The secret ingredient

The secret ingredient

[Green Renaissance]

The art of conversation around the dinner table is slowly being lost. Too many people sit with their cellphones. They are not entirely present’ – Brett

VegTable is a special restaurant in South Africa, where Brett cooks and hosts guests in his magical home. He invited us to share a meal with him. To book a delicious meal with Brett, visit VegTable

[Green Renaissance]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• We love eating out
• Fancy food
• A toasted cheese and tomato sandwich
• Tasteless tomatoes
• There’s a big difference
• Present them on a palette
• By the time it reaches your mouth
• He became a mentor to me
• Pick everything out of his garden
• Dinner parties
• Multi-course meals
• It was all very new to me
• I got hooked I suppose
• Let that rest
• The art of conversation around the dinner table
• Not really entirely present
• People who are all just living in their own bubble
• People are fractured and separated
• I host people to try and make them happy
• My ultimate goal
• Step back and hear all the chatter
• Then I’ve achieved my objective
• If you love something then you put everything into it
• I guess that is probably the secret ingredient

 

 

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Light

Light

 

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town.  Visit Matthew HERE

I know why the way I am and the way I think I want to be
Isn’t right
I hear you speak, but only listen selfishly
And I think I’m right
But all I do is circle curiosity
And I hear the lies
But if I’d listen openly, you’d set them free

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

I open my eyes
I hear your voice
I see your face
I feel your love
And I confide
The power in your promise
I will take hold of

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

I’m running away but I want to
Be never afraid and hold on to
Whatever you say ’cause I’m falling down

Heal my broken heart
Heal my broken heart
I’m falling away and I’m falling away
But I’m looking up into the light
Heal my broken heart

 [AZ Lyrics]
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This is our Greece

This is our Greece

[visit Greece]

Greece won the “Best Video in Europe” award for 2017 at the second World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Tourism Video Competition with its “Greece – A 365-day Destination” video.  read more

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video :

• A secret banquet
• No two places just alike
• The luxury of simplicity
• Set your sails
• This is your tale
• The spice of life
• Harvest ritual
• Work and love go hand in hand
• Wine routes
• Living in the moment
• Ancient practices
• Heal, rejuvenate the body and the soul
• From earth to heaven
• The age-old greeting
• An ideal destination
• Miles of memories
• Local recipes
• The stories of the day unfold
• It can last a lifetime
• To dance and sing and celebrate
• The joy of company
• The miracle of life

LIVE NOW – Elephant Herds spotted – join Safari Live

LIVE NOW – Elephant Herds spotted – join Safari Live

 

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.

Interact with your ranger by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Friday, 22 September:
The Sunrise drive runs from 05:30 – 08:30 local time, which means start times of 11:30 EDT, 20:30 PDT, 04:30 in the UK, 05:30 in Central Europe (Summer), and 13:30 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:30 – 18:30 local time, which means start times of 09:30 EDT, 06:30 PDT, 14:30 in the UK, 15:30 in Central Europe (Summer), and 23:00 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

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You don’t need eyes to see beauty

You don’t need eyes to see beauty

 

[Volkswagen UK]

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• I would lose all my sight
• It hit me like a hammer
• That would mimic how sighted people see
• The world I envision
• Built from all the other senses
• This car is very sculptural
• The lines are quite exquisite
• They reappear and disappear
• You don’t need eyes to see beauty
• Beauty in every sense

 

 

Meet an Alaskan Bell Ringer

Meet an Alaskan Bell Ringer

[great big story]

On a remote Alaskan island chain, ringing church bells involves more than simply pulling a rope. At the Holy Ascension Cathedral in Unalaska, Alaska, there are multiple bells, many strings, and one highly trained bell-ringer. And for the past 35 years, that conductor—Okalena Patricia Lekanoff Gregory—has been sounding the many bells at the cathedral. Years ago, Gregory’s father taught her the technique—which requires a kind of dance in rhythm—that he learned from his godfather. Now, she’s passing the tradition on to her daughter and great nieces, an honor that she is proud to share with her faith and her community.

