Book Tipp: “The Book of Idle Pleasures” by Dan Kieran & Tom Hodgkinson
“At its best, the book has a delightful tone of foppish grandeur, achieving without much fuss a kind of phenomenological intensity in entries such as “Walking Back Home Drunk” or “Poking the Fire”. Remember, too, that most things are improved with “a cup of smouldering tea”, on which note I must leave you, as the kettle has just boiled.” Review: The Guardian
A wonderful book that shows you all the small and (mostly) free things in life, which help you to slow down and appreciate life. You can’t buy happiness…
Ob wir es wollen oder nicht: Bald ist schon wieder Adventskalender-Zeit!
Für diejenigen unter euch, die Kinder haben (oder noch Kinder sind 😉 ) und daher nicht um Ü-Eier drumherum kommen, hier ein paar Minion-Adventskalender-Tutorials. So könnt ihr zumindest die gelben Plastik-Hüllsen noch weiterverwenden.
“A Life Stripped Bare – Tiptoeing Through The Ethical Minefield” by Leo Hickman (2006)
“Is fair trade coffee better than organic? Can you really clean a loo with vinegar and lemon juice? Such were the dilemmas facing Leo Hickman and his wife, Jane, a new mum, when he was asked by the Guardian to lead a more ethical life for a few months. A Life Stripped Bare is not a preachy guide but the diary of a struggle – through the myriad uses of bicarbonate of soda; instructions for assembling a wormery; the visit from three ethical auditors who snoop in all their cupboards: ‘A true eco-house might have no fridge, just a larder, and a water-containing pottery vessel as a cooler,’ offers one. (‘Jane’s eyes roll’, notes Hickman.)” Source: theguardian.com