https://www.instagram.com/p/B5y33ogA-st/ Just a quick post for BookSnapSunday, I actually took this one while we were at Red Rock a couple of weeks ago, it is a scientific memoir I am dipping into at the moment, very readable and informative, must confess I was seduced by the cover. If you join me in #BookSnapSunday please leave … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – a natural history beach read.
Through Booksprout I was lucky enough to get a review copy of Jackie Lambert's wonderful new book: Dogs n Dracula: A Road Trip Through Romania (Adventure Caravanning with Dogs Book 3). While I am a big fan of Jackie's blog; World Wide Walkies and I did receive a free copy of the book I can … Continue reading Dogs n Dracula – a book post
https://www.instagram.com/p/B5Ottxpg97z/ This weeks book snap, a delightful book about the nomad lifestyle with four dogs in tow. Really enjoying reading Jackie's account of exploring Romania in a caravan with four cavapoos. Would love to follow in Jackie's footsteps, one day maybe. This is a great read, especially if you are planning a trip to the … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Adventuring with dogs
Portrait of Ada Lovelaceby Margaret Sarah Carpenter So why is the new pup called Ada? Well first up we wanted a short name easy for her to learn, Ada fitted the bill, but it didn't just come from nowhere. The first impression this lovely pup made was that she was highly intelligent. She had a … Continue reading Why is Ada called Ada?
I missed last weeks booksnap but back on track now, this week a steampunk theme and two books that feature the remarkable Ada Lovelace as a character. I have been really surprised to encounter an amazing number of people who don't know who Ada Lovelace is, something we encounter whenever we explain our new canine's … Continue reading A Steampunk #BookSnapSunday
Creativity is the most important skill of the 21st century, important for problem solving and for well being, but we sometimes forget that we are all creative creatures, it is one of the things that defines us as human, the ability to meet the world with a curious mind and creative responses. Sometimes we need … Continue reading Creativity
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4ZE6_yAfS7/?hl=en I absolutely love the diary of Frida Kahlo, what an amazing woman she was. What I love most about her diary is the sheer immediacy and intimacy of the diary and most of all I love the colour and the unpolished nature of the diary, the rough, naive nature of the illustration. This is … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – The diary of Frida Kahlo
https://www.instagram.com/p/B4HJ0O-A1Qh/ We have been walking in Laurel bank park, the pond with the water lilies seemed a perfect opportunity for book snap Sunday and Ross King's fantastic account of Monet and the famous waterlily paintings that grace the Musée de l'Orangerie. Really enjoyed this great read and it sparked a wider interest in the politics … Continue reading This week’s book snap Sunday – Monet and the water lilies
https://www.instagram.com/p/B3xxyZXgx5X/ Went for a Halloween theme this week for BookSnapSunday, the books are Reaper Man and Mort, two of Terry Pratchett's Discworld novels featuring Death, one of my favourite characters on the Disc. Death is just such a likeable character and the jokes are to die for, (pun or as Death would say PUNNE, INTENDED). … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Halloween is coming
Curiosity positively impacts our health and well being, protecting cognitive function and adding to our ability to be creative and innovative. image public domain pixabay Curiosity and health Did you know that curiosity stimulates the dopaminergic and nonadrenegic systems in the brain, systems that are susceptible to age related decline. Dopamine and norephinephrine, have neuroprotective … Continue reading Curiosity- curiouser and curiouser