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How to… make a monster
13th March 10

How to… make a monster

Making a monster is child’s play. Stuffed Nonsense show us how…

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How to… go guerrilla gardening
13th March 10

How to… go guerrilla gardening

Have you ever walked past a piece of unused land near your house that’s full of weeds or rubbish? Wouldn’t it look much better full of flowers and plants? That’s where guerrilla gardening comes in. Armed with trowels, shrubs, watering cans and torches, groups of green-fingered enthusiasts descend upon orphaned land and transform it into a flourishing garden.

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Edinburgh to London: fast and free
13th March 10

Edinburgh to London: fast and free

Years ago I was in Edinburgh with a girlfriend. She was leaving the city on a coach for London and I was devastated when I couldn’t book a seat on the coach too. I waved her off with a tear in my eye. With no desire to do anything on my own I was lost and restless. Nor did I have money to overcome the loneliness. I felt crap.

I opted to get “out of there” and decided to hitch “anywhere”. So I walked to the local bus stop and got on a bus going west, out of town, towards the ring road, past Corstorphine and the Zoo. Then I sulkily put out my thumb and trusted to whatever showed up.

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Things to do without electricity
13th March 10

Things to do without electricity

When I was a kid I was amazed how many people assumed you needed to buy the game to play it, not realising that often you just need pencil and paper. They’d rather buy some tacky plastic game or watch TV than make their own fun! I’m of the play-it-on-paper or build-your-own-game tribe. Read More »

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