whatever comes to mind…

I believe that I learn something new every day and sometimes these things might be big, like building up a computer, or small like the fact that the lady who sits next to me at work is actually a brunette or that there is a creature somewhere in the world that looks like a cross between a fish and a crocodile (maybe someday I’ll even learn it’s name).

I have taken various weekend courses in different things ranging from advanced driving to anti-hijacking to decoupage and scrapbooking, I have tried my hand at aromatherapy and calligraphy and have even tried painting and drawing. Yet when I look around me every day I see more things that I still need to learn and I wonder just how many people learn important things, and insignificant little bits of trivia, every day without even realising that they are doing it.


Feed My Brain



Come on – here’s a challenge to those reading this – give me two important things you have learnt in the past year, name a course you’ve done that was fun and tell me five insignificant pieces of trivia you’ve discovered this week which might peak my interest.




“And every hour of every day I’m learning more
The more I learn, the less I know about before
The less I know, the more I want to look around
Digging deep for clues on higher ground…”

UB40 (Higher Ground)







Comments on: "The joys of learning something new… A challenge!!" (13)

  1. Have you really taken an anti-hijacking course?

    • Yes indeed I have, it is a favourite passtime of criminals in SA to hijack people and was a compulsory course we took at work a few years ago – we did advanced driving too. it was fun.

  2. I’ve always said that I’m the keeper of obtuse information, but right now I’m drawing a blank. OMG this just reinforces what I’ve said about stepping away from the blogosphere and having a life.

    • you can learn alot from reading blogs too you know. Like here’s some trivia for you – i clocked two new games in 1 weekend..

  3. Loved this post. Your courses sound so much more interesting than ours. Anti hijacking? Crikey!

    So to answer your challenge, I can never resist a challenge.

    Important things I’ve learned this year:

    Forgive and move on.
    Think positive!!

    Courses I’ve done: I’ve learned how to be a dog handler which I suppose is no mean feat considering I don’t even own a dog. Think me and ‘the dog that isn’t mine’ might enter competitions next year. First one in March!

    5 pieces of trivia:

    There was a tornado in my town this week. OMG!!! we don’t get tornados here!!
    Hugh Grant’s middle name is Mungo
    The average Briton says thank you up to 5000 times a year
    My great nephew had his first hair cut yesterday
    Human spit is corroding the Howrah Bridge in Calcutta

    Hoe did I do? Interest piqued?

  4. Merry Christmas!

  5. […] Taking my cue from fellow blogger, tinkertoot, thought I’d ask of you what she asked of her readers in an October post, https://tinkertoot.wordpress.com/2011/10/26/the-joys-of-learning-something-new-a-challenge/ … […]

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