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

• It’s not as easy as it looks
• It feels like a dance to me
• The church is an iconic place
• I’ve been ringing the bells for 35 years
• Go up a flight of steep stairs
• Step up onto the platform
• There are only a handful of people who know how to ring the bells
• No written music
• I’m teaching my daughter
• To pass on my dad’s legacy
• It’s an honor

 

Waiting

Waiting

“I will wait for you until the gold from the sun dwindles away.”

― H.S. Crow

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This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

 

#safarilive

East Africa’s Great Migration is famous for many things, most of all the chaotic crossings over the Mara river. Thanks to Panasonic, safariLIVE never missed a second of the action! WE take a closer look at the four permanent cameras stationed at a few of the perilous Mara river crossing points. From wildebeest and zebra to lions and giraffe, these cameras have allowed us to view the incredible Kenyan wildlife like never before!

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Make room for life

Make room for life

[IKEA USA]

 

Vocabulary chunks to learn after watching the video :

Paper shuffling

• Coffee to go

• Road rage

• Catching your breath

• The beginning of life

• I am home

• Make room for a new beginning

• Those you let you down

• For wins and losses

• Their never-ending stories

• The first time and the last time, the ones in between

• Make room for one more

• Make sure

• Make room for love

• For the things you cherish

• Whatever the costs

• Make sure you make room for life

This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

This is Africa – Join Safari Live everyday at dawn and dusk – experience the wild

 

#safarilive

Jump on the back and join a LIVE African Safari. Twice a day our expert guides invite you to come along and drive through the African bush in search of the Big Five as well as smaller animals.

Interact with your ranger by asking questions through #safarilive on Twitter or via the chat stream to the right of the feed on YouTube.

UPDATE: As of Tuesday, 1 August:
The Sunrise drive runs from 06:00 – 09:00 local time, which means start times of 00:00 EDT, 21:00 PDT, 05:00 in the UK, 06:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 14:00 Sydney time.
Our Sunset Safari runs from 15:00 – 18:00 local time, which means start times of 09:00 EDT, 06:00 PDT, 14:00 in the UK, 15:00 in Central Europe (Summer), and 23:00 Sydney time.

When safariLIVE isn’t live, you can view the feed from the Djuma Waterhole camera, from the heart of Djuma Private Game Reserve in the Sabi Sand/greater Kruger National Park area.

READ MORE

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #8

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #8

 

[Primitive Technology]

Read more about this project HERE

About Primitive Technology

“Primitive technology is a hobby where you make things in the wild completely from scratch using no modern tools or materials. This is the strict rule. If you want a fire- use fire sticks, an axe- pick up a stone and shape it, a hut- build one from trees, mud, rocks etc. The challenge is seeing how far you can go without modern technology. If this hobby interests you then this blog might be what you are looking for.”  READ MORE

 

Take yours, I’ll take mine

Take yours, I’ll take mine

 

Matthew Mole is a South African artist from Cape Town.  Visit Matthew HERE

Take yours and I’ll take mine
On the right hand side
And I’ll rest and you’ll find that you take rest in wine
So take these words and make them right
So one day you and I will write our names in the sky
We’ll confide

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

Brothers and sisters
Fill these cups with life
Please forgive them
‘cos they know not their lies
So take these words and make them right
So one day you and I will write our names in the sky
We’ll confide

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
And I’ll find mine on the right of Your side
If I throw away my fear and pride to set things right
Then I’ll find mine on the right of Your side

 [AZ Lyrics]
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You’re invited for dinner

You’re invited for dinner

[Architectural Digest]

I see postcards #7

I see postcards #7

 

“When you set sail for Ithaca,
wish for the road to be long,
full of adventures, full of knowledge.”

— Constantinos P. Cavafis .”

Discover Greece

 

Discover the Greek island of Ithaca HERE