Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Sonya Plans To Row Her Tiny Boat Six Thousand Miles Across the Pacific From Choshi, Japan To San Francisco...

Sonya Baumstein could have flown as most people do from Choshi, Japan to San Francisco, but no, she's the sort of twenty eight year old who likes a challenge and wasn't in a hurry. Which is fortunate because rowing the
six thousand nautical miles voyage in her specially designed little twenty three foot craft, described here, is going to take
more than a few days.
If you can dream it, you can do it...

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What A Great Idea...

It's definitely not a new idea.
But it's certainly one I've never seen before.
And it's so simple. And so obvious.
Well it appears to be. There's sure to be someone out there, Mr Sharkey perhaps,
who'll be able to shed some light
on this slide-out motor...

Monday, May 25, 2015

The Ecocapsule. A Very Beautiful Practical Off Grid Living Pod For Two...

The Ecocapsule. A beautiful, practical, off grid, self contained, 86 sq ft living pod for two people.
Who're happy to have their lives go egg shaped.
It's got all the things that make life work, solar, wind generation, toilet, water collection and storage, a good bed, a compact kitchen. It can be transported in a shipping container or you can tow it. There's more about it here and here.
The Ecocapsule. It's so much better than
life going pear shaped..

Sunday, May 24, 2015

We Are What We Eat...

These fun flags were made from foods associated with the eighteen different countries
represented at an International Food Festival at Australia's Sydney some time ago.
There's Italy with basil, pasta and tomatoes. Brazil with banana leaf, limes, pineapple
and passionfruit.
India with curries, rice and pappadum wafer. Japan, so simple with it's tuna and rice. Greece and its Kalamata olives and Feta cheese. Lebanon with Lavash, Fattoush and herbs.Vietnam and Rabutan, lychee and startfruit. Australia and its meat pie, pastry
and tomato sauce.
South Korea and its Kumbap and sauces. The United Kingdom and its scone, cream and jam.
France with blue cheese, brie and grapes. China with Pittaya/dragon fruit and Starfruit.
The US. Hot Dogs of course with ketchup,
cheese and mustard.
Indonesia with spicy curry and rice. Turkey and its Turkish Delight. Spain and Chorizo and rice. Thailand with sweet chilli sauce, Blue Swimmer Crab and shredded coconut. And there's Switzerland with Charcoteries and Emmental.
We may very well be what we eat...

Saturday, May 23, 2015

You Have To Kiss A Lot Of Frogs Before You Find A Prince But You'll Have To Hurry. They're becoming extinct...

You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince, so the saying goes,
but you'll have to hurry.
The wonderful little creatures seen here are unfortunately on their way to extinction.
In real life, according to Paul Coelho, in his famous book, By The River Piedra I Sat And Wept, a princess may well kiss a prince before the prince invariably turns into a frog...