If my Granddad were still alive this year, we'd be celebrating his hundredth birthday. We often made fun that his birth was the second major disaster of 1912. When he died he took a thousand stories with him. And just as many songs. He was a guarded man. The few stories we shared only offered a glimpse of the life he'd lived. Born in a field in the Ukraine. Before the First World War. Before … [Read more...] about If You Can Fix Soles, You Can Save Lives.
Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all. ~ Thomas Carlyle Growing up in the countryside, my play area had more than it's fair share of shacks, sheds and shelters. The tool shed was my favourite. Old tools and new. Some ancient and still going strong. Older and stronger than a lifetime. I built my own tool kit early on. First with hand-me-downs from my … [Read more...] about Tools for life from Elemen’tary Design