May 13th, 2012

geneva pirate invasion

This week I went on my first-ever trip to Switzerland! I used to pride myself on travelling lightly, just a tiny rucksack, but I never used to travel around foreign cities wearing big hats or dressed as a pirate. Some of the morning commuters on the Geneva trams looked a bit surprised.

The head librarian of the International School of Geneva invited me to come to her school after getting a lovely recommendation from writer and illustrator Nick Sharratt (thanks, Nick!) and I jumped at the chance.

It's a beautiful school. There are lots of International Schools all over the world, but this one was the first.

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mother's day in north america

Oh wow, you totally have to read this comic by Canadian creator Kate Beaton, about the time her mum took her to see a friend to get help with her art school portfolio. It's so real. (When you get to her blog, click on the image to read the whole comic.)

Happy Mother's Day to my own mother, who always made sure my sister and I had lots of paper and craft supplies to mess around with.