• Books

    Traveling the world with books

    I love reading about reading challenges. As I recently read about several bloggers traveling the world with books, I decided to check how international my reading has been in 2019. For each book I read in 2019, I will check what is the nationality of the author and then list all the books by country This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Australia The Rosie Project (Graeme Simsion): This was a fun and lovely romance novel. You can read my review here. The Rosie Effect (Graeme Simsion): This is the sequel of The Rosie Project and it was also a very nice read. Wundersmith:…

  • Life and blog

    Our favorite toys this Summer

    As this Summer has been particularly hot until now, the boys have spent much time in water. We just run some water (not too much!) in the bathtub and we let them play with their bath toys. We recently bought new bath toys that the children particularly love but there are other favorite toys with which the children currently play a lot. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Our favorite toys We are happy we bought these new bath toys because the children had a lot of fun with them. Even my daughter, who is seven, loved playing with them in the bathtub.…

  • Books

    Book review: Circe (Madeline Miller)

    I read Circe a few months ago, after I read many positive critics about the book on different blogs. Actually, I was very excited about the book because I have been interested in Greek and Roman mythology for a long time. I even liked the latin classes in high school. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. What is Circe about? Circe is written like a memoir. This is the story of the famous magician Circe, who is most famous for changing Ulysses’s crew into pigs.  The story begins when Circe parents meet. Her father, Helios, is a titan and the god of sun.…

  • Creativity

    Time to think…

    As the school year is going to an end, I have a thought for all the students finishing high school and going through exams. In France, where I used to live when I was younger, Baccalaureate examinations began today with the traditional philosophy examinations. The subjects have now been made public. Do you want to take a little time to think about what you would answer to the different questions? This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. For each of the different sections of the baccalaureate, students have to choose between two questions and the commentary of a given text. Students have four hours…

  • Life and blog

    One year of blogging

    A few days ago, I received a message from WordPress: “Happy Anniversary with wordpress.com”. Shortly after, WordPress congratulated me for receiving 50 likes and 20 follows on the blog. It made me happy to see that I managed to keep blogging one year long. It has been a long time and I learned a lot. It was not always easy to get motivated to write and I have had moments of doubt during this year of blogging but now I am glad I did not give up. My results since June 2018: one year of blogging During the first months of my blogging journey, traffic was very low. During the…

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    Why aquaristics is the perfect hobby for your family

    Aquaristics is a very comprehensive hobby which can please your whole family. Little children love feeding the fishes and even small babies love watching fishes swimming in the aquarium. As a friend of ours would say, an aquarium is the perfect baby-tv. Teenagers and adults can learn a lot about science and technology when setting up an aquarium. An aquarium can also be a perfect hobby for artistic people who like living in a beautiful environment. This post may contain affiliate links. See the Disclosures page for more information. Setting up an aquarium If you want to buy an aquarium, you do not have to buy immediately a 500 L…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – the end of the month

    May is over. I am glad about it. It was a difficult month and I hope June will be better. This is also the end of my learning to code with Python project. As already said, I did not reach all of my goals. The month was very busy and on the top of that, we faced some computer problems. However, I worked on my Python skills every day and could review a lot of basic Python knowledge. Learning to code with Python: all the posts of May Here is an overview of the posts I wrote this month. 1- Starting a new project 2 – Learning to code with…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – third week

    This is my third week of learning to code with Python. I worked every day on my coding skills but I faced some technical problems with my computer and I do not think I will reach all my objectives for this month. However, I do not want to be too negative about that. I am happy I could review the basics of the Python language, even if I did not practice as much as I had hoped. Learning to code with Python – third week 15/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + Codecademy (one exercise from the Practice makes perfect section) 16/05: read one chapter of Let’s code Python + 15…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – second week

    This was again a busy week and it was difficult to find time to work on my coding skills. During the second week of learning to code with Python, I mostly kept working with Codecademy but I also began reading a book on Python. I indeed bought a book on Python to be able to use better my commute time. Learning to code with Python – second week 08/05: Codecademy, Battleship! (5 exercises out of 19) 09/05:Codecademy, Battleship! (+ 2 exercises) 10/05: Read one chapter of Let’s code Python  11/05: Codecademy, Battleship ( +12 exercises, finished the chapter) 12/05: Codecademy Loops (13 exercises out of 19) 13/05: Codecademy Loops (+ 6…

  • STEM

    Learning to code with Python – first week

    This week was exhausting. Not so much because it was the first week of the Learning to code with Python challenge though. There was a lot to do at work. All the colleagues in my working group were sick the all week and it was very stressful. Moreover, because of the bad weather, the children could not go so much to the playground and therefore did not always behaved as we would have wished. This is the reason why I could not write this post until now. But I still could work on my Python skills every day. Not as much as I wanted, but still every day. Learning to…