10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #87

Do you want to see pigeons at a tiny rave? do you want to learn how algae can stop palm oil deforestation? walk past a sulky dog? find the heart of Trinidad- Tobago in a jewellry case? learn about the secret to a long life? You can do all of those things in edition #87 of Interesting Things…so get cosy!

Ancient Word of the Day: Sansai

Sansai. n. ‘mountain vegetables’ from Japanese. Sansai grow wild in marshlands, and grasslands, or in the forest. Japanese people have been gathering wild food to cook with since ancient times. In fact, wild plants or Sansai have helped Japanese when food has been scarce because of drought or some other natural disaster. When food wasContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Sansai”

Book Review: Shinrin-Yoku The Art and Science of Forest Bathing by Dr Qing Li

Rating: ­čîč­čîč­čîč­čîč­čîč Publisher: Nippon Medical School/Penguin Books. Genre: Non-Fiction, Health, Nature, Spirituality. Review in one word: Immersive This is one of the most supremely nourishing books to gift yourself or someone you love. Shinrin-Yoku is your guide to the ancient Japanese art of ‘Forest Bathing’, which is the English translation of the eponymous title. IContinue reading “Book Review: Shinrin-Yoku The Art and Science of Forest Bathing by Dr Qing Li”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #86

Hello, do you long for an excuse to flop down? what about eating a gigantic bunch of grapes or spreading seeds over the Amazon jungle. Can I interest you in a bit of Hurricane Laughter or a health and fitness magazine for Regency gentlemen, then come on in and make sure you shut the door behind you to keep out the draft…

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #84

I hope this edition of 10 things takes you into a sparkling lunar landscape of soaring birds and long-lost but loving fireflies, that’s what anybody would want or need in life…enjoy edition #84. ‘Tawai’ Dreamy, jazzy intelligent Drum N’Bass by D┼żiungli┼│ Dvasios Here is some cruisy, uplifting drum and bass by one of my favouriteContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #84”

Ancient Words of the Day: Week Days

Why are there seven days in a week? A week is a cycle of seven numbered or named days most likely due to the Jewish calendar. However things get complicated as early medieval Europe inherited the idea of the week from imperial Rome, via Christianity. Name days are similar across all European languages: English, German,Continue reading “Ancient Words of the Day: Week Days”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #83

Welcome to the cosy cabin of your collective fantasies, featuring Aphex Twin’s serene ambient music, snow globe creatures encased in pure sugar and a softly-spoken Japanese woman whispering compliments to you, frozen ghost apples, post-partum pomeranians, African samurais and more. It’s edition #83…indulge it’s sugar-free and palm oil free. Richard D James AKA Aphex TwinContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #83”

Comforting Thought: You are not too reflective or too quiet – you are just a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

In our culture, we are not just a minority, but one that is considered to be far from the ideal. It might seem that we need to go to the other end, from feeling weak, flawed and victimised to feeling strong and superior. I consider this to be a necessary compensation. But for many HSPs,Continue reading “Comforting Thought: You are not too reflective or too quiet – you are just a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)”

Ancient Word of the Day: Gibbon / Kebong

The word gibbon entered European languages through French in the 18th century. The French adopted it from the Malay word,┬ákebon. However┬áetymological research┬áshows this Malay word originally came from a group of languages called Northern Aslian, spoken by indigenous communities in peninsular Malaysia. In Northern Aslian, it was probably pronounced┬ákebong. Gibbons are a type of apeContinue reading “Ancient Word of the Day: Gibbon / Kebong”

10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #82

This week we learn how to love ourselves for being neurodiverse, we visit a cosy Tasmanian cottage, chomp down on a calming train ticket, enjoy a cute Polish claymation and hear some medieval Japanese tidbits of wisdom. Jump on cowboys and cowgirls we’re riding side-saddle through your imagination. Learning and seeing the world differently comesContinue reading “10 Interesting Things I Found on the Internet #82”