I’ve been enjoying the new album Go by Jonsi recently (spotify link) – including the acoustic film Go Quiet that accompanies the album (jonsi.com). The album is upbeat and chilled at the same time. Ayla likes dancing to it, which in my opinion is a good test for any song.
I came across this video of the volcano that no-one can name, and which has been keeping planes firmly on the ground, which uses one of the tracks… dramatic scenery and a good song from the album: Iceland, Eyjafjallajökull – May 1st and 2nd, 2010 on Vimeo
Another great Greenbelt this year… here’s ten things I liked:
- Having cups of tea with lots of friends and camping with Home folk… thanks to Jim & Mary for organising the spot, and Rich & Sarah for helping us get the tent up in the wind
- Making tea using the Kelly Kettle and cooking on our charcoal stove from Zambia… without setting the racecourse alight…
- Ockham’s Razor performing their aerial theatre in the Big Top
- Connecting with Chris Sunderland of Earth Abbey and getting to most of Permaculture inspired spirituality with Bruce Stanley
- Duke Special (with Ayla asleep on my back) and The Welcome Wagon at the mainstage
- Bumping into Jenny (fellow house244 resident) and knowing community is like family
- Sharing a tent and the weekend with Polly and Ayla
- L’Arche washing of the feet service
- Despite missing so many talks knowing I can download them later (notably, Alistair McIntosh, Eugenie Harvey, Shannon Hopkins)
- and not looking at a computer screen all weekend.
All tea lovers know that there is an art to making a good cuppa… and that art is nothing new as this little clip from 1941 shows.
Do you follow the ‘Six golden rules’?
Thanks to the Tea Appreciation Society for the link to the clip.
Just thought I’d share a few things that have been inspiring me lately….
Had some great conversations with a few people lately… sharing hopes and sparking ideas… conversations with people you love and respect surely have to be one of the best ways of finding inspiration.
“Be the change you want to see”
Enjoying the quote above, credited to Mahatma Ghandi, at the moment. Came across it recently here, and finding it inspirational especially when played alongside the song Given, from the album Hope for a Tree Cut Down.
Have enjoyed catching-up with some of the Do Lectures from last year, and looking forward to the new ones coming up later next month.
Really enjoying the sounds of Riceboy Sleeps.
Later in the week we’ll be heading to Brussels for a few days… and then we’ll be looking to Greenbelt for some further inspiration…