I have a pen-pal and we write good, old fashioned letters to each other. He lives in Sydney, and I live in London, and we communicate with words that we write, on paper, and then send in the post. Weird huh? In this technological age, where everything is instantaneous, it’s hard to see why any two 24 year olds would like to use this outdated method of keeping in touch. But, the art of letter writing is still alive and kicking.
I’ve become a little obsessed with Asimov as of late. I discovered him last year when I was looking into science fiction literature for my Master’s degree, but I didn’t really read much other than the odd short story. I finally decided to tackle his masterpiece, The Foundation Series, this summer.Let me tell you, no regrets!
I’m currently on holiday in the Netherlands, visiting some friends and family and having a good time. Yesterday, I went to Maastricht, a city in the South of the country, and there I spent the day drinking coffee on lively terraces and reading my book in the sunshine…bliss!
When you think of a quintessentially Australian animal, most people instantly think of kangaroos. These hopping marsupials have many adaptations that have helped them to thrive in an Australian environment. With their huge tails, powerful hind legs, and spacious pouches, kangaroos are very curious indeed.
My world trip lasted four and a half months and during that time I read 11 books. I discovered that most hostels have a book shelf where you can swap a book that you’ve read for a new one; what a brilliant idea! Here are some five star treasures I found around the world.