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Spoon Hoolie Lineup 2017

Jane Mickelborough http://www.chatquilit.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JaneSpoons/ https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2017/01/01/greenwood-fest-2017-instructor-jane-mickelborough/ http://www.sylvaspoon.com/blog/2016/3/3/10-women-of-woodworking-you-need-to-know-about Jill Swan http://jillswan.weebly.com/ https://www.facebook.com/treedomwoods/ https://twitter.com/swanjill?lang=en Werner Fuchs https://www.facebook.com/people/Werner-Fuchs/100007533558834 Jon Purkins https://i.ytimg.com/vi/DUJVMpUHbOc/maxresdefault.jpg https://www.facebook.com/Small.Axe.Creative.Woodcraft/ Cyril Sormani https://www.instagram.com/cyrilsormani/ Adam Hawker http://www.adamhawker.com/ Adrian Lloyd http://adrian-lloyd.co.uk/

Edumacation

I was listening to a freakonomics episode about teaching in american schools , and a quote was mentioned in passing (I think by the founder of KIPP schools) Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them. – James Arthur Baldwin I was running errands… Read More »

Wheat as intestinal scourer

A silly train of thought in the car (triggered by seeing a billboard for a “Weetabix on the go” drink), followed by a disastrous experience with some burgers (not rusk-free) this evening, led to this. Food should not make you crap blood.

Run/Walk along the River Dove

Last weekend, we were in Burton-on-Trent for a wedding. We were only attending the evening reception, so took the boys to Jangala soft play centre (recommended). Hannah suggested I take off for a little while and go for a walk, so I hopped in the car and drove around looking for somewhere to walk. I… Read More »

Louth Canal Walk

This post has been sitting largely written, as a draft, since about last October! While we were on holiday in Cleethorpes, I took off for my customary “alone time” barefoot walk. I’d had a look at the available options, and settled on a walk from Louth, along the Louth Canal to Tetney Lock, and then along… Read More »

Biking and Me

This is going to be a long, probably tedious, autobiographical post. I suspect nobody will read it. I’m not sure when my interest in motorcycles started. Certainly I was interested that my cousin, Richard, had a bike that he rode around his parents field, and later others. I first recall really getting interested in my… Read More »

Drawing: 2012/12/28

Day 2: An abortive attempt at copying a butterfly from a book of insects, and an even worse attempt at a grasshopper. The proportions were all wrong (actually, they were wrong on the butterfly, but not as badly) Slightly better attempt at the grasshopper, a Lego Ninjago figure belonging to my son, and a couple… Read More »

Drawing: 2012/12/27

Last month, my sister wrote a blog post about being “able” to draw. http://susieandthepencils.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/ableness-to-draw.html I come from a family of artists on my Dad’s side. He was a graphic designer and book illustrator and both his brothers have been involved in painting or book illustration at times. Both my paternal grandparents were illustrators (my grandfather… Read More »

Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye

I’m currently loving this song Original: The cover by Walk Off The Earth is also brilliant, both because of the coolness of 5 people playing one guitar (gimmick, but cool) and the quality of the cover: Gotye has done some great songs. It’s the first album I’m actually going to buy in ages. There are… Read More »