Markets around the world

My wife and I are both keen travellers. Having visited over 70 countries, one of our favourite past times is meandering through markets, enjoying the noise, colours and occasionally the smell. These places are bustling with activity. Some countries have specialities, most have food, others zone their markets by theme- such as metals or fabrics.Continue reading “Markets around the world”

Bunker Hill Nursery

We are blessed with eccentric suppliers in Oxfordshire.  Continuing in my thread of supporting and celebrating, Bunker Hill Nursery, is a garden centre with a difference. A winding Aladdin’s cave of a place that offers free coffee.  They recycle anything as a plant pots and you will even find old phone boxes with plants inContinue reading “Bunker Hill Nursery”

Pallet planter course

Many things I discovered through trial and error.  However, some things I was taught.  My wife, as a present, bought me a community pallet planter making course.  Run through the community programme Cultivate Oxford I have used this as the basic template for all planters since. It was a fun day out, even although weContinue reading “Pallet planter course”

Oxford Wood Recycling

Some people love clothes shopping or visiting John Lewis.  I love wood stores, and I particularly love Oxford Wood Recycling.  A charity that collects old wood and sells it on.  Sometimes refurbing a little, but mostly leaving it to your own devices.  They have large stocks of your usual stuff like cable reels, pallets, doors,Continue reading “Oxford Wood Recycling”

Tree seeds and guerilla tree planting

I enjoy upcycling, care about the environment, and like being active.  However, I love trees.  Not quite sure why.  They have a quiet beauty, should outlive us, support wildlife and store carbon.  We can build stunning things from them.  A miracle resource.  I love using new (trees) and old wood (Oxford Wood Recycling) in myContinue reading “Tree seeds and guerilla tree planting”