Quote of the day

September 14, 2012

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.”
This quote comes from an essay “What I Believe” (1925, page 20) by Bertrand Russell.

Maths is a life skill

August 30, 2012

Knowing mathematics comes in handy in life. Not only when dealing with money (e.g. shopping), but also it influences your ability to analyse situations, solve all kinds of problems,  approach things methodically, be organised, think logically and hence make sure the opinions, views, arguments you present are coherent.

I am fascinated by logic, even if it’s in a rather lay manner.

H is for hare-brained

August 8, 2012

Illustration is such a creative art. Look for example at this one, taken from Sebastien Millon (the Alphabet Series):

Isn’t it fun? It makes me smile on the outside and the inside, too.

One part of the three-part silence missing

July 28, 2012

Would it be more satisfying to start reading a trilogy when all three parts are out? Patrick Rothfuss infamously took 4 years to edit the second book of his Kingkiller Chronicle. I deeply hope it takes him much less than that to edit the third one.
I felt sad after finishing the last pages of the Wise Man’s Fear, still do a little bit.

You can do it with kids, too

July 26, 2012

Travelling. Discovering new places. Wandering around blissfully. I’d like to be able to it when I have kids. Some people have not only tried – they do it successfully. Well done, Family without Borders! You’re an inspiration.

I fell in love with Chicago

July 22, 2012

There is no way you could resist this city’s charm. I’m not surprised any more so many people want to live here.

It’s at a lake and boasts beautiful shore line and beaches. It’s so pleasant to walk along the river and look at the bridges as you go past – or take a water taxi. You can watch the city from above while riding the L (elevated trams). It has the Hancock Center on top of Sears Tower. The steak houses here serve the juiciest pieces of cow.  The Magnificent Mile lets you shop till you drop. And just to mention – when it comes to weather, they have four seasons. This is their summer; winter temperatures are on the other end of the scale! However, I was just a tourist, what do I know?

And perhaps I loved the city because I was there with my husband? The same thing happened when we went for the first time together to London.

A city at a lake

July 7, 2012

It is an exhilarating feeling – to run along the Chicago Lakefront Path at 8 a.m. in bright sunlight, only to dip in Michigan Lake minutes later, and then walk back down the Magnificent Mile, with a wet towel hanging from your shoulder.

Well, I am lucky enough for this to have been my morning today.


Scotland’s Pride 2012 Photo Coverage

July 1, 2012

Saint Giles’ Street, Edinburgh

June 30, 2012

Beautiful things come in pairs

June 14, 2012

Birds and flowers, bright colours, so pretty. Awww.

This might become a dangerously expensive hobby!