So, as a quick disclaimer - I'm not American, so I don't really know what the true summer camp experience is like, much less the feeling of returning home after a month in a cabin by a lake, but I've seen the Lindsay Lohan version of The Parent Trap upwards of twenty times, and I've … Continue reading Coming home from camp
Okay, so I know I’ve been promising this ‘mystery post’ for quite a while now… and I’m sorry to have to tell you that actually, this isn’t it. I thought I’d manage to get it finished for this month, but sadly, that isn’t the case. However, it’s worked out quite well because there’s something else … Continue reading Camp Polyglot NaNoWriMo
Well. It’s been a hell of a month. A hell of a month as part of a hell of a year. I had a lot of goals for this month, and… well, it’ll probably be no surprise to most of you that I was less than successful. I think there were mitigating circumstances, but even … Continue reading A month and a half
Well, it's finally here. The first of November. The day we've all been waiting for - the first day of Polyglot NaNoWriMo. First of all, I just want to say how absolutely blown away I've been by the amount of support and enthusiasm I've seen on both Twitter and Instagram about this challenge - for … Continue reading NaNoWriMo, here we go again
Well, they say better late than never... it's no secret that this blog post was a bit of a rush at the last minute. I've been a little conspicuous only by my absence in the online language learning community as of late, but I promise I have a good reason. You often hear that buying … Continue reading Goals for the year that wasn’t
So, today is the first day of December. That means that Polyglot NaNoWriMo is over for another year, and I suppose you’re wondering how and what I ended up doing. Well, I toyed with the idea of trying to teach myself French through the medium of writing… but in the end, I figured it would … Continue reading A Swing and a Miss
The time has come, the walrus said, to talk of many things! Of shoes, of ships, of sealing wax - of cabbages and kings! ...sorry, I'm not sure what happened there. Nevertheless, it’s time for Polyglot NaNoWriMo! This is something of a placeholder post because pretty much all of my writing energy for this month … Continue reading Let’s Go, NaNoWriMo!
Hello friends! I wanted to do something a little bit different this month. Instead of a retrospective look back on what's been going on, I'd like to turn that on its head and look forwards to what's coming up over the next couple of months. Most of you who are active in the language learner … Continue reading Eyes front, soldier!
Well, here we are again. It's December, which means that NaNoWriMo 2018 has drawn to a close. As many of you will already know, I was participating in a somewhat modified version - Polyglot NaNoWriMo, in which a participant writes 200 words in a language that isn't their mother tongue every day, every day in … Continue reading The NaNoWriMo Blues