Each Friday, I will endeavor to post things of interest that have grabbed my attention throughout the previous seven days. Things to inspire, fascinate, educate and generally get you buzzing.
- It was May Day / La Bealtaine yesterday, here are some traditional Bealtaine customs here in Ireland.
- Craft in Ireland celebrates and promotes Irish crafts - Check out their 'craft trails'. And if you are a bit crafty yourself, they also have some handy tips and links.
- Have you been out in the garden recently? If so and want some tips on what to plant to boost your health, try these nine 'super' vegetables.
- Do you support organic?
- The UN estimates that 75% of the genetic diversity of the world's agricultural crops were lost during the 20th century. Ethiopia's seed bank, the oldest in Africa is under threat from a G8 plan to 'develop Africa'.
- I always knew it... Granny knows best, the old ways when it comes to food are usually the healthy ways.
- I met an inspirational bee keeper during the week, who got me thinking about the benefits of beekeeping and all things honey and then I came across these impressive images of the Gurung ethnic group in Nepal hunting for honey.
- Whilst on the subject of all things bees, here are 13 organisations supporting the survival of bees.
- I always knew it - Bitter is better.
- Ok, it's been a while since I got away and I could definitely go for spending a long weekend beside the lake in one of these eco pods designed by IN TENTA.
- Raw milk - ten reasons why to support and produce it.
- For the month that is in it: The medicinal herb - The Mayflower.
Another long weekend, this May is getting off to a great start with a visit from my mum, she is with us for ten fun-filled days. As usual she has brought her bag full of crafts and gifts on her travels, so I am looking forward to learning new tricks, sharing new and old recipes, stories, crafts, patterns and fun filled days.
I love the month of May - The light, the growth, the possibilities...