One life is not enough

One life is not enough

Green Renaissance

‘If you are not a reader, you have only one life. But if you are a reader, you have a million lives.’ Rakel believes that one life is not enough. The span of years and hours and seconds that makes up her life, do not give her the time to experience all that she would like to. But the power of a good story opens the door to endless travel and adventure. Rakel Helmsdal is a writer, a puppeteer and an artist. Journey into her world!

Visit Rakel HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn :

  • One life is not enough
  • Hundreds and thousands of things
  • Go exploring
  • A new adventure
  • If you are a reader you have a million lives
  • You lose yourself in it
  • It makes me richer
  • Understand the world more
  • Something that touches you
  • I can’t help telling stories
  • I have to tell them
  • It’s larger than themselves
  • The errors you made
  • Life is not perfect
  • According to plan
  • The world needs creative people
  • Its so terribly important
  • Do what you love
  • Keep your feet on the ground
  • Dream while I’m still awake
  • Get lost
  • It’s your adventure
  • I want to make people dream
  • That’s what I love the most


Books on wheels

Books on wheels


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • At about 3 books a week I probably read over 50 books
  • Sit around with nothing to do
  • Just stare off into space
  • A leisure time activity
  • There are a lot of misconceptions about people who are living outside
  • Interested in literature
  • They haven’t been to college
  • There are many assumptions that people make
  • Part of the Street Books’ mission
  • To restore the dignity of people who have been cast aside
  • To put at the margin of things
  • Patrons are often grateful for the opportunity
  • Get the books, get the stories
  • We have short stories, long stories, true stories, love stories, war stories

Street Books is a bicycle-powered traveling library that serves homeless people in Portland, Oregon. Librarians bike to select locations where people can borrow books without having to show ID or proof of address Read more @ Street Books

Until it’s just you…

Until it’s just you…

A beautiful poem by Canadian spoken word artist Shane Koyczan about the wild within British Columbia, Canada

 [Destination British Columbia]

It’s just the ocean.

Until you are pulling your dinner out of it.

Until you see first-hand everything that lives in it.

Until you feel the push and pull of a thing so vast…

It is untameable.

It’s just a tree.

Until you see someone release the art trapped inside it.

Until you need shade from the sun or reprieve from the rain.

Until the night steals the warmth in you blood and a cedar sacrifices his its own flesh to give you fire.

It’s just a mountain.

Until you are standing at the bottom of it.

Face to face with it.

Until you take your first step to the top of it.

Until you reach the summit and stand eye level with the setting sun

It’s just a sky.

Until the stars poke holes in the darkness.

Until the wind pushes its howl through the open air with a wildness so blatant.

It sounds like a song you must dance to.

And it all looks…

So tame.

Until you there surrounded by no one.

Until water, earth, fire and air rewind you to a time you once knew.

Until the world feels massive again.

Until it’s just you…




Some people’s lives are entirely their own creations. James Rebanks’ isn’t. The first son of a shepherd, who was the first son of a shepherd himself, he and his family have lived and worked in and around the Lake District for generations.
In evocative and lucid prose, James Rebanks takes us through a shepherd’s year, offering a unique account of the rural life and fundamental connection with the land that most of us have lost.

Buy online HERE

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

• A shepherd is nothing without his sheepdogs
• My work is only possible because of them
• Gather fields
• Dog and stick farming
• Old fashion way of farming
• I wanted to tell everybody about it
• Historically significant
• We’re a family farm
• Loving every moment of it
• He was free, he was independent, he was proud
• Loved every moment of it
• However big or small
• My book is an attempt to share that world and explain it
• A deep sense of belonging
• They’re shaped by the landscape
• We are proud of what we are
• Try and keep it going in the future




Inspire me #14 – Classic Stories for your ears

Inspire me #14 – Classic Stories for your ears


[Guilherme Martins]

Saraiva  is Brazil’s largest retail bookstore, a centennial brand.  To promote their on-demand audiobooks they redesigned renowned vinyl record covers, featuring characters from classic literature books. 

Get the on-demand content HERE

Standing on the edge of the world

Standing on the edge of the world


 [Destination British Columbia]

“When I pause   Listen   I hear it

The Calling   A beacon to return to a place   And myself  British Columbia

To be amongst the elements    The purest water and air

Fertile abundance

 A natural richness that overtime has quietly becomes the true currency of life

And this place is the kingdom of abundance

A land of giants    British Columbia forces you to rethink life’s measures

What is big?   What is power?   What is important?

The supreme nature    Super  Natural

The thread that connects us all is undeniable in this place that the aboriginal peoples have honored for millennia

Massive groves   Standing giants fed by the climate and circle of life

Altitude swings that take you from sea  to sky

From rainforest  to dessert   to snow-capped peaks.

This is the place where wildlife thrives

All in the court of her majesty   mother nature

She chose this place to erect her monuments

Masterpieces forever in the making constant and changing

A dichotomy that reflects our refined civilization and raw wilderness

It’s the rush of standing on the edge of the world

The deafening quiet of a mystical morning

The exhilaration of British Columbia that reminds you of what it feels like to be alive

To find the wild within   Super  natural British Columbia ”

 Discover more HERE

Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give

Sometimes the perfect surprise isn’t the one you get, it’s the one you give


Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

  • The perfect surprise
  • They soon became the best of friends
  • The weather grew warmer
  • Act strangely
  • Feel better
  • She began to search for a way to make her friend happy
  • Anna knew the answer right away
  • Up and up they drove
  • They could drive no further
  • At long last the time came to say goodbye



Exchange your skills for a free holiday


Visitors to Italy can stay for free by sharing skills and goods.

Thousands of B&Bs in Italy are offering stays in exchange for services and skills ranging from social media to live music, DIY to olive picking.

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