"Good designisn't about technologies and devices – it has a social heart and a role to play in meeting the needs of people facing impossible challenges."
Dr. Harriet Harris, one of the leaders of this project, Royal College of Art, London.
"Whilst our wearable won't solve the whole problem it addresses a small part of it."
Look what I've found in my garden today! The kids (and I) were very excited. We've also found a tiny daffodil, a rosebud and a nearly red strawberry.
First crocus of 2016!
For quite some time I have neither been gardening nor blogging. Other things have taken over in life. So if you are still popping by, thank you for being patient. If you are new, welcome to my blog. Soon there's a lot coming up on this blog, as well as in the garden.
I am not a writer. I am a doer and maker and struggle writing about the things I do and make.
I regret not keeping a diary regularly and I wish I'd have posted on this blog more frequently. There was lots going on in the last few weeks that would have been worth sharing and a lot more within the last few years that would have been worth remembering.
The trouble is, when lots of things are happening there is not much time to write about them.
Big congratulations to our friend Jeanette, who won the Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles!
The Rallye Aïcha des Gazelles is completely off road - 2500 km through the Sahara dessert. It is not about going fast, but about navigation and driving skills.
Over eight days the teams have to find checkpoints and reach them with the least mileage possible. Which is a tricky task, since they are not allowed GPS and are only given a map from the 1950s, coordinates and a compass.
Driving skills are tested to the limit in this diverse and difficult terrain.
P.S.: There is no prize money. "The money generated helps to finance teams of doctors providing medical care for the population in the remote regions of Morocco. Annually and with the infrastructure of the Rally, a medical caravan, including a mobile clinic with 8 doctors, cares for the rural population. This year 4,582 people received free medical care. In addition, aid for children’s education has been set up as well as aid for an orphanage for children under six years of age." - Wikipedia