Making Soap

Soap ingredients

Making soap is an art form, a freedom of expression to use the old cliché. It’s an opportunity to create something magical. Similar to those that cook amazing meals. There’s a whole Pandora’s box of possibilities of ideas that can be done when creating a new bar of soap. For me at the moment, the focus is to keep them natural and connected with the surrounding ocean and forests. So ingredients used are natural and plant based. I don’t use fragrances and colours. The bars of soap have no colours in them and are scented with essential oils.

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The Terminus Hotel


I usually sit outside with the dog and chat to the passers by and the patrons that come out for a smoke. Occasionally a few of the others will wonder out for a chat. They all know me and if they don’t someone will fill them in. Usually with a gesture in my direction “The old tennis courts”. Which is followed with “Aaagh, you got the old tennis courts” and a conversation fires up. Continue reading “The Terminus Hotel”

Just Another Tourist

MeOn holidays in Patong, Thailand and for the first time in all my travels I feel like just another tourist. For a week we were booked into a hotel. We were picked up from the airport and taken to our accommodation. A porter took our bags to our room and there was little thought to where we had to go and how to get there. Once at the hotel we just had to be tourists and go site seeing. returning to our hotel at the end of the day to chill and relax.

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This Mornings Runes

The Viking Runes is something new to me and I’m still trying to learn the tradition of consulting them for answers. I’ve always had an interest in the runes, even in my youth I was drawn to them and their symbols. Fascinated by their meanings and their ancient history . Reading from The Book of Runes I’m slowly learning their names and meanings. This mornings question I shall keep to myself but the answer I will share, read from right to left. Continue reading “This Mornings Runes”

Concept Design

My Tiny Home

So the concept design is done!! This is what Matt at Enduring Domain has come up with. It’s not what I had in mind. I was thinking something a little more rustic or perhaps gothic. ATiny House church style place with exposed timbers, maybe a few cobwebs. One big room with a mezzanine floor at one end. Something simple and organic.
The first thing I said to Matt when I saw the ideas was

There’s to many walls!

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Connecting Power

Power For The Build

Me and GizmoConnecting power is an important step. If you don’t have power it makes it so hard to get anything done, especially if you’re trying to build a house. At the moment I don’t have power so everything I do, building wise has to be done with the few cordless tools I have. So far it’s been okay, I’ve managed to do what I need to do with what I’ve got. Continue reading “Connecting Power”