Monday, July 26, 2010

Storytelling, I want to be better...


Stories are important. They have a power to change things. Stories are how we learn. They pass knowledge on. They explain things we don’t fully understand. They inspire us.

They touch us. They stay with us. They can sometimes alter our very course in life.

A great story will tell us important life lessons. About determination, about sacrifice, about sheer bloody drive. It will tell us about the pursuit of trying to find a better way and the inevitable obstacles that stand before it. And a great story will tell us the importance of an idea, that new remarkable way of seeing the world that leads to a change in our behaviour.

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Anti Theft Lunch Bags

Ever had your lunch taken from the office fridge, try one of these...

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Public Safety Announcement when Cycling...

That Summer Feeling...

Does this video not get you in that summer feeling, or is it just me?


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Just Remember...

The next time you feel like God can’t use you, just remember…

Noah was a drunk
Abraham was too old
Isaac was a daydreamer
Jacob was a liar
Leah was ugly
Joseph was abused
Moses had a stuttering problem
Gideon was afraid
Sampson had long hair and was a womaniser
Rahab was a prostitute
Jeremiah and Timothy were too young
David had an affair and was a murderer
Elijah was suicidal
Isaiah preached naked
Jonah ran from God
Naomi was a widow
Job went bankrupt
John the Baptist ate bugs
Peter denied Christ
The Disciples fell asleep while praying
Martha worried about everything
The Samaritan woman was divorced, more than once
Zaccheus was too small
Paul was too religious
Timothy had an ulcer…
AND
Lazarus was dead!

What do you have that’s worse than that?

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Things to Do this Summer

Now that the kids have finished their term and start their summer holiday tomorrow, I have to plan a couple of things to do. Here is a list of ideas...
  1. Watch a sunset - This will mean keeping them up very late, but might do this while camping in August.
  2. Catch our own supper - There’s plenty to eat out there in the wilderness, but I need to know what to look for and where to look for it. www.wilderness-survival.net will show me what’s edible and what’s not.
  3. Cook on a real campfire - Is this like a braai, or more rustic?
  4. Make our own ice lollies - I am sure this will be a hit on those hot afternoons. www.bbc.co.uk/food/recipes
     
  5. Sleep under the stars - This is probably another thing to do while camping. 
  6. Get some sand between our toes - www.goodbeachguide.co.uk is an online guide with a description, photo and map for each of 1,200 beaches in the UK and Ireland. 
  7. Swim in the sea - Nothing like a dip in the ocean to cool down on a hot summer day.
  8. Go out all day and don’t come back until it gets dark - More daylight = more time outside.
  9. Pick some wild fruit and make a pie - Now is the best time to go find all those great British berries and make a delicious pie. www.edenfoods.com has recipes for all the best summer desserts.
These should keep us busy for a couple of days then.

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Some Star Wars General Knowledge

Thanks to Chris Curtis for this information & graphic...

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

After WC 2010, what can you use the vuvuzela for?

Thanks to Zapiro for the ideas...

Friday, July 09, 2010

Hacking Education

Is the iPad magical?

Found this clip on Youtube...

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I am an African living in Scotland. A son, a father, an ex-husband, a boyfriend, a teacher and friend trying to piece together the stories that my God, my parents, my ex-wife, my girlfriend, my pupils and my friends are telling me, so that I can tell my own story. Thanks to all for your support and advice. I still love good coffee and popcorn.

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