On losing creativity…and getting it back again.

One thing about academia that I always argue is that the first thing to go is your creativity. You’re so bogged down in reading and academic writing that you feel you no longer have the time to really read and appreciate a good book, do some painting, write a poem or dance to your heart’s content. I have been known for falling asleep onto a paper about Prosopagnosia before. View Post

Antony Gormley: Another Place (Crosby Beach, near Liverpool)

See also: In Pictures.

The next post about my old stomping grounds around my hometown during Christmas is about Another Place. I’m sure if you’re following my blog, you’ll have roots to either the North West or NewcastleGateshead, so the name ‘Antony Gormley’ might just ring a bell.

Most years after each Christmas or perhaps on New Year’s Day, we head to Crosby beach for a walk to “blow off the cobwebs”. This year marks the 10th anniversary of Another Place which makes it even more nostalgic. View Post

Dehydrating fruit cheaply using an oval shaped crock pot (precisely)

Stemming from my previous post, “Jingle Smells and Christmas Pre-scents”, here’s how you can dehydrate the oranges yourself without worrying about your electricity bill.

To dehydrate in the oven, you’ll need to have the pieces in there on a low heat (around 80c) for about 3 hours, I can imagine that would use a similar amount of electricity as boiling your kettle for a long period of time.

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Mr Ben Brown.

I have been following Ben Brown‘s antics for a while now. If you haven’t already found Ben’s stuff online, he has been posting daily vlogs documenting his life over the past 2 years. He’s based in Southern England but currently spends most of his time in Cape Town, South Africa, one of my dream destinations.

Click to watch Dan tow surfing from Ben's "Pumba". 14th December, 2014.

Click to watch Dan tow surfing from Ben’s “Pumba”. 14th December, 2014.

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