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A Christmas Story Challenge ;-)

My friends came up with an interesting exercise – to write a collective story for Christmas. The problem was, everyone was starting in different places and posting their ideas at the same time, and they appeared in random order, making a total mess of everything.

What I saw, however, was that all the participants, who were not writers by the way, had very interesting ideas and it looked as though with the very same beginning in mind, everyone created a different story, and this story was special and fascinating.

And I thought, what if everyone had a chance to write their story properly, without random, misplaced interference? How cool it would be! Read the rest of this entry »

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The biggest bookstore in Europe ;-)

I got lucky to work in London last couple of week, and I went to the biggest and yummiest book store in the whole Europe – Waterstones Piccadilly. Just imagine – over eight miles of bookshelves on six huge floors, thousands and thousands books… This is heaven!

And they have a whole corner dedicated to Harry Potter with special editions, collector goodies, fans’ staff etc… have a look:

Being a huuuuge fan of Harry Potter, I was, of course, unable to resist the temptation 😉

I did not get a wand or a snitch, but another brand new book “Harry Potter, A Journey through a History of Magic”. Would be a special Halloween treat for myself :-D:-D:-D It’s a book of cool extras, and trust me, it’s really cool!

Enjoy your day!

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy

 

 
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Posted by on November 5, 2017 in Inspiring, News

 

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The magic of sciences

As I have promised in my previous post, I will talk a little about my recent trips.

So, first of all, I went to Geneva.

I understand why Geneva was one of the favorite places for vacation – the landscapes are gorgeous and even in summer, the heat is not unbearable at night. The city is very clean, there is a lot of museums and touristic things.

Leman lake, Geneva

I particularly loved the park by the Leman lake, next to the botanic garden. An interesting surprise was awaiting me there – a museum of the history of sciences.

Do not get me wrong – I have never been particularly gifted and attracted to sciences, but I couldn’t help finding it fascinating – they display an incredible variety of scientific instruments, from the simplest ones to the most elaborate, and all these old instruments have something magical about them.

Just look:

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This is a hand-driven Orrery, designed to demonstrate the motion of the main planets of the solar system made in the second half of XVIII century.  Isn’t is marvelous?

Here are some more science-related wonders:

But do you know what is even more fascinated? In the museum and outside, there are small devices with detailed explanations that anyone can play with to determine, let’s say, the time of the day, or the high of a nearby tree. Have a look:

 

The museum is located in a very beautiful villa. It is open even on Sundays and it is free to visit.

Triggers imagination, doesn’t it? 😉

 

Kateryna Kei, Author of Raven Boy

 
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Posted by on July 23, 2017 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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JuNoWriMo, a new writing challenge ;-)

For those who would like to write a book in one month as part of a supportive, fun and passionate writers, the next writing challenge is about to start! Read the rest of this entry »

 

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An ocean view, a telescope, and a beautiful story

I have just rad a juicy romance book that was mentioning an old Hollywood movie called “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. And I decided to watch it out of curiosity.

Guess what? I was WOWed! When I finished watching this old black-and-white movie from 1947, I headed straight for Amazon and bought both the DVD and the original book.

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Posted by on May 10, 2017 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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Merry Christmas!

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Christmas is here with its magic! Joy, laughter, festive mood, and a great opportunity to make a wish upon the first star…

Merry Christmas, everyone!

 
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Posted by on December 25, 2016 in Inspiring, Uncategorized

 

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To Inspire You

Have you ever stopped in admiration in front of a magnificent stained-glass window of a cathedral? Do you remember how it turns the light into breathtakingly marvelous patterns and pictures?

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Visions of passing time by Sylvie Ometz 167 cm X 76,5 cm

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Posted by on November 4, 2016 in Inspiring

 

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