Monthly Archives: November, 2012

Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling: Boneshaker review and book signing pics

Did you know that one of the greatest scientific icons of all time was also an avid cyclist? Einstein & the Art of Mindful Cycling shines new light onto the holistic worldview of this eccentric physicist and explores how pushing that pedal can nurture physical, […]


Win a copy of The Chicken: A Natural History

Chicken keeping as a form of self-sufficiency or as pro- ductive pets is one of the fastest growing hobbies, cur- rently with little sign of easing up, but how many poultry keepers really understand how the animal in their charge works? The Chicken: A […]


How to Plant a Tree: National Tree Week 24 Nov – 2nd Dec 2012

  First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK’s largest tree celebration, set up by The Tree Council it annually launches the start of the winter tree planting season. National Tree Week is a great chance for communities to do something positive for […]


Christmas trick: Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog

Village Books in Dulwich Village and Wandsworth held a two-branch combined ‘Draw Your Dog‘ competition and signing of Ivy’s new dog tricks bible, Tricks and Games to Teach Your Dog on 10 November. The winners, shown here, took away a copy of the book, as […]


Whittling by Steve Tomashek in Living Woods Magazine

“The prospect of learning by carving in the bath with a bar of soap is very appealing, and there’s a lot of sense in giving a child a carrot and a potato peeler to produce a rabbit.” Living Woods Magazine Author and carver Steve Tomashek […]


Stress Awareness Day: An exercise in de-stressing using mindfulness practice

Mike Fisher, trained counsellor, facilitator, anger-management consultant and author of Mindfulness & the Art of Managing Anger has a whole chapter in his book devoted to dealing with stress. Today, Nov 7th, is Stress Awareness Day so here are a few de-stressing exercises. De-Stressing […]


Small World Big Ideas contributor Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy

Small World Big Ideas contributor Bill McKibben talks to Time magazine on the subject of Hurricane Sandy; he discusses whether the storm will be the wake-up call needed for global climate change action. “What we’ve seen is the steady confirmation of exactly what scientists […]

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