Tag Archives: London

People-Power Lights 2012 Olympic Walkway

When I first met Laurence Kemball-Cook he was showing me how he’d hacked a cheap AM-FM radio in his hotel room the night before. He rewired it to run off of kinetic energy instead of the batteries it was designed for. He also shared photos of LED bike lights he’d hacked together that provided superior lighting at a fraction of the cost of commercial bike lights. It was obvious that Laurence had a thing for lights. Really, though, his sustainable clean energy power generation invention is what makes his story interesting. Read More

Get Ready for The Children’s Republic of Shoreditch

In just two days, on July 4, 2012, a group of kids will take over an area of London. They will rename it The Children’s Republic of Shoreditch. There will be passports, an embassy, and many cabinet positions. Local people will be able to visit, and check out this new, independent country. Learn more from the video they put together. Unfortunately, I am thousands of miles away from there, in the western portion of the United States. But if anyone closer by has a chance to visit, please report back in the comments! I’d love to know what this newest country is like. Read More

Would You Buy a Dome Home?

I’ve been thinking a lot about extreme weather lately. We all have our hang-ups, right? I live in London, Ontario, a Canadian city that’s pretty much smack dab in the middle of the Great Lakes region, an hour or less … Read More

Book Review: Dodsworth In Rome

My husband’s previous job allowed us to travel to several countries over the years. Since we love to travel I am always on the lookout for books that will expose my kids to other cultures around the world. Our most recent find was a book called Dodsworth in Rome by Tim Egan. This book is… Read More