The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

The Penguin Lessons by Tom MichellThe Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell

So I finished recently The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell. A very beautiful story about a penguin and traveller. A great and amazing story set in Argentina in the 1970s that shows how man and animal can become best friends. It’s a story of an Englishman looking for an adventure. And that’s what he gets. And having Juan Salvador, the penguin, by his side, makes the story even more charming. It’s a story as much about penguins as it is about travelling. We learn a lot about penguins and I found it interesting, to be honest. But we also get …

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David M. Watson (Short Story Series #19)

Sunset Mountain Water Artsy Photo

David just moved to Scotland. He lives near Edinburgh. He has come here all the way from across the pond. He made the return trip his ancestors did not. He lived all his life in Seattle before deciding to make a drastic change. He was always interested in history and his personal family history. He made sure he knew as much as possible about how and why his family had decided to come by to the States all those years ago. And somehow he wanted to see the places they saw. Even if the Scotland they left has almost nothing …

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When I think of London #EverydayInspiration

London Big Ben Cloudy

You may find this post a bit weird. But I recently remembered how I first thought of London. And the United Kingdom in general. And of travelling there. Actually here, now that I live here. I had always loved foreign languages, and as most of my generation, English was the first one we had any contact with. So that’s what I learned. And I loved it. It was opening up the world. I remember that in the 5th or 6th grade we had an English teacher that had travelled to London on a school trip. And she decided to make …

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Why Visit Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Cluj Napoca Sunny Day

  So I think it’s time to write a bit about Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The city I called home before moving to Scotland (not so long ago). I recently went back for a short visit and I couldn’t help but think that I want to write about it. It’s a city that’s worth visiting! Lately, there are so many new events and activities to do in and around the city. Besides the fact that it is beautiful, the people over there are amazing and you cannot help it but have fun even if you just go for a walk. The Union …

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Anaïs Colbert (Short Story Series #14)

Irish Bar Photography

Anaïs loves Dublin. That’s why she decided to stay here after she finished Uni. She comes from Northern France, but she fell in love with the Irish capital. She came here a few years back to study for a while and then decided she wanted to call this place home, for some time at least. Anaïs made friends right away and loved the overall vibe of the city. She can’t get enough of the hidden pubs and narrow streets she visits. Anaïs took up learning photography since she moved here and finds the place amazing. As soon as there’s a bit of sun on …

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A Week of Silence (Short Story Series #12)

sky random stars blog photo

They’ve been here for five years. Some of them even longer. The station is something most of them only dreamt of when they began their training down on Earth. Now they looked out the windows of the International Moon Station. It was like a little busy market. People from all over the place, selling ideas, rather than goods. It was a wonderful experience for everyone who loved science. Even if you were that far away from Earth, you still felt connected. But the connection broke. It’s been a week now since they had no signal from below. Nothing. Just static. …

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This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell #Review

This must be the place book photo

A very interesting book I must say. This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell was not what I was expecting, but then again I am not sure what I was expecting. It’s a book of stories. Of lives that intertwine and connect and that affect each other along the way. It’s a story of traveling across the pond searching for something and finding something totally unexpected. A very interesting insight into people’s lives and the way they perceive events and people around them. We learn about divorce and the toll it has on people. Families and the way they …

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