Monthly Archives: February 2015

Valentine’s Tunes & Doodles

I love Valentine’s Day and will take any excuse to pull out some cheesy, grin giving music!

Here are a few Valentine’s themed favourites & doodles for your enjoyment, whether you have someone to kiss on the mouth or not, hopefully they’ll bring a smile to your face!

Get these tunes spotified, you tubed, ituned?

Barry WhiteDon’t Go Changing’ – This man’s music can brighten the gloomiest of days.

Stevie WonderSigned, Sealed, Delivered’ – Perhaps better for a wedding?

Fleetwood MacEverywhere’ – Romantic or needy? I want to be with you everywhere, or just some places?

Elvis ‘A Little Less Conversation a Little More Action Please’ – Catering for all Valentine’s eventuations.                                                                                                                     (We’ve all been there.)

The Cure ‘Friday I’m in Love’ – Except that it’s Saturday

The Beach Boys ‘God only knows’ – How could you not love this song?

R Kelly ‘Bump n Grind‘ – There are no words. Best song.

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Not much goes together as well as these two.

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Remember when a mixed tape meant ‘true love’?

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Niche? But not as niche as ‘We go together like Na + Cl.

Happy Valentine’s Day.

Celeste 

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Found things: Introducing Analogue

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So, you won’t need to know much about us to know that two of our great loves are music and books, and so when one of the foxes and her husband paired up to create a little book and album pairing club, we gave it a big thumbs up and thought we’d share the idea with you. You can join in physically if you live in Belfast, but alternatively this will operate as an online club – where you can nominate on the pairing, vote, listen and read along and contribute to some online discussion… So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen we present Analogue: an experiment in books and music – pop along to find our more, to vote for february’s pairings and to join the club!

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Penny for your thoughts: How do you unwind?

Hello,

After a long silence from my part I thought the most appropriate way to re-enter this space would be to talk about relaxing. After starting a career in teaching this has been on the forefront of my thoughts. It seems to be a challenge to find a balance between working and relaxing – especially with a job where you’re never done and could always do more. So, I’m curious, how do you manage it? What makes you relax after a long day in the office / school / university / workplace?

In the last year or so I’ve realised that these small things make me unwind:

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Lighting a candle while having a bath or a shower and leaving the lights off. Amazing what a bit of ambience can do to calm your busy head.

slippers

Comfy slippers (or woolly socks) that keep your feet toasty.

reading

Reading a good book (thank you Sarah for this one – making my way through it!)

outdoors

Going out for a walk. I can’t wait for the afternoons/evenings to get brighter to be able to do this more!

Like I said these are very small things but help me to keep find some kind of balance between home and work. Although it’s definitely a constant area for improvement.

Have a relaxing week 🙂

– Hanna 

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