Grab a cup of coffee, find a comfy seat and discover some of my favourite blog posts, films, etc from this past week.
Things to watch
“Wild Shepherdess” with Kate Humble. If, like me, you love discovering how people live around the world, then do watch the first 2 episodes of this! Kate Humble visits herding families in Afghanistan and Peru, taking part in their everyday lives (in a TV sort of way). Absolutely fascinating! Episode 3 takes her to Australia and focusses more on the actual sheep farming side of things. Not as interesting (to me, anyway).
Things to read
Aside from the fact that it is somewhat depressing that a book about the “middle-aged brain” seems relevant at all, this is fascinating stuff. New research into how our brains change and develop as we get older (make that “more mature” 😉 ). There are things that get harder, definitely, but there are also things that we get better at. At times, it all gets a bit too scientific for me but overall very very interesting – and encouraging!
Things to listen to
A very moving and personal account by BBC correspondent Lina Sinjab of how the Syrian war has changed both her home city, Damascus, and herself.