Party Invite

Hello everybody! We’re organising a bloggers’ party on 23 October, see details here. All are invited to join in and to make new friends. 🙂

Don’t Read My Blog

Any of you ever felt that you’re a blogger inside a hamster wheel?

I was looking at statistics and began to wonder what they do to the unwary blogger.

Don’t Read My Blog

Do you agree or disagree?

A Vote!

I’m doing the Dogwood 2016 photography challenge and I just posted four photos and a vote to accompany them for last week’s theme, Black & White Landscape.

Anyone here care to cast a vote as which one is the best of the four, it’d be much appreciated! (Also any comment you care to leave as to why.)

Along the Thames

Thanks in advance 🙂

Italics or Blue?

Hello lovely people!

Just looking for some advice regarding how to present bilingual posts – after some experimenting I’ve come to the decision that alternating chunks of text is the best (the page jumps didn’t work for e-mail followers). I now got two formats that I tried and I’d like some opinions which one is easier to follow?

The first method I used was to differentiate the second language by putting the paragraphs in italics like in this post:

Rest in Peace? The Wandering Remains of Christopher Columbus

But because my theme puts quotes in italics and I sometimes use italics in a text anyway, I thought that maybe putting the second language in a different colour might be better. Like this post:

The Siege (El asedio)

In which format is it easier to follow the text for a monolingual reader?

Thanks a lot in advance!

The World – según Tolstói

I had a go at another bilingual post – y me costó bastante, de verdad!

Anyhow, here’s the result:

The World According to Tolstoy (El mundo según Tolstói)

…for anybody who loves Tolstoy, especially War & Peace and Mario Vargas Llosa!

Y si alguien aquí quiere ayudarme y me corregir los errores, le agradecería!

Have a good day, folks! 🙂

Merry Christmas!

… to you all – with some pictures of the Christmas lights on the Cutty Sark in Greenwich.

Quién habla español aquí?

Just asking! 🙂 I’m busy working on adding bilingual content to my blog and today I published only my second genuinely bilingual post (English-Spanish). Since I’m neither a native English speaker, nor a native Spanish speaker I feel unreasonably proud of this achievement… and would also welcome some feedback! 🙂

Two Versions of The Old Man and the Sea (Dos versiones de El viejo y el mar)

Thanks a lot! (¡Muchas gracias!)