Only now do I realise the extension to which my English is disappearing... I've been working on a translation Portuguese/English, on a subject I love - wine! - and it's been uninspiring, to say the least. I struggle with words, with sentences, with grammar, with everything!
I'm pretty sure this is because of my lack of any practice beyond reading books or internet stuff. It's becoming already funny (if not plain humiliating) to listen to my conversations with Graham on the phone every time he calls from Eastbourne. Horror of horrors!
You'd say it's not bad considering these 2 short paragraphs. That's because you're reading them after completion, ignoring the effort I had to make to produce them. Thank Cambridge Online Dictionary and a gem of a site called Thesaurus.com, otherwise you'd be reading something poorly scribbled :(
This precious little sentence says it all... "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." (Aristotle)
Alright, break is over. Back to work!