Thoughts from August 2015

back to school time

As the summer holidays come to a close *sigh*, it’s time to get school bags packed and organise the little ones for their big year ahead.

To help make homework time a bit more fun (sorry to all you teachers out there), our Ciara made a lovely pencil holder out of one of our carafes.

Purrrfect for all your pens and colouring pencils.


What you’ll need:

An empty juice carafe (make sure you’ve given it a good scrub).

Some glue.

A marker.

Some fancy bits and bobs for decorating like stick-on eyes, paper, stickers, paint or fake feathers.

A scissors.

An adult to help you out with those tricky scissors.


Step 1: Use a marker to mark out on the bottle where you want to cut out the top of your pencil holder.

Step 2: Ask an adult to use the scissors to cut along the marker lines.

Step 3: Now is the time to get creative and decorate your pencil holder. The choice is yours...maybe you want a scary monster or a wild multi-coloured tiger.

And there you have it, the purrfect holder for your pens and pencils. Geddit? Cat? Purrfect? No? Never-mind.

Good things happening in the world

Hole in one for Japan. 

It seems there are plans to turn an unfinished golf course into a solar energy farm in Kyoto. 

The abandoned golf course, with its wide open spaces and lack of shade, is the perfect place for solar panels to soak up the sun’s energy. 

It’s estimated enough energy will be generated to power a whopping 8100 homes.

You can read more about it here: