Book Review: So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport.

How do we develop a fulfilling career? Conventional wisdom says that we should follow our passion: find the thing that excites us and pursue it with all our might. Not everyone agrees. In his book, ‘So good they can’t ignore you’, Cal Newport makes a striking counter-argument. He argues that we don’t find passion but …

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A Taste Of Portugal – sun, sea and history in the heartland.

  Beautiful memories of Portugal continue to haunt me. I’ve already written about how wonderful Lisbon was, a city I yearn to visit again. But Portugal is so much more than Lisbon and I had a chance to venture outside of the city during my recent visit. A smorgasbord of wonders with beautiful scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, quaint …

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A Taste Of Scotland – a day out on the Ayrshire coast.

On a recent trip to Scotland we ended up in Ayrshire quite by accident. Intending to visit the Highlands, a last minute mix-up meant we ended up going to Ayrshire instead. The birthplace of famous sons like Robert the Bruce, Sir Alexander Fleming and Robert Burns, the county of Ayrshire is a region of contrasts. Lying on the …

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A Taste Of France – postcard from Charente.

  From the Atlantic coast to the foothills of the Massif Central the beautiful Poitou-Charentes region of western France is an amazingly diverse landscape. With some of the mildest weather in France outside the areas on the mediterranean, it spans sundrenched beaches, estuaries, vineyards, rivers and woods. Breathtaking are the fields just resplendent with sunflowers their faces …

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