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BSL Video Series: Spare Time > Loves, Likes and Dislikes

With the number of spare time activities out there, I could learn them all and make as many videos to cover them but I’m not right now. If I learnt them all I would be very proud of myself. The previous post showed the signs for the spare time signs that I did learn during my introduction course.

For this post, I am using those I have learnt to put them together into sentences to show whether I love, like or dislike the activity. I’ve done a few for each category to show how these can be signed.

Love:

  1. I love writing
  2. I love reading
  3. I love meeting my friends

Like: 

  1. I like the cinema
  2. I like dancing
  3. I like sign language

Dislike:

  1. I don’t like running
  2. I don’t like cricket
  3. I don’t like video games

Some of my own loves, likes and dislikes shown in the videos. What are yours?

Previous: Spare Time Signs

Next: Food and Drink Vocab

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BSL Video Series: Spare Time Signs

There’s a number of spare time activities to learn, more then I have learnt in this series. Many of them, however, have obvious body movements. Be careful when watching, as a couple of signs have similar actions, for example, Cricket and Hockey. Think about the small differences; how the bat or stick is held and lip patterns.

Whether the activities are those you’re interested in or not; it’s still good to learn them. If it’s an interest of someone else, you’ll understand them. As there are quite a few signs, I’ve split them up into alphabetical videos. Some letters may be combined if there’s only one or two for that letter.

B:

  1. Basketball
  2. Birdwatching

C:

  1. Car Racing
  2.  Computer Games
  3.  Computers
  4. Cricket
  5. Cycling

D and F:

  1. Dancing
  2. Driving
  3. Football
  4. Fishing

G and K:

  1. Going to a Resturant
  2. Going to the Cinema
  3. Kayaking

L and M:

  1. Listening to the Radio
  2. Meeting my Friends
  3. Music

P:

  1. Playing the Guitar
  2. Playing the Piano
  3. Playing the Violin

R:

  1. Reading
  2. Relaxing
  3. Rugby
  4. Running

S:

  1. Sailing
  2. Sewing
  3. Sign Language
  4. Signing

S continued and T:

  1. Skiing
  2. Surfing
  3. Swimming
  4. Tennis

W:

  1. Walking
  2. Watching TV
  3. Watching Videos
  4. Writing

That is a lot to learn. To break up this post I will continue the likes, dislikes and loves of spare time activities on the next post in the series. Take the time to process the spare time signs.

Previous: Describing Family Members

Next: Spare Time: Love, Like and Dislike

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The Choices Made in My Life

The choices I make in my life are so that I can shine. I do what I can and choose want I want to focus on. There are times I may need to delegate so the day to day grind can get done.

I may make choices that turn messy but I chose it. Whether others want to go ahead and judge, they can. That’s not what’s important. My happiness is. They can judge but it’s not their choices, they are mine.

I take the time to evaluate / reflect on the messy in my life. To figure out the whys and what went wrong. This is so I can learn from the unrest / failure to help grow and move forward to a better outcome.

I’ve found putting the main goal into smaller steps more manageable to achieve. I’m learning more about myself each day and what drives me to achieve or up the wall.

I’m one that underestimates the week ahead to the point I don’t finish tasks or goals I set myself. Instead of jumping in feet first all the time, I need to take a step back and look what’s involved in the coming weeks and calculate my spare time to see if I’m able to give the goal actions the commitment it’s needed.

January, so far, I’ve felt we’ve done well as a group to tick off some actions towards making our house a home.

Eight ticked off and one we decided wasn’t needed any more.

Goals, Learning, Life

BSL Video Series: Describing Family Members

Using the past two BSL Video Series posts on Family Members and Describing Vocab I have put together sentences and questions and answers to describe my own family members and my own features to help develop my signing. There are a few videos shown in this post; take the time to learn the signs from the previous posts so that putting them into a sentence will seem easier to follow.

The first video is showing the signs to describe my eye colour:

This second video is showing the signs to answer me being engaged and single:

This third video is showing signs to answer me being married with 2 children:

Family Members:

This video is showing the signs describing my Brothers hair:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Grandmas age:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Mothers shape:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Sisters height:

This video is showing the signs to describe my Parents martial status:

This video is showing signs of describing members of my family in one:

From these past three posts: Do you think you’d be able to describe yourself and some of your family members?

Previous: Describing Vocab

Next: Spare Time Signs

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‘I Love Listening and Dancing to Music’

I did better today with no telly Tuesday on Wednesday. I got some things done and also took some time to listen to music and dance around. A good way to learn to inhabit my body and get a bit of daily movement in there.

There’s a part of me that feels I don’t know what to do with myself even though I have the to-dos to get through. Like I’m missing out on my purpose. My purpose can’t be to watch telly day in and day out. Maybe once I’m on a roll with my new job and moved into our house. Until then I need to take it a day at a time, focus on myself and figure out some new loves.

My first, I figured out 10 days ago that I love having my nails done. Today, I’ve realised I love listening to powerful/positive music and dancing /signing around to it. I’m hoping along the way I’ll find out more about myself

Goals, Life

‘Body Love is a Choice’

Self-love, body love, is a choice. It’s my journey to move forward. I’ve made the conscious decision to start searching for the love for myself and not hate. Healing between myself and my inner critic has begun. There is space being freed up so I can truly listen to myself and what I want.

Practicing gratitude is a way to help me do this. To help reduce the negative emotions, the resentment, frustration and anxiety in me.

Today I am thankful to my family around me for the holidays, to be able to spend the time with each in turn.


Watched: Blockers > 3.5 out of 5

Braven > 2.5 out of 5