Truly wild

Truly wild

[Destination British Columbia]

Local photographer Ryan Dickie shows us his favourite places to photograph wildlife around the Alaska Highway in British Columbia, Canada.

Vocabulary chunks from the video :

• More often than not I’m out here by myself

• Very nomadic in the way they lived their lives

• My fondest memories

• Along the highway

• The Serengeti of North America

• Take your breath away

• I keep coming back

• A moose

• A wild animal

• Thank you for the moment

• Experience it first hand

• How important this area is to conserve

• For future generations

• Truly wild, untamed and unscripted wilderness

• The way it was meant to be

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Where there’s a will, there’s a way #14

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #14

[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

Would you stay in a tree house?

Would you stay in a tree house?

[Africa Travel Channel]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • Indigenous forest
  • We are a haven for those who long to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature
  • The young at heart
  • A true nature enthusiast’s hideout
  • Hand crafted
  • Self catering
  • Environmentally friendly tree houses
  • The lush evergreen forest
  • Modern day essentials
  • Uncompromising views
  • Over the tree tops
  • An ideal romantic honeymoon destination
  • A family breakaway
  • A life changing experience

Teniqua Treetops is a unique, tented tree house resort, offering eco accommodation, occupying a position high on the foothills of the ancient Outeniqua mountain range, yet situated along the magical Garden Route, close to the magnificent sea shores of the Western Cape, South Africa.

Teniqua Map

Teniqua Map2

Further information : Teniqua Tree Tops

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Live it to believe it

Live it to believe it

[Matador Network]

To be Young – Lyrics

Oh it was white sand and deep blue waves
We were running up to shore
Sun glints on sparkling faces
I don’t feel or see anymore
To be young

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job, my house, my car, my whole social scene
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream

Here in the only life I know
Those summer days rush out like warm air from my lungs
That’s just the way the story goes
All I’ve learned I still wish I didn’t know
All I didn’t know, oh, when we were young

When I was young I told myself I’d keep my friends
They were good and I was true, didn’t need to end
Oh how they’ve risen they fallen
Like the sun circles round
Guess I’ve done just as well as anyone
Hard to accept it, I’m just anyone

But here in this only life I know
Those summer days rush out like water from the lawn
It’s just the way the story goes
Stand in line now and talk about the day
When we were young

My conscious could’ve sunbathed
Every day in my bright blue mind
Now it’s crowded with guilt and purpose and
I just want it all aligned

Here in the only life I know
Not taking orders I don’t know which way to go
That’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
Here in the only life I know
With any waste of time it hits so close to home
It’s just the way the story goes
And I’ll be damned if I’m to live it out alone
I won’t live it out alone

We’re just leaves, leaves, floating on down the stream
My job my house my clothes my whole social scene
So high are the stakes
So high are the stakes, every move we make
Sends us down, down, down in that stream
And one day, one day, one bright clear day
I think we all might just disappear
Sink on down in that river cold and clear, my dear
On down like leaves in an icy stream
On down like leaves to the bottom of an icy stream

Artist: Tall Heights – Album: Rafters (EP)

[songlyrics.com]

Look up #13 – Live now

Look up #13 – Live now

[LabofOrnithology]

This FeederWatch cam is located in the Treman Bird Feeding Garden at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Perched on the edge of both Sapsucker Woods and its 10-acre pond, these feeders attract both forest species like chickadees and woodpeckers as well as some species that prefer open environments near water like Red-winged Blackbirds.

Watch LIVE at  All About Birds  for news, updates, and more information about the pond and its surroundings.

The world of birds at your fingertips HERE

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #13

Where there’s a will, there’s a way #13

 

[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

 

A big fat Greek-Italian wedding on a plate

A big fat Greek-Italian wedding on a plate

  [Jamie Oliver]

Vocabulary to learn after watching the video :

  • A hot summer’s day
  • My big fat Greek-Italian Wedding on a plate
  • BBQ Lamb
  • Lamb chops
  • Heavy on the black pepper
  • Pound the hell out of it
  • Sprinkle this  over
  • Throw it on the grill
  • A wood fire
  • The wood oven
  • Simple roasted carrots  with some onions
  • With tin foil over it
  • I’m going to add loads of bay leaves
  • I’m going to hit it up with some honey
  • A nice big handful of pistachios
  • This goes back in the oven
  • Fast cooking cut of meat or a slow cooking cut of meat
  • Some bits of charcoal
  • Fat facing down
  • Bulgur wheat
  • I’ve trashed the tin
  • We taking lamb to another level
  • This is a Greek-Italian love fest
  • Viva food tube

Job Profile  –  Chef

“Chefs prepare food using a variety of cooking methods. In large kitchens they usually work as part of a team. The head chef runs the entire kitchen.

You will need to have a keen interest in food and cooking, and be able to do several tasks at once. You’ll be able to show off your creative side by presenting dishes in imaginative ways.

If you love food and really enjoy cooking, this could be the perfect career for you.

You may not need any academic qualifications to start work as a trainee chef, although it may help if you have a good general standard of education including GCSEs in subjects like English and maths.

Your main tasks as a chef would include :

  • preparing, cooking and presenting food in line with required standards
  • keeping preparation at the right level
  • making sure that food is served promptly
  • monitoring food production to ensure consistent quality and portion size
  • stock control
  • following relevant hygiene, health and safety guidelines.

Skills, interests and qualities

To become a chef, you will need to have:

  • a keen interest in food and cooking
  • strong communication and leadership skills
  • the ability to work under pressure
  • high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
  • the ability to do several tasks at once
  • creativity and imagination for food presentation
  • the ability to work as part of a team
  • good organisation skills”
[National Career Service ]