The Jewish scholar Abraham Joshua Heschel called race prejudice “the maximum of hatred for the minimum of reason.” But if we’re all made “of one blood,” how can we despise and mistreat one another; for in so doing, we also hurt ourselves. I cannot tell you what it means to be black, I was born […]
I have been running a small solar system for nearly 6 years. This system has worked well, charging batteries for power tools, batteries for electric bikes and a railway track. My shed however also has a mitre saw which draws up to 1400w and I want to buy a bench drill press. To use the […]
A Guild – Any group of plants that are working together to achieve a common goal. Suggested Plants Daffodils *Chives *Bee Balm #Dill #Echinacea #Lupin # &New Jersey TeaLavender (Repels fleas and moths)Tansy &SouthernwoodHorse RadishBorageNasturtium &HyssopCurrantRaspberry Planting herbs under fruit trees Allium – Attracts pollinating insects and repels burrowersBasilOreganoSage – Wards of pests – self […]
Once again I forgot to take pictures of the adding of the electric wheel. However, I have plenty of photos of building the sidecar. It was an exciting journey to design and build a sidecar from scratch. Riding it was strange. The camber of the road caused some interesting moments!
Some of the young people took part in some of the protests that happened around the South West. Millie and Alice who go to our youth group and I recognise Anna who has come to youth group once or twice have been involved in demonstrations previously. Seems they have taken up the challenge once again! […]
I bought a new bike. This is the build and getting it ready for riding. This bike was due for an upgrade – a 1000 watt electric wheel and a sidecar.
I had a meeting this afternoon with Barney from Incarnate Network who I recently met and have started asking for his support in what we are doing. I have been committed and continue to be committed to all that we are doing in Lerryn but I wanted to sound him out and find out what […]
Some while ago, a friend and I built a four-wheel bicycle. Circumstances and changes to lives etc put the project on hold until now! So the project returns. Here is an earlier gallery and a few videos. Watch this space for more news.
They are very useful and can enhance our lifestyles, at the moment however, I constantly see negative influences in our lives. When I leave Fowey River Academy at the end of the day, I pass parents who have just picked up their children from Fowey Primary School and I am shocked at how many parents […]
Tuesday (4th) Prep plus, meeting with line manager Wednesday (5th) Enquiries about canoeing trip September. Thursday (6th) God group plus prep. Paul Collley – Rural Dean came (as much to check out what we did as to speak to us). Friday (7th) Cancelled youth club due to weather and Royal Cornwall. Also sent out invites […]
Get off the roller coaster and start living “Put your hand on a hot stove for a minute, and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour, and it seems like a minute. That’s relativity.” Albert Einsteen As you go older time seems to go quicker. This happens because the […]
My favourite actress. Her films are poignant, funny, serious and entertaining. Breakfast at Tiffany’s is an amazing film and it’s heart reveals a young woman trying to find her way in life. Maybe it should be a text book for schools. As an aside Henri Mancini who wrote the music for the film wrote Moon […]
When it is time for my birthday, what present do my family choose for me? It is difficult for them, although I have to say, they did amazingly well this year. I am blessed with a family who love me and choose to celebrate this special day with me and make it a special day. […]
I am struggling to see how the UK governments can maintain any stance on social justice. Teresa May has recently stated that it was “utterly outrageous” that Fifa had banned the wearing of poppies by English players as it represented a political statement. However, almost in the same breath the Conservative party says no to […]
Security Shelter A place to live Just asking the question. I have in the past worked with homeless folks and I am about to start working with a soup kitchen and it prompted me to ask the question once again. Don’t give a bed, give them back a life
Precious Plastic have a plan: Develop machines to recycle plastic Share the blueprints online, for free Provide people the knowledge to start Spread this information to every corner of the world They’ve developed machines to recycle plastic. Our next project is to start. Soon… Can anybody point us in the direction of someone who can […]
I’m a bit confused as to what this chicken was thinking when he looked at me like that? Maybe he was telling a joke? Why did the human cross the road…. Maybe he was looking at me and thinking, you lay an egg everyday and have it stole from you, then you would look like […]
I garden I build….. It’s always summertime somewhere! Make a Pallet Adirondack Chair Set to enjoy those lazy summer evenings. Introduction I have already made two chairs and maybe it is time to make another or maybe even a two seater! I found this site that gives some idea on how to make them. I […]
Just to remind folks I previously posted about the shed here: New Garden Shed Build. Just a quick update. The old shed has gone and some of the cladding is being reused and the whole structure is being erected elsewhere to live on in another garden. Duchy Timber provided ‘shed’ loads of timber which has […]
I have been working under a very small lean to porch to do any woodworking projects and the current shed was full to the brim of junk. It was time for a new shed. I am completely unsure of what I am doing and have started down this road of building a new shed. Just […]
What do I mean by transitional play? When kids play it becomes a story, an adventure as they move from one creative story to another. When we build parks we tend to think of them as objects and this leads to disjointed play. The play park that was recently built below is good fun and […]
I thankfully posted to The Green Living forum to ask advice about this and met a wonderful guy who has helped amazingly. I am hoping to run a variety of things from my solar powered shed including lights for the garden with if possible a trip system or maybe a switch at the gate and […]