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Kymberly Fergusson
Always curious, always learning.
Always curious, always learning.
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How do manage having many interests while battling chronic illness?

I find I cycle between interests, delving deep into one for a while, then switching. Not so good when I should take breaks and mix up my movements more often!

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One of my favourite lessons gets students to talk about some of their strongest memories, both good and bad. I've used it with mostly adult students, but it works to get kids talking too.

For A2 (upper beginners) and above, as they need to be reasonably comfortable with adjectives and forming the superlative, past and present perfect tenses.

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It's coming up to summer, when many students take conversation courses. This is my favourite 'first class' lesson - it gets everyone talking, at all levels of ability, and gives you an idea what the students would love to cover during their course.

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What other piano music can I add that's enjoyable and easy on the wrist?

Now that I'm coming off cortisone (a wonder med for my wrist), I'm struggling a little more, and I'm having to drop my favourite pieces that cause tension, like all Beethoven (bah!), some Chopin, Joe Hisaishi, Masashi Hamauzu.

I've written about my 'easy' list in the article below, but I'm starting to get itchy fingers to play something new. I'd love to hear your suggestions!

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Finally received a diagnosis that explains so many of my inflammatory problems. It's not fibromyalgia!

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If you’re still looking for a 2016 calendar and love cats, you'll love this one full of photos of Johnny and Cookie!



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Yarn crush giveaways are awesome, haven't won one yet though!

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What's been your best conversation about travelling?

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Another battery theory of chronic illness, from Charlotte with ME/CFS. 

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Bilingualism is great, although Japanese and German words do sneak into my English. Hopefully I'll get the health benefits of knowing at least one more language - delayed onset of dementia and Alzheimer's.
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