Original blog: Top 10 search suggestions for ‘What is’, 2 April 2013 (Liz)

It’s 5.31am. I woke up hours ago for no reason at all and cannot convince my mind to relinquish wakefulness. Here’s what I learned about the Internet-searching mass of humanity that we’re a part of while the sky turned to gunmetal grey and the birds tentatively heralded the morning.

While googling something (I’ll never admit exactly what), I used the phrase “what is”. Here are the top 10 suggestions it offered me to complete my question:

1. What is love?
2. What is illuminati?
3. What is my IP?
4. What is global warming?
5. What is instagram?
6. What is the Harlem Shake?
7. What is Social Media?
8. What is marketing?
9. What is stress?
10. What is my IP address?

It seems we’re all a little lost at every level of being human, from the biggest questions about why and how we live to Instagram and the Harlem Shake.

Original blog: Oh me, Oh my, Oh Miko!

Today, I met with Suzi and Pascale from Miko coffee, an originally Belgian coffee brand with two centuries of roasting heritage behind it. Miko has  a Fairtrade brand calledPuro. With the support of their coffee brands, these great gals also run Trees4Schools – an awesome initiative which plants trees and veggie gardens in at-risk schools.

More stories about Miko’s fascinating history soon, including the myth that they had to resort to roasting acorns during the second World War but for now, check out Trees 4 Schools teaching kids how to grow enough food to feed their families in an old tyre.

 

Trees4Schools South Africa from Puro Fairtrade Coffee on Vimeo.

Original blog: Last Leap, 19 March 2013 (Liz)

So this afternoon I’m off to see my friend and artist, Michael Chandler (@MrChandlerHouse) to take a head shot for the website before I share it with the world later today. His beautiful emporium on Church street is a little refuge for me. Check out their website here.

I’ve had some feedback that this shot of my sister and me, with beers in hand isn’t going to cut it. Apparently having more than one person in your head shot is confusing. Personally, I like the mystery.

Liz Fletcher, Pomegranite