Self-builds: Natural swimming pool made using larch wood

When a woodsman and eco-builder and a DIY natural swimming pool champion come together, you get a self-build match made in heaven – a stunning, eco-friendly organic pool made from larch wood. Woodsman, author and natural eco-builder, Ben Law, created the natural swimming pool at his home in the woods, Prickly Nut Wood, a working coppice woodland in West Sussex, UK. Ben Law enlisted the … Continue reading Self-builds: Natural swimming pool made using larch wood

Tarot Guidance for Sunday 23 April 2017: Temperance

Temperance indicates a need to pace yourself. If you’ve had a busy weekend striving to get things done, now may be the time to stop and have some “down time”. Inner peace and harmony comes from nurturing yourself within. Sit yourself in the garden with a cuppa, do some gentle exercise like Qi Gong that helps […] via Tarot Guidance for Sunday 23 April 2017: Temperance … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Sunday 23 April 2017: Temperance

Climate Change Coloring Book: Making knowledge and awareness accessible to all

A colouring in book has been chosen as a format to provide information about climate change and the underlying issues, which kids and adults alike can understand and learn from. The Climate Change Coloring Book, developed by data artist and computer scientist Brian Foo, is an engaging and insightful book of activities, which are drawn from “data and research from authoritative sources” including NASA. These activities illustrate climate change … Continue reading Climate Change Coloring Book: Making knowledge and awareness accessible to all

Earth Day fact file

Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. For 2017, the theme for Earth Day is “Environmental & Climate Literacy”. The goal is to make sure that by 2020, students graduating high school are climate and environment literate. The first Earth Day was celebrated on April 22, 1970. On the … Continue reading Earth Day fact file

Tarot Guidance for Saturday 22 April 2017: Ace of Swords

As with everything you deal with in life, you want the truth and only the truth. Your intuition is your internal radar of what is real and what is not. The Ace of Swords indicates the need to cut through the veils, otherwise known illusions, to reveal the truth. It is from this point of […] via Tarot Guidance for Saturday 22 April 2017: Ace of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Saturday 22 April 2017: Ace of Swords

Nautilus: Japanese jazz-funk trio’s slick cover of Roy Ayers’ We Live in Brooklyn Baby

Classic Roy Ayers tune We Live in Brooklyn Baby gets a new treatment courtesy of the Japanese jazz-funk trio, Nautilus. Nautilus’s slick production of We Live in Brooklyn Baby would do the legendary vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers proud, with its modern rare groove spin. Nautilus is a Japanese trio comprised of drummer Toshiyuki Sasaki, keyboardist Daisuke Takeuchi, and bassist Shigeki Umezawa. We Live in Brooklyn … Continue reading Nautilus: Japanese jazz-funk trio’s slick cover of Roy Ayers’ We Live in Brooklyn Baby

Land of Legends: An interactive guide into the magic, mysticism and folklore of Wales

Land of Legends takes you on an interactive walk through Wales steeped in mysticism, magic, natural beauty and folklore. Developed as a guide for anybody wanting to visit Wales, the Land of Legends website is an interactive map which charts hidden treasures, popular landmarks, mythical creatures, heroes and heroines. Mapped under 10 categories — including Watery Worlds, Battles, Living Language, Folklore and Tradition, Sacred and Spiritual … Continue reading Land of Legends: An interactive guide into the magic, mysticism and folklore of Wales

Tarot Guidance for Friday 21 April 2017: 3 of Pentacles

3 of Pentacles indicates that your skills and abilities are bringing you results and recognition. You may come in for financial reward at work by way of a bonus for a project you have been involved in, or it may be that your work catches attention in the public sphere. If you are self-employed or […] via Tarot Guidance for Friday 21 April 2017: 3 of … Continue reading Tarot Guidance for Friday 21 April 2017: 3 of Pentacles

Sofar Sounds: Championing musicians playing gigs in a front room near you

Sofar Sounds, the music movement bringing musicians into people’s living rooms and spaces in city’s around the world, is cultivating intimacy, an appreciation for musicians and fans alike, and bringing back a sense of community into the world of gigs. The grassroots “back to basics” approach sees Sofar (Songs From A Room) Sounds host small and intimate shows from people’s homes. Anyone keen to host a … Continue reading Sofar Sounds: Championing musicians playing gigs in a front room near you