Trees planted in Madagascar to date: 115,163

The Lost World

Serendipity Wikipedia describes Serendipity as meaning  a “happy accident” or “pleasant surprise”; specifically, the accident of finding something good or useful while not specifically searching for it. This was the case last weekend in Madagascar. Even in a land where 90% of the forests have been decimated leaving a sea…

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Rainforests Are Crucial To Earth’s Survival

Feeling The Heat With the heatwave we are experiencing I decided yesterday morning to get up early and go up to Springbrook Mountain as a welcoming relief from the heat. Springbrook, even though it is only 900 metres above sea level, is often a few degrees cooler than the Gold…

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In My Wildest Dreams

“In wildness is the preservation of the world.” Henry David Thoreau Over the Christmas break Heidi and I were fortunate enough to take a much needed holiday. This saw us travel through Bangladesh and Northeast India where we were privileged to meet many beautiful people and have new experiences. We…

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Visions of GREENdeur

Madagascar is an incredible island with over 80% of plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. It is also the home of all the lemurs. 90% of the forests have been destroyed and yet it is still one of the world’s hotspots for bio-diversity. The people of Madagascar are…

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appreTeation – Part 1

The Art of Tea Appreciation Last friday I was privileged to attend the ‘dry run’ opening of T-House at Harbourside Markets on the Gold Coast. I was invited by the owners who commissioned me to design their T-House in this temple to fine food. I had previously designed their chocolate…

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