Sunday Selections

October 12, 2014

Today I’m taking it slow. Last week was a week that wore me thin. You know those weeks I’m talking about where everything is a struggle? Today I recharged with a slow autumn stroll around my neighbourhood, regaining some perspective and appreciating all of the beauty this time of year holds.

Berlin in Autumn

This week’s favourite links are:

WATCH: I’ve just finished reading ‘I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban’; an incredibly moving and inspirational story about one courageous girl’s campaign for girls’ right to education across the world. Her father, Ziauddin Yousafzai, reminds the world of this simple truth again in his recent TED talk presented in Canada: equality in educational opportunities, autonomy and the importance of an independent identity.

READ: Chances are, somebody somewhere thinks you talk funny. This article explores what our accents say about us and why it’s so difficult to lose one.

EAT: I’ve got a thing for soups at the moment. As the weather becomes cooler, I am craving nothing more than a warm, nourishing bowl of soup in the evenings. Ben is not impressed. Soup is not dinner, he complains. I disagree and am making this roasted red pepper tortilla soup tomorrow night. Tough.

MAKE: If this isn’t the quickest and easiest DIY wood and leather hat rack, I don’t know what is. What a great little project.

BUY: This product is only in the developmental stage, but I want a Nixie! Aerial photography just became super accessible.

GO: I’m starting to feel the itch to explore a faraway, exotic land, outside of the European continent. Marianna Jamadi’s stunning photography of Mongolia has got me thinking…

Best wishes for a calm and quiet week.

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