Ok this is not green at all as the tree is a life size concrete rendition of a Gajumaru Tree.
But it's amazing! It has an elevator in the trunk which is a bit nuts.
You can find this in Okinawa, Japan. Of course.
Recently I just shaved off all my long locks and I always used to have a braid in my hair in one way or another. Now that my hair is so short I cannot make any braids and I miss them dearly. But now....I can make one of these braided wooly head bands and so can you. Go here and find out how. So simple.
Check out these jazzy little boxes we made with old newspapers and a few staples. So incredibly easy to make and you could even try it with some other kind of paper or paint the newspaper. I'm going to make them with some Harakeke (flax) when I get back to New Zealand. I like the bigger one because I can fit it on my head and wear it as a hat. Not that I would...but I could. If you go here you can find out how to make your very own box hat or just a box.
Each year the NZ government allows 750 refugees to come to live in NZ. Obviously it would be hard to leave your home country and try start a new life knowing nobody and with next to nothing. Some people think refugees come to NZ because they think NZ would be a great place to live. That's not the case. War and ethnic, tribal and religious violence are the leading causes of refugees fleeing their own countries. When I was living in Melbourne I volunteered with a program who offered after school homework classes for young refugees. I loved being a part of the interaction between cultures. I learnt so much about their lives as they did about mine. There are so many programs like this available in NZ. All you need to do is give some of your time and it will make a world of difference in helping our New New Zealanders feel at home.
Go here and you can find somewhere near you where you can help out.
The first two pics are from this awesome blog with heaps of great stories and videos from all over the world you can find all this here.
At the moment me and my mister are living in a little cottage in the mountains in Northern Thailand. Its quite the dream lifestyle here I'm not going to lie. Fresh fruit and vege's a plenty, slow, green and lush. We have so much free time here. It has been nice to live simply and simply be. We spend most of our days drinking tea, doing yoga, drawing, painting, reading and sleeping. Oh and we visit this little cafe all the time its out of town, quiet and the view is beautiful.
Imagine a couple of these little cute lemon candles lit up around the house during one romantic homemade dinner. Oh la la lemon. You can make this! If you go here they will show you how. Lemony smelling goodness.