Friday, 16 December 2005

Ding Dong Merily

It’s nearly Christmas and, as the carol goes, “tis the season to be jolly tra la la la la la la la la” and who am I to disagree? In fact this Sunday those lovely people from Scram (Tim) and I are throwing a party which promises to be full to bursting with tra la la click here for more info http://www.scramparty.com/ If this party is anything like the usual Scram party it should be very good indeed. Hope I’ll see you there.

I was so impressed by the relative luxury of the woods that I have moved to (in comparison to the bush I was sleeping in previously) that I immediately fell in love with the place and decided that I wanted to spend Christmas there. This seemed like a good idea at the time, much like living in the woods for a yeast seemed like a good idea a the time but whilst there are a few obvious misgivings that I have about not going home for Christmas I think I will enjoy myself. The idea of spending Christmas relaxing under a giant Yew tree being warmed by an open fire and listening to the radio seems to me to be pretty close to perfect, if it snows then it will surely be perfect. It will be a shame not to see my family but I will go and visit them a couple of days beforehand and I am looking forward to having the excuse to do little more than sit about eating. I imagine that trying to cook Christmas dinner on an open fire could be construed as an invitation for things to go wrong and if past experience is anything to go by then pretty much everything will go wrong. Whatever does happen I will have one thing to be very grateful for, I won’t have to watch Eastenders.

Seeing as it is nearly Christmas I thought I would share a couple of things with you that have caught my eye of late.


First off why not save the planet and get fit? http://www.gaiam.com/retail/product.asp?product%5Fid=47-0103 I’m not sure how much an exercise bike costs but surely one of these would be a much more sensible purchase.

Recently I have written a bit about a theory that I have, I have much more to say on the subject but so far I have only got as far as it being both possible and a good thing to replant the Rainforest. Well not only is it possible but it has slowly started already http://www.cloudbridge.org/

Save the Planet and make money
I have been reading a bit about reforestation lately and it seems that the main draw back to reforestation is that it costs a lot of time and money to do. Another problem is that replanting the forest does not address the reason that the forest was cut down in the first place – to take the wood. It seems that there is an answer to both these problems http://www.ecoworld.org/Home/Articles2.cfm?TID=350
http://tropicaltreefarms.com/

Stuck for a Christmas present? Why not give someone a tree or three? http://www.woodland-trust.org.uk/christmas/plantatree/index.htm

3 comments:

dnjs said...

How about an earth oven to roast your turkey?

Pretty easy to make one weekend and with a fire underneath does a great job pretending to be an oven

In awe, admiration an jealosy

dnjs, a fellow lewknor tuber

ODM (Original Ditch Monkey) said...

Hey, I started replying to this and then got carried away and turned the reply into a post on the blog.

Strangeblueghost said...

It's a great idea. My thoughts will be with you, and I look forward to your posts about the experience, if you decide to go ahead.