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mud on the road again 2014 Earth Building UK Conference

It is the time of year again when (as a volunteer director of Earth Building UK) it is all hands on deck for the annual conference.  Appropriately as we take our ‘mud on the road’ (the EBUK conference has been held in … Continue reading

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House of Earth

‘House of Earth’ is Woody Guthrie’s novel finished in 1947 recently discovered and published earlier this year edited and introduced by Douglas Brinkley and Johnny Depp. This is a tale of depression-era Dust Bowl America and the lives of Tike … Continue reading

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gathering swallows

Walking the same route everyday opens the eyes to the small changes, that in ‘new’ places go unnoticed. The changes at the start of September can’t be captured better than the overly-familiar Keats “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness … … Continue reading

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Re-gifted heritage

About 5 years ago I was ‘re-gifted’ a plate. The plate commemorates the diamond jubilee of Oberlin, in Kansas for the years 1885-1960. The plate features images of heritage: The main street in the 1920s, Indian Raid Monument, Grade School, … Continue reading

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semi-detached mole-hills …

I always promised the blog wouldn’t do a ‘kids say the funniest things’ … but loving this little gem from my little William, whilst walking yesterday … counting out the mole-hills: “ 1, 2, 3  … 76 & 77… Mummy look! … Continue reading

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dioramas in mud

Perhaps it all started with the Borrowers in the miniature village of Little Fordham, but I have a real love of dioramas and saw some fantastic examples in Peru earlier in the year. Dioramas are 3-dimensional life size or miniature … Continue reading

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Mud larking

Tidal walks over the last 2 weekends have got me thinking about tidal muds, experiencing that once cooling, encapsulating and encasing feeling of bare feet on warm, still wet mud exposed at low tide. Then a friend asked are tidal … Continue reading

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