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So after much thought and deliberation I have come to the conclusion that I really want to get back into studying. I've been looking at a few Part-time Masters courses taught in London and a few appeal. I was wondering if any of you chaps would be willing to proof read my applications? Or have any tips and advice for what to write on an application?

Totally Badass

This would make a seriously dramatic film

I can't help but think not only of Cinderella's evil stepmother but maybe this was also inspiration for the evil queen in Snow White and Lady Macbeth.

Dinner Fail

Exploding soup!

...and moldy bread...

Really living the culinary high life here. Not a patch on last nights Lemon Chicken (thank you Martin!).
Am feeling really happy and content to be playing my violin again! It's taken a lot for me to get back to this stage and to be honest I'm rather proud that I've done it.

The practice mute is working wonderfully to make sure that only I can hear me (and my mistakes!). I'm making a lot of progress in just two sessions and have found that my new chin rest I bought recently has made all the difficult passages so much easier! Why didn't I know about this before! The annoying thing is that changing this has meant that I need to adjust my shoulder rest which is a pain because I just don't really know which end to start with. I'm rather wondering if there's no real ergonomic solution when it comes to violins. I've left this for a later project whilst I work on overcoming my violin related angst which still creeps up on me from time to time but I guess this is to be expected. I think playing is one of the few ways I really express my emotions so it's kinda a good thing really.

I'm looking forward to playing again tomorrow and feel a lot more like I actually have an idea how to continue this time around now that I know about Schradiak and Flesch. Still, I will need a teacher soon if I expect to keep up some kind of momentum, but what with working 6 days and one night per week and Warmachine Mondays I don't think I have the time right now.

Finally finishing some minis (mostly)

So today I finally got round to painting some of my minis from the Kaeris and Colette box sets in Malifaux and am rather pleased with the results. Devlan Mud goes a long way and makes everything look good!

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I'm hoping that given time I might be painting as good as some of the display pieces at DS. Now I just have to make bases for them and finish the rest of the set. Bases always seem to be the trickiest part for me but I was thinking of using some Sculpey to make a cobblestone street bases which should be helped along by some of these from Malifaux... accessoriesCollapse )

I think it would be mega awesome if the lamppost was made to actually light up! That would be a project to take a while though but I have to see how feasible it is with a LED I was thinking maybe with the wire running up the outside but made to look like a vine?

Today's letter is...

Something that friend_of_tofu gave me which I thought might encourage more LJ posting.

"Comment to this entry and I'll give you a letter. List ten things that you love that begin with that letter and then post that list on your journal. Please feel under no obligation whatsoever to actually do this ;)"

Today's letter is... LCollapse )

Anyway, I really need tea now so I'm off!

For Laws...

Don't die Sparky!

Big green line appeared on my beloved laptop screen today. I fear this is the beginning of the end :(

So cute!