Last night I listened to a Radio 4 programme about Ted Hughes.  I am reading a book of Hughes’ ‘Selected [Poetry] Translations’ and have been thinking a lot about language and communication.  Partly because I find it so frustrating trying to have a decent conversation in French and partly because I found all my notes from the RSC and remembered how great it was to get to see so many plays for free!  My French teacher Caroline also works as a translator and I was interested to read that Hughes’ translations were literal …I think I shall make my 2012 aim to translate some poetry as a tool to learn the language but also as a way of stretching my brain and using the creative linguistic side.

Another aim for 2012 is to start my own business.  As an avid collector of textiles this National Trust postcard has inspired me …to do what I’m not sure, to sell my pieces so I can go searching for more I think.A collection of tickets – thinking about the design of my website.

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