Ancient Word of the Day: Uiscebeatha

Uisgebeatha: n Irish Gaelic uisce “water”, and bethu “life” or Water of Life. Another variation is the Scots Gaelic Uisge beatha. Pronounced Ish-ka ba-ha. This was a Gaelic name given by Irish and Scottish monks in the early Middle Ages to describe distilled alcohol. It’s a translation of the Latin aqua vitae ‘water of life‘.Continue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Uiscebeatha”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #34

It’s been a long time baby. Perhaps you have been pining for this little buttery pastry of uplifting sugary goodness. I haven’t forgotten about you, I’ve been baking away in the oven for ages. So here it is…straight out of the oven for you… Celestially divine embroidery by Ophelie Trichereau Find her work on PatreonContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #34”

10 Interesting Things I Found On the Internet #31

Here are some flotsam and jetsam that I found floating around the river earlier on, I’ve let it all dry out and it will make a nice wall display later… This cat that feels dejected and jealous of his cat friend Animals experience jealousy, anger, love, confusion, excitment in the same way that we do.Continue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found On the Internet #31”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #30

Ahoy there mateys. Here’s a little palate-cleanser to wash away any sad stuff from the news and the socials. I hope you enjoy it. Buddy Bears in Berlin The Art of Tolerance is an ongoing exhibition that travels the world. 146 Buddy Bears who represent 146 different countries were last spotted at Tierpark Berlin. They are designedContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #30”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #20

If the internet is leaving you with a funny taste in your mouth, prepare for a little palate cleaner… Freddy Mercury really loved his cats He worshipped them, which goes some way to explaining his feline prowling presence on stage. He wrote the song Delilah for his cat 🙂 Robert Greene and Ryan Holiday inContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #20”

10 Quirky Things I Found on the Internet this Week #16

Max Frey’s Magical Monsters Max Frey (1874-1944) was a German painter and graphic artist associated with the Symbolism and New Objectivity movements. His work in 1920s and 1930s is particularly inspired by Magic realism. Five of the world’s weirdest wild dogs I discovered a nice blog run by a pet shop and pet supplies businessContinue reading “10 Quirky Things I Found on the Internet this Week #16”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week #14

1. Nick Cave performing Stagger Lee in Copenhagen is electrifying I have seen Nick live three times so far and his live performances of this song Stagger Lee are always a big highlight. The song escalates and gets harder, darker and more intense as it goes on. This is definitely my favourite Nick Cave songContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week #14”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week #10

1. Subterranean murmurs and echoes from beneath the ice Two hours of haunting, swirling and otherworldly sounds as ice crackles in a frozen river in Sweden. This is a nice lullaby for going to sleep. Although you may have strange vivid dreams! 2. Jessica Baumgartner on how to find balance on a global, local andContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet this Week #10”

10 Uplifting things I found on the internet this week #6

1. A book diorama of Georgian Dublin 2. Bunraku’s atmospheric and chilled mix of ambient tracks inspired by different parts of Tokyo 3. The world’s smallest and deadliest cat 4. Tree trunk landscape art by Alison Moritsugu 5. A recipe for salted caramel matcha latte by Cooking with a Wallflower 6. These stunning wooden carvingsContinue reading “10 Uplifting things I found on the internet this week #6”