReplyDelete
  31. Here's a link for a list of hobbies from Wikipedia:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_hobbies

    I'm sure there are even more hobbies. Enjoy!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I wondered if you painted that picture-I love hares.Yoga is good for keeping flexible.I heard a click on my spine at my class today & I'm feeling taller now x

    ReplyDelete
  33. Anonymous9:23 pm

    What about starting a blog...oh wait.
    You will find just the right thing.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Make a list of what you enjoy or like to do and a list of what you dislike or hate to do....something(s) will come to mind?

    ReplyDelete
  35. What do you love? Do something that pulls you in and makes you joyful. Your theater and movie reviews are spot on, and you write with humor, so perhaps something along those lines? Just keep us all entertained and spread the joy and it's all good!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Have you looked at the courses on Futurelarn as a taster? Spanish for instance:

    https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/spanish-for-beginners-1?lr=13

    ReplyDelete
  37. Language, language, language...
    A foreign language is a great asset. The process of acquiring a language is very beneficial to our cognitive function.
    Stay away from cooking/baking courses!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I guess that you watched the Antique Road Trip today when they visited Pontefract.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I just knew someone would twig! I was cooking low fat miniature roast potatoes at the time

      Delete
  39. Have you looked at the Encroma glasses for your colour blindness? I am saving up to buy some for my son as he is colour blind too. The videos of people trying them on YouTube have been very touching.

    ReplyDelete
  40. What about poetry, "Ode to a Scotch Egg" in English and Welsh. I'd buy it.

    ReplyDelete
  41. Writing is your forte, but growing veggies would keep that tummy filled 😊

    ReplyDelete
  42. Licorice root is actually sold from carts on the streets of Seville. People buy it and chew as they stroll. Great for the digestion. As for you, definitely a TV series. I'll talk to Russell Crowe. The world is my lobster. Is that a local Trelawnyd expression?

    ReplyDelete
  43. Colourblind? Painting?

    ReplyDelete
  44. What about writing books or a play for Radio 4 as you are so good at painting a picture with words.

    ReplyDelete
  45. How about knitting? :) You could make hats or scarves. Good use of fine motor skills.

    ReplyDelete
  46. Just do what you do best telling stories and being a friendly ear for the people in your village John.

    ReplyDelete

I love comments and will now try very hard to reply to all of them
Please dont be abusive x