Monday, November 19, 2012

The Penning Board 2012-4

The Penning Board Items of the Week

Vlog: Happy Travels! Thanks for watching! Also Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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Sneak Peek for the Week: Wednesday and Friday posts involve Germany! woohoo! :)

Movie: “Robin Hood” (2010) with Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett
I have always been intrigued by the legend of Robin Hood. I'm a big fan of the movies too from this latest film to Kevin Costner and Sean Connery to the Disney and Cary Elwes' Men in Tights versions. That's why I'm planning to go to Sherwood Forest and Nottingham, England next year! :) I can't wait!
Interesting News: Tourists swim in Venice square as heavy rain pounds Italy

Swimming attractions in Italy...how about the square? Tourists had an odd extra sight-seeing activity recently when the current heavy rains that have descended upon Italy left Venice flooding. Tourists were seen swimming in the middle of a Venice square in several feet of water. There have been several deaths relating to the flood waters. See pictures at the link below.

http://news.yahoo.com/tourists-swim-venice-square-heavy-rain-pounds-italy-104459072.html

Book: "The Regal Rules for Girls" by Jerramy Fine

This book caught my eye at the library and I had to pick it up. I had heard of the author and the subject was intriguing - how to act as a British royal...when you're not, well royal. lol. It was an interesting read and now has a prominent spot as a research tool for a future novel I'm working on involving young British royalty in the 21st century. It's a fascinating book filled with nearly everything you need to know to either blend in with royals or snag one for a date.

Bible Verse: “In the same way, let your light so shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father who is in heaven. - Matthew 5:16 (NIV)

Quote: “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Song: “Someone Like You” by Shawn Colvin

So I'm pretty sure this is my favorite travel-related song ever! Just listen to the words. What do you think? Ever since I heard this song years ago, it has had a special place in my heart. It's quite romantic and I must say I will definitely play it at my wedding.
Listen to it here. (The fan-made video is sweet and a bit cheesy...but just listen to the song.)

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