Monday, 15 September 2014

{Striking Mums - Learning}

Kate on thin Ice Striking Mums

I was amazed at the quote Kate shared in her Striking Mums post this week... "Learning brings more happiness than having sex, playing or watching sport or doing the National Lottery". Is this really true?? 

I've always been a keen learner. Since moving to Glasgow 10 years ago, I've completed various night classes... interior design, reflexology, Indian head massage, digital photography... as well as one-off classes in wine tastingbiscuit decorating, flower arrangingtrapeze, cupcakes, gin tasting and pottery. I've also done some cookery courses too. 

1. When was the last time you gave your brain a workout? Trying to figure out how to make a loom band bracelet for my daughter took some brain power. I've mastered a simple one, but still need to attempt the more complex ones. If anyone has a decent YouTube tutorial that they could share, it'd be much appreciated!

2. What would you really love to learn? I'd love to learn how to use html and take a night class in digital design. They've been on my list for ages, and yet I haven't really made any effort to make progress with them. I'd also love to learn how to make macaroons. There's even a course on a Tuesday evening for macaroons at The Cookery School in Glasgow that would suit me perfectly as that's a night that the kids are with their dad. Perhaps once I get paid this month I'll just book it :-)

3. What prevents you learning something new? Simple, it's a lack of time that's my big issue. I seem to be constantly busy and there just aren't enough hours in the day.

4. Who can support you with your learning and how? Hmmm... I guess I should just set aside some time each week and make it a priority. Especially if it's going to bring me lots of happiness as per Kate's quote. I could work on some html tutorials in the evenings when the kids are asleep, even if it's just for an hour or so once a fortnight. I'll try and make it a habit moving forward.


  1. Ha ha loon bands taxed my brain too x

  2. Go for it, I love learning new things too. Like you the children always keep me on my toes. :)


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