first day of my life

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Can I just say, my current favourite song is Phantom Limb by The Shins. Listen to it here. Give it a few listens. It'll grow on you.

Can I also say that I feel really crappy about teaching at the moment; I'm failing to find positive aspects at the moment. I just keep thinking of my new flat :-)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Wincing The Night Away

I've started listening to The Shins again. It sounds good on the first listen. I heard the song 'Australia' on the radio on Sunday (introduced by Fern Cotton who was on about The Shins and how Zack Braff loves them and that they were on the Gardening State soundtrack...tutut).

Sunday, April 15, 2007

news and stuff

It's been a long time since I've visited my blog... I thought I'd post some pictures of Lisbon as a way to de-stress. I'm going to be moving home in three weeks' time, which is good, but it couldn't have come really at a busier time (loads of exams, marking, reports this term) and the place I'm moving to needs decorating, new carpets and new furniture. Stress! But anyway, here are a few shots from Lisbon:

I really loved the tiles - "azulejos" - which were all over the city. Everywhere we went too we seemed to get an amazing view - hence most my pictures look over the top of Lisbon! I liked the place though. It was smaller than I expected, and the food wasn't great really - but it had a great atmosphere and the people seemed pretty friendly. Sintra was cool too (and cheap - we sneaked into the palace without paying - by accident!) and Belem was interesting, even though we spent most of the time lying in the sun. It was a well-deserved break... but got to get through this next month now and it's going to be super-stressful!