Wednesday, 20 September 2017

WOYWW 433 - colouring and Spanish

Perhaps I should be learning the colours in Spanish?  My crafty table this week is showing what is really important to me right now, ie getting some ATCs coloured and in the post, and continuing with my quest to finally learn Spanish properly.

Happy WOYWW to you all - What is On Your Workdesk Wednesday for those who have not encountered these initials before.  If you would like to join in, then go to Julia's Stamping Ground.


My cheap pencils from WH Smith do a satisfactory job so haven't invested in any of the more expensive brands.  The stamps used to create the ATCs are from PaperArtsy.  You can see one of the ATC 'backs' that I designed for myself - easy to print out and stick on the reverse side.

I have signed up for a Spanish evening class - starting next week, if there are enough people signed up to run the class (it seems that Spanish Year One is not particularly popular in our part of West Wales.  The classes a bit further east are fully booked, so hoping that at least two more people decide that this is the year to learn Spanish!).  When I went to pay (you have to pay for the whole year in advance), the lady mentioned that they followed the BBC course and to look on Amazon for used bargains.  I found this one for 7p, plus postage!  Looks almost unread.

My health has worsened in the past week, so today I am attempting to take it a bit easier (after a day yesterday of gardening, cleaning out the woodburner and driving to and fro from our 'hopefully sold' bungalow trying to meet up with people collecting furniture - and that is another long/depressing story!).  Some crafting, my next Spanish lesson online (I will blog about that, as it has been fantastic although difficult) and lots of tv watching!

Hope everyone is safe with all of this horrible global weather/natural disasters.

Ali x

13 comments:

  1. Morning Ali. Hope your class goes ahead! It is difficult to get enough folk for a more rural area, I'm sure. Trusting your health improves, too.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

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  2. Hi Ali, thanks for the earlier visit. So far so good with the flu jab, but it's only been a couple of hours! Hope you manage to get the required number of people for the Spanish course to run. I can thoroughly recommend the Michael Thomas course of CDs; no writing or HW and he gets you talking in whole sentences really quickly. Worth checking eBay or Amazon for bargains as it can be a little pricey. Hope you are feeling less exhausted soon. I have a couple of former school friends who suffer from Fibromyalgia, so I know how invisible and debilitating it can be. Sarah #18

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  3. How fab that you found the book and for such a bargain too! I really hope that the course does run, I feel as if I ought to learn Welsh a bit better. My son recommended the DuoLinguo app, he says it's good and free (I think).
    Hope you start to feel a bit better soon,
    Hugs LLJ 8 xxx

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  4. Good luck with the Spanish class I hope they get enough people to run it.... I hope you can continue to take it a bit easy for the next few days to recover... I hope you feel much better soon.... May #11

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  5. Hi Ali, hope you will start to feel better soon. Awesome you signed up for the class! Have fun :) Spanish is also a language I would like to learn, love the country and the sound of the language. Happy WOYWW xo Cheetarah #21

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  6. I also look for bargains when buying art supplies. Spanish was my major in college. I hope your class worksvout. Or should I say, Espero que tu clase funciona bien!

    Suzanne #29

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  7. Hi Ali no wonder you need to take it easy today, sounds like you had a busy day yesterday. I started to learn Spanish years ago but as we've not been for a long time I have stopped. The funniest thing that happened to us was when we went to visit a place and I asked in my best Spanish "cuanto es" the girl looked at me, turned to her friend and said "tell her how much it is, in English". I have to sat their English was much better than my Spanish! Have a great crafty woyww, Angela x17x

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  8. Hope you are able to rest up and take things as easy as you need to! Good luck with the Spanish lessons if they go ahead! Thanks for visiting already. Helen #1

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  9. HI Ali, hope you are ok, it's so easy to get wiped out, isn't it? Good the pencils are working fine for you, and Amazon does have some great bargains. Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz #2 XxX

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  10. Hi Ali, good luck with learning Spanish! Goodness, you did more yesterday than I do in a week! Definitely take it easy for a day or two. Have a lovely week Heather #32

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  11. I think all that activity in one day would be causing you a health 'reaction', take it easy. I suspect that although you will get a lot out of attending Spanish lessons,, you will find that your online course has taught you a lot already! We really enjoyed our lessons, made a few friends and got a sense of the colloquial, speed and a little confidence in trying it!

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  12. Well done for learning Spanish! That's a great bargain for 7p! And you're right: why use expensive colouring pencils when a cheaper brand can do the same job. In my experience, expensive doesn't necessarily mean better - in fact, sometimes the cheaper brands (in anything) work better! Enjoy your language lessons - you could teach is the colours! zsuzsa #14

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  13. Good luck with your Spanish I have had so many lessons over the years I have now decided I am too old to go any further. I find so many Spanish speak English and when they learnt English they get better jobs. I say I can get by apart from legal and medical.
    Take care and hope you are feeling better. Anickoana #3

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Thank you lots and lots for your fab comments. I read and treasure them all. Ali x