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Subway maps

One of my favourite Humans of New York posts:

“He’s obsessed with the subway maps. We bought him some to hang on his wall, and when we walk in his room, he’ll be studying them. He knows all the stops for all the trains. He loves to ask strangers what stop they’re going to, so that he can give them advice.”

(via Humans of New York)

I love nothing more than asking people who look lost on the train where they’re going. It’s immensely rewarding to help someone out in the smallest of ways.

Einstein’s riddle – can you solve it?

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My brother asked me the other day if I fancied trying to solve a riddle. Naturally I said yes so we had a little competition to see who could solve Einstein’s riddle first.

Albert Einstein wrote this riddle and famously said that 98% of the world’s population would not be able to solve it. All I will say is that if I can solve this, you can too! It took me fifteen minutes and my brother twenty minutes to solve (can’t beat a little sibling rivalry) and it’s a really fun puzzle. Anyone can solve it, you just need a little patience.

Let me know how you get on!

Einstein’s riddle

1. In a street there are five houses, painted five different colours.
2. In each house lives a person of different nationality.
3. These five homeowners each drink a different kind of beverage, smoke a different brand of cigar and keep a different pet.

The question: who owns the fish?

Hints:

1. The Brit lives in a red house.
2. The Swede keeps dogs as pets.
3. The Dane drinks tea.
4. The Green house is next to, and on the left of the White house.
5. The owner of the Green house drinks coffee.
6. The person who smokes Pall Mall rears birds.
7. The owner of the Yellow house smokes Dunhill.
8. The man living in the centre house drinks milk.
9. The Norwegian lives in the first house.
10. The man who smokes Blends lives next to the one who keeps cats.
11. The man who keeps horses lives next to the man who smokes Dunhill.
12. The man who smokes Blue Master drinks beer.
13. The German smokes Prince.
14. The Norwegian lives next to the blue house.
15. The man who smokes Blends has a neighbour who drinks water.

So, who owns the fish?

via The Manbottle Library. You can find the answer here.

Image: Sofi

Michelle Obama Mom Dancing

It’s sadly been a while since my last post. Not sure why, but time has clearly run away with itself and I’ve been too busy living life to write about it!

Which, in a way, is a shame because the whole purpose of this blog is to write about what I get up to in London to remember all the things I’ve done (and to encourage others to try the good bits too). I’ll try and catch up soon, as I have been to some interesting places recently. I’ve even been South of the river. Twice.

For now though cast your eyes over this awesome bit of Mom dancing by Michelle Obama. Like everyone else who has blogged about this I bloody love Michelle Obama. There would be a picture of her under awesome in my pictorial dictionary.

And Brits – share with your mum for Mother’s Day. She will love it. Just don’t try and get her to recreate it…

Everyone says they would have fought against slavery 150 years ago. Now’s your chance.

Each day WordPress and their Freshly Pressed function brings at least one gem to the table. Last Sunday I noticed a post called ‘What choices do I have‘ which I found suitably intriguing.

I’m interested in consumerism and find the internet to be a great source of inspiration, and the blog in question is just another of those posts that remind me to think once again about my lifestyle choices. There are so many more things about my life that I could change, and posts like this provide a nudge and encourage me to take another step.

This blog post led me to Slavery Footprint, a site that evaluates your life choices and suggests the number of slaves that essentially work for you. There are lots of interesting stats dotted throughout and the site is beautifully made. At the very least, taking the short quiz will highlight habits that you probably wish you didn’t have, and it might spur you on to start making the changes you need to make in order to be the person you want to be.

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Each and every like encourages me to continue blogging. Everyone needs an outlet and this is mine – so thanks for reading, liking, commenting and sharing.

Your interaction leads me to check out every single one of you and I find lots of brilliant new blogs to follow this way… not bad for a simple ‘like’!