Monday, July 21, 2014

Re-posting: I Fix it Manifesto

iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. If you want to find some step-by-step photo guides or find out more please click here.

And for something closer to home why not check out Remade in Edinburgh

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Re-posting: Scottish CND

With only 9 weeks to go before the referendum, Scottish CND are trying to spread the message that a Yes vote can Ban the Bomb.

Please help by ordering copies of our leaflets and distributing these around your local area.

We have three leaflets:

"How to disarm a nuclear bomb"

Tartan leaflet "Opportunity to ban the bomb?"

4-page A5 handout "Vote YES and Ban the Bomb"

All of these can be ordered by sending an email to or by phoning 0141 357 1529.

Please let us know which leaflet(s) you would like, how many and your postal address.

The leaflets are free. If you do wish to make a donation and for more information, this can be done on our website (right column)

Monday, July 14, 2014

Interested in drawing wildlife?

If anyone is interested, or has family or friends who may be interested, my friend Mike Fallon is planning to run a short course on drawing and painting Scottish wildlife.  
Details are as follows:

When:   Thursdays 7th to 28th August from 10.30 am -12.00 noon.
Where:  20 Braid Avenue, Edinburgh EH10 6EE
Cost:     £10.   Materials will be supplied.
Suitable for:  Adults with a creative desire but not necessarily any skill.  Mike would particularly like to encourage anyone who thinks they cannot draw or paint.  He will guide you on how to produce a piece of work you can be proud of.

There will be future courses on different animal subject matter for those who may be interested but cannot attend these dates or for anyone wishing to continue. 

If anyone is interested please email
For examples of Mike's work please visit the website:

Mike was the 2012 finalist in the BBC Wildlife Magazine Artist of the Year in the mammals section and has also attended Seabird Drawing courses with John Busby and Darren Woodhead.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Re-posting: For the love of...

Stop Climate Chaos is asking people to share the things they love. Because the things we love might be changed forever by climate change. Let's act on climate change. 

Share what you love. CLICK HERE and add your story 

My love is: Peace, Equality and the Right to Choose
Climate change could cause millions if not more to lose their homes and become climate refugees. Resources will become limited and in the worse case senarios wars will be fought over water rather than oil. Climate change at the moment tends to affect the poorest nations when in the majority of cases they haven’t cause the climate change affecting their lives. Here’s hoping for a more equal and fair society where the earth and all its species live respectfully and Here’s hoping for a more equal and fair society where the earth and all its species live respectfully and harmoniously together.


Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Re-posting: Greenpeace

Wee update - video banned on Youtube but up on Vimeo July 11th 2014- seems they got Vimeo too July 14th

Update July 15th 2014 - Lego allows Greenpeace parody video back on Youtube - The Guardian, July 14th 2014  
Share this video so LEGO knows that we’re all talking about
their deal with Shell. 

LEGO bosses need to know that Arctic destruction is a big deal, and their customers don’t think LEGO should be helping Shell clean up its image. By letting Shell plaster its logo on LEGO toys, LEGO is helping Shell appear like a legitimate, caring company, making it easier for Shell to get permission to drill in the Arctic. 

Over 250,000 of us have signed the petition and 13,000 emails have been fired off to LEGO HQ. LEGO bosses are feeling the heat! If we keep it up we can convince them to drop Shell, so can you spread the word by sharing this video now?

To find out more and sign the petition please CLICK HERE