Thoughts from category: learning

how to split a log with Ade from howies

Back in June we went to a very interesting conference called 'interesting 2007' that we told you about here. Our friend Ade from howies gave a great 3-minute talk on how to split a log properly. Living in the city you can sometimes lose touch with such skills so it's nice to get a reminder every now and again. Over to Ade (after a short introduction by Johnnie)...

If you liked that there are more interesting things here. We also liked this one about doing things you're good at.

a mighty seed


As you know we are big fans of nature here at innocent. So it was with great excitement that Ailana went along to the Eden Project for the opening of the biggest ever stone sculpture in the world. It weighs as much as ten elephants and is part of their brand new education centre. She says it is ‘easily the best thing’ she’s seen this year, so we highly recommend you get down to Eden to have a nose around, learn a it more about nature, and admire ‘the seed’. It was sculpted by a very talented man called Peter Randall-Page. Sadly she couldn’t make it down in time for the Peter Gabriel concert the night before, but apparently he’s a big fan too.

And here's a picture of them burying a time capsule underneath it. The Queen wrote a letter to go in it and everything...


a very interesting day

A few of us went to a little conference called interesting 2007 organised by our friend Russell Davies on Saturday (Russell's blog was one of the first things we added to the 'stuff we like' bit in the right hand column of this blog) . Interesting 2007 did exactly what it said on the tin, it was interesting, very interesting. One of the highlights included another friend of ours, Ade from howies (who make our t-shirts) discussing how best to cut up a log.

our Meera talking to howies' Ade about something interesting (maybe his own pink t-shirt?), Rhodri in the background worrying about acoustics, and some good bunting.

And a man called Rhodri playing a remarkable rendition of Wichita Lineman on a saw...

We provided some smoothies for the thirsty.

We're very much looking forward to interesting 2008.

drumming it in

After a hard day's work some of us relived the Rio Carnival with our very own samba drumming lesson last week.

The highlight had to be meeting Roger Morris of The Real Thing who came down from the Liverpool Samba School with his wife to help us master many different beats. Sadly we didn't manage to get him to sing a rendition of their 1976 hit single "You to me are everything".

A hard day's work demands AndrewB's full concentration

And who says you can't teach rhythm?

JD - born to drum

Roger in his former glory days