• Books

    Book review: The Sacrifice (Indrajit Garai)

    This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. The Sacrifice is the first work of fiction of Indrajit Garai. However, he already published non-fiction books about ayurveda. I discovered this book through Estelle who is his most devoted reader. If you want to know more about the author, you can check her website. She made me curious about the book and I decided to buy and read it The Sacrifice  The book is composed of three short stories: The Move, The Listener and the Sacrifice. The Move is about Guillaume, a farmer facing financial difficulties. Guillaume lives alone with his son Hugo as the…

  • Life and blog

    10 sweet family activities for Christmas time

    December has now begun and Christmas is approaching. As my daughter is getting impatient, I am trying to propose to her and her little brothers different family activities for Christmas time. I am looking for activities that are both fun and somewhat educational too. Here is a list of some of our favorite Christmas activities. This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Sweet family activities for Christmas time Baking Christmas cookies Children love baking. My daughter and my older son can both help in the kitchen. We prepare the cookie dough together. Later, the children can also help to cut the cookies. We…

  • Languages

    The month of learning Spanish – conclusion

    The month of learning Spanish is now over. I learned some Spanish everyday for the all month. It is now time to write the conclusion of this experience. Some figures Duolingo Exercises: 71 Duolingo stories: 20 Total points Duolingo: 1364 goFluent  Grammar exercises: 12 Articles: 5 Videos: 3 How To: 2 Vocabulary exercises: 4 Total goFluent exercises: 26 Conclusion I am happy I tried this because it motivated me to work on my Spanish. Of course, I still am no fluent Spanish speaker, but I reviewed many points of the language I had totally forgotten and I improved much. The points where I improved most were vocabulary and conjugations. It…

  • Languages

    The month of learning Spanish: fourth week report

    I am now writing the fourth week report of my month of learning Spanish. The monthly challenge will soon be over. I have been able to find time every day to work a little on my Spanish skills so I am pretty happy I have tried this. What I did this week (fourth week report) 22/11: 1 Duolingo story + 2 Duolingo exercises + 4 Gofluent exercises (2 grammar + 1 How to + 1 article) 23/11: 2 exercises Duolingo + 3 exercises Gofluent (grammar) 24/11: 3 Gofluent exercises (2 videos + 1 vocabulary) + 1 Duolingo exercise + 1 Duolingo story 25/11: 3 Duolingo exercises + 1 Duolingo story…

  • Languages

    Great gifts for French learners

    As we enter November, we all begin to think about which Christmas presents to buy for our close ones. After writing a post about presents ideas for Spanish learners, I decided to post a list of great gifts for French learners. I hope you can find some idea you like if one of your close ones is learning French.  This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Great gifts for French learners Le Petit Prince (Antoine de St-Exupery) This is a classic for French learners. This is a short easy book with a beautiful and powerful story. La Grammaire Est Une Chanson Douce (Erik…

  • Languages,  STEM

    Python projects ideas for language learners

    As part of my month of learning Spanish, I have been wondering how I could combine my language project with other learning projects that are less in focus right now.  I have been thinking about combining language learning with coding, as I want to learn to code with Python too. I finally set up a list of easy Python projects ideas for language learners. Python projects ideas for language learners Project 1: create your own Spanish-English dictionary with Python Creating a dictionary in Python is not difficult. This can just take a little time to enter all the items. You use curly brackets to create the dictionary. You can give…

  • Languages

    The month of learning Spanish: third week report

    This is already the third week of my month of learning Spanish. This week again, I could not spend as much time learning Spanish as I had hoped but I managed to work on my Spanish skills every day. I am now writing my third week report. What I did this week (third week report) 15/11: 1 Duolingo story + 2 Duolingo exercises + review conjugation of comer, vivir and ser (indicative) 16/11: 1 Duolingo story + 1 Duolingo exercise 17/11: 1 Duolingo story + 2 Duolingo exercises + test go fluent (B2: COMPRENSIÓN AUDITIVA63%, COMPRENSIÓN LECTORA88%, GRAMÁTICA88%, VOCABULARIO75%) + Gofluent Vocabulario de horario de trabajo 18/11: 3 Duolingo exercises 19/11: 1 Duolingo story + 2…

  • Languages

    The month of learning Spanish: second week report

    This has been a busy week again. Work was busy again, I had to take the children to the doctor again and I did not get enough sleep. There were days I really had to struggle to find a little time to work on my Spanish. Fortunately, I managed to practice Spanish a little everyday so I am still on track with my month of learning Spanish challenge. I am now writing my second week report.  What I did this week (second week report) 8/11: read 2 posts of the blog El blog para appender espanol (key en espanol + vocabulario de navidad) + 2 Duolingo exercises + 1 Duolingo…

  • Languages

    The month of learning Spanish: first week report

    This week has been very busy. There was much to do at work. I had to take the children to the doctor. However, I could still work on my Spanish. I am happy about that. This post is a first week report of my month of learning Spanish. This is important because this will help me to define my learning strategy for the next weeks. What I did this week (first week report) 1/11: test + Duolingo 2 exercises 2/11: 3 Duolingo exercises + learn conjugation amar (indicative) 3/11: Duolingo story + 1 Duolingo exercise 4/11: 2 Duolingo stories + 5 Duolingo exercises 5/11: 1 Duolingo story + 6 Duolingo…

  • Languages

    Awesome presents for Spanish learners

    As we enter November, we all begin to think about which Christmas presents to buy for our close ones. As this month is my month of learning Spanish, I decided to post a list of awesome presents for Spanish learners. I hope you can find some idea you like if one of your close ones is learning Spanish.  This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more information. Awesome presents for Spanish learners A phrase-a-day Spanish calendar This calendar will enable you to learn Spanish all the year long. This is a great way to motivate you to work regularly. A visual dictionary This Spanish-English visual…