cloud appreciation society
site for those who simply love clouds! If you are one of those who
prefer clouds to perfect blue skies join this enthusiastic group for
only £3+ p&p and get a funky badge, certificate and regular
emails with the latest cloud news. Site includes fantastic gallery
of cloud pics - especially love the 'clouds that look like' section
- take a look at the bear juggling a duck! There are also poems, paintings,
cloud of the month and cloud chat...up up and away!
A new fun cloudspotting book is just out - see review
buzzing site that is becoming really popular amongst travellers,
helping make connections all over the world and enabling them to
surf other members' couches - for free! Couchsurfing features profiles
of people across the globe, offering their couches to travellers
for the price of washing the dishes or emptying the rubbish.
Safety is the obvious priority for travelling - and the site gives
members vouched for or verified ratings, basically ensuring that
a member is who the say they are, and there is feedback from other
At the last count there are 82670 Couch Surfers, from 202 countries,
the average Couchsurfer's age is 27yrs - but there are 9 members
aged 80- 89 ! Couchsurfers' aim is to: "To internationally network people and places, create educational
exchanges, raise collective consciousness, spread tolerance, and
facilitate cultural understanding."
...and have loads of fun in new places.
3. Duirwaigh The name, in Gaelic, means 'doorway'. There is a lovely free
film - 'A knock at the door', beginning with the question, 'When
was the last time you...?' It is evocative with rich artwork and
lilting Irish music - 'go on - leap, soar, explore - when imagination
knocks - open the door.'
There's also a 'Guardian: Cemetaries and their Sentinels' trailer
to a new book - full of marvellous Gothic images of the angels
and statues that guard the dead in cemetries - doesn't sound a
bundle of laughs but it is very special, once again lovely music
(this time by Secret Garden) accompanies the stunning photos -
very affecting. There
are also lots of beautiful prints, cards, calendars, ornaments,
magnets, figurines featuring
faeries, gothic images and goddesses available
4. Maharaji This is both a calming and thought provoking experience from Prem
Rawat, known also by the honorary title Maharaji. It contains his
poetic excerpts accompanied by his music. Take one, two or three minutes
(you can choose how long the message lasts) to ponder life as it rushes
and fun site of the well-loved Observer columnist and author the Barefoot
Doc - he's been on tv too, prescribing holistic solutions for the
problems of modern life. His approach is very positive and empowering.
The site has regular musings from the doc, healing and inspiring mantras
and chill out ambient radio.
BarefootDoctorWorld has recently been updated and has launched a new
forum - to access this and loads of other fun resources - online meditation
sessions, the doc's personal journal, barefoot tv, nutritional help,
archives of columns and pics - you
need to join as a member.
you firmly believe that crop circles are the work of 'outside forces',
providing special spiritual experiences on the chosen sites or think
it's lots of blokes messing about with planks in the dark - the results
are pretty stunning. This site provides a fascinating look at some
of the best circle-makers and reveals their 'stalk stomping' secrets.
The mystery and the mythology surrounding crop circles will no doubt
continue, some of the designs are out of this world...
The entertaining award-winning flash animation movie about the meat
The Matrix inspired film manages to be satirical yet poignant, and
the site provides lots of info about factory farming, action you can
do to change things and helpful organizations.
The Megalithic Portalis a brilliant interactive site on megaliths
and prehistory and is crammed with tons of fantastic photos, articles,
news, downloads, new discoveries and forum. There are lots of Stonehenge
and Avebury pics. The Megalithic Map is excellent for finding megalithic
and prehistoric sites in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. An
interesting find each time you visit ...and revisit.
Brilliant site if you are fascinated by the Megalithic Passage Tombs
of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks, Loughcrew and Tara - all
situated in the beautiful County of Meath on the east coast of Ireland.
There is a wonderful archive of Winter Solstice sunrise pics and some
stunning aerial photos of the passage-tomb, plus great background
Great for all the news on the favourite festival - photos, news archives,
maps and reviews of past festival bands -