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Posts tagged "Language"

Get your brain in gear: 4 Brain Training tips you can try in the shower

During my Brain Training Weekly Challenge I started to get my brain in shape. Now I’m so incandescently bright (and smug about it) I’m going to show you exactly how I got there. Okay, it’s obviously not that simple, but with life expectancy soaring and pension funds crashing, one thing is for sure: we can...

Weekly Challenge #29: Poetry

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” Seamus Heaney Following the recent passing of the incomparable Seamus Heaney, I felt a strong urge to spend some time reading poetry. That, dear reader, sounds like a Weekly Challenge! So this week I shall be reading 7 poets, wandering lonely...

Weekly Challenge #27: live like a Gaucho

For our second week in Argentina, we headed south west of Buenos Aires to volunteer on an Estancia (Argentinian ranch) set in the remote, flat, endless pampas. With my wife being the world’s biggest horse fan it was an opportunity for her to see how horses live in this gaucho (cowboy) culture. For me, the...
Learning a language is brain food

Learning a language is brain food

As I counted down the months, weeks and days to My Year In Flux, I found myself feverishly casting around for displacement activity to which I could apply myself. Of the several new hobbies which have kept the madness at bay, the most rewarding by far was learning a new language from scratch. Then I...