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11 February 2014 - Bolivian Story: Gabriela Rebeca Santa Cruz
We met Rebeca the same night as Pablo, at Red Monkey, the only vegan vegetarian restaurant in La Paz. Rebeca was behind the bar mixing unusual cocktails that combine typically Bolivian ingredients like huacataya and locoto with fresh juices and of course, alcohol. When I turned up at Red Monkey for my first day volunteering in the kitchen Rebeca showed me around their food production garden, which is her baby and love. As we talked it became clear to me that she was feeling overwhelmed as the only person working in the garden, so I suggested I come one day a week to help out. It wasn’t a completely selfless offer, I have to admit. As much as I was loving our indoor apartment garden, I was missing gardening outdoors and craving sharing that experience with someone too… and so it started, our weekly gardening day together … Read the rest
29 June 2013 - Baby time: Changing roles for a month
I am yet to experience the joys of motherhood but I regularly find myself reading about natural parenting and birthing. I’m not sure why but it seems to fit with my quest to ‘make sense of things’ so I roll with it. My friend’s frequent flyer points recently delivered me to their family in Perth, Australia, where I spent a month as part of their growing family – mum, dad, 2 year old Nova and 6 week old Lumen. Before arriving I wondered… how would I cope? After all, reading and doing is very different.
My concerns dissipated quickly. Every morning I was woken by Nova, a beautiful little girl, whose smile makes me so happy I forget my tiredness. We’d read together in bed, talk or I would get my medical from this little doctor, checking my blood pressure, heart, stomach and lungs with her little stethoscope and little … Read the rest
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05 January 2012 - Dear readers… thank you!!!
To kick off the new year, we’d like to warmly thank you for your continuous reading and support throughout 2011… Indeed, Making Sense of Things is growing, and was viewed more than 53,000 times in 2011! The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people, so if it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Here are some more crunchy numbers for you:
- Most visitors came from Australia. The United States & The United Kingdom were not far behind.
- We also had visitors from New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Israel/Palestine, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay, Colombia, Chile, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Zambia, among others… We’d love to visit you! 🙂
- These are the posts that got
11 July 2011 - Update your playlist thanks to the Worldwide Festival…
I have to admit, after five days dancing at the sixth Worldwide Festival, I struggle writing this post… Yet, I’m putting the effort as I do think you should consider attending the next one, either in Singapore or Sète (South of France – see the pic). The Worldwide Festival is organised by the über famous DJ Gilles Peterson and the styles of music are as eclectic as the name of the festival suggests. We’ve seen and heard artists from the UK, France, US, but also from the Congo, Japan, Iceland, Germany, Singapore, Kenya… etc with artists such as LeFtO, Simbad, Raphael Saadiq, Konono Number One, Gilles Peterson, Brandt Brauer Frick, Flying Lotus, Cut Chemist, DJ Harvey, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Ghostpoet, etc… As for the styles, there really was a bit of everything: house, electronic, hip-hop, dubstep, acid-jazz, trip-hop, blues, drum and bass, and even (sadly) a bit of pop.… Read the rest
28 February 2011 - Coming out – or more about who we are…
First of all, let us thank you for you interest in Making Sense of Things. We are in particular grateful for the comments you leave us, as they inevitably stir further thinking and exchanges. Balancing openess with privacy is always tricky on the Web, but given your overwhelming welcoming, positive and constructive response, CJG and I have decided to be a bit more open about ourselves. So in reality our names are Carly and Jean. We’ve just moved out from Brisbane (Australia) where we’ve stayed for the last 10 months and have flown back to London UK, where we’ll be staying for a couple of months.
Carly is 31, has worked as engineer in the private sector until leaving the company last year. She has taken some time off to be able to transition towards a way of life that allows her (and us!) to live veritably in … Read the rest
08 November 2010 - Listen to our new radio station – soundsory – while browsing the blog!
We’re happy to announce that we’ve created a new webradio station – soundsory – so that you can listen and, perhaps, discover some new sounds while reading the blog. You can also listen directly to the webradio station itself while browsing the web.
The aim of the radio is to broadcast quality, eclectic and twisted tunes. Feel free to let us know what sounds you (dis)like but also to share anything that you believe should be aired.
You can naturally pause the radioplayer (on the right of the screen) if you prefer to read in silence… but you can also spread the word and play it out loud!
UPDATE: Follow soundsory on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Soundsory/177996258879533?v=wall… Read the rest