Posts Tagged ‘Shalsheles’

Learning what I’m meant to be doing

Sunday, 10 February 2008

Considering the last few months, I’ve done a lot of learning today, with a shiur and chavrusa on (some of!) the Rambam‘s Hilchos Tefilla. I really need to be doing better at the practical side of that! I’m hoping/expecting to get to my regular shiur tonight, and even more fun, I’ve bought two new halacha books, plus a lighter one and two Shalsheles CDs (after enjoying the concert so much). (I had a voucher for the bookshop I went to, and got a discount as it’s the end of their sale.)

Jewish book sale haul

And yes, it’s true, I’m buying books faster than I’m reading them, especially considering just how much of what I read I get from work, the library or as gifts. One or two of the ones I got today really aren’t meant for reading cover to cover, however, but rather for dipping into as bits are relevant, and they’ll be useful for the rest of my life, potentially.


Productive Entertainment

Monday, 4 February 2008

Shalsheles in London
The Shalsheles concert was really nice: they sing beautiful songs well, and they also put on a good concert. The crowd was really enthusiastic and obviously enjoying themselves a lot. We were surrounded by teenagers, who were wanting to dance along, so we felt a little old, even though lots of our friends were there, as indeed were several even older people!

Of course I crocheted on the way there and back, and before the concert and during the interval. There was very little of the pale pink left, so I started with that, and it ended up looking like an eye, so I added a brow and then began another freeform piece with the shiny pink that I really like. I’ve decided to try making myself a pair of mitts from them, which is what the back loop ribbing is for. We’ll see how that goes.