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How Is Wool Made Machine-Washable?

Any wool (or protein fiber) is washable by hand and, often, in gentle cycles in cool water. Machine washable wool – wool that can be made into garments that can be tossed into a washing machine with no worry of shrinking – is readily available. 529 more words


Flush with ideas

Anne Goodwin started it with her post on World Toilet Day. A serious topic that is reeks of humour. Charli Mills, never one to keep the lid on a  good idea, has now… 898 more words


Hero or Traitor? Or Something in Between?

The sensational new documentary on Edward Snowden, CITIZENFOUR, opens here in Nashville at the Belcourt Theater next week. I reviewed the film for the… 142 more words


Nano Num-Nums No.19

Lenny Henry always has a different take on being black. Here he is pointing out the media conspiracy to hold back black people. And here… 25 more words


zeit zeitun ~ the olive oil factory

Take Olea europaea, add water, sunshine and a lot of hard work harvesting, then make a trip to the olive oil factory, stand back, and let the machinery take over… 31 more words

Food Production

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A trip to an olive oil factory...

Can you help? Masked pictures required!

It seems like it’s been a long time coming, but word from my publisher is that my book is to be release very soon! I shall apologise in advance for the unashamed plugging that will be going on over the next few weeks. 61 more words


Saturday Miscellany -- 11/22/14

A pretty light load this week, it’s like there’s a holiday around the corner or something. Bet things pick up next month.

Still, there were a few odds ‘n ends over the week about books and reading that caught my eye. 237 more words