Thursday, 10 December 2015

internet clippings


Duolingo is a website full of free language courses, all set up in a way that makes learning fun and a bit addictive. (Jag talar svenska!)

If you've ever wondered what to do with all those strips you trim off your PDF sewing pattern pages: Moravian stars. And if you want to practice your Norwegian, these paper stars are nice too (the pictures make enough sense on their own).


The only thing better than doing a personality quiz is getting your partner to do one and then reading aloud the detailed description of exactly what is so annoying about them (I'm INFP, he's INTJ).

You can volunteer your time on all sorts of science and history research projects through Zooniverse. I've been identifying antelope on the Serengeti, without leaving home.

Chef Brendan McDermott is giving Pam Howard a run for her Favourite Craftsy Tutor title - and his class is free! Essential viewing if you cook and also value your fingers.

The innovative LSO Play website lets you get up very close and personal with the orchestra and conductors (of course it's no substitute for hearing them live at the Barbican, which you can do for just £10).

I've been enjoying the conversations between Cheryl Strayed and Steve Almond on Dear Sugar Radio.