And a Happy New Year.
I leave you in 2013 dreaming of sustainability, connectivity and thoughtfulness in the shape of this beautiful fairytale home built by Simon Dale for just £3,000.
"The conference will provide a platform to disseminate good practice, share experiences and test new ideas with a world-wide network of practitioners, researchers, academics and policy-makers."
"In hunter-gatherer societies, children play constantly until late adolescence. But today, as Prof. Whitebread observes, play has been almost squeezed out of their lives by a risk-averse society, by our separation from nature and by our widespread cultural assumption that “earlier is better.”"
- Finding oneself is the test of man.
- Merely being out of sight of others in a strange forest gives a man the creeps — a natural feeling but a dangerous one. Never yield to it.
- Stop, sit down, and try to figure out where you are. Use your head, not your legs.
- Build a fire in a safe place.
- Don’t wander about.
- Don’t yell, don’t run, don’t worry, and above all, don’t quit.
- A thinking man is never lost for long. He knows that…he must remain where he is or push on to some definite objective, but not to the point of exhaustion…that someone will be looking for him, and strength in that knowledge makes hardships easier.