Author Archive | Robin Wood

I love my job

I love my job. I make useful things that people get pleasure from using. Yesterday was spent making spoon carving knives, some would consider it boring repetitive work, putting an identical 20 degree bend in 750 blades. I get pleasure out of setting everything up so that it works efficiently, smoothly, precisely, with little stress […]

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Just a man

Just found this and love it   What is he?  -A man, of course.  Yes, but what does he do?  -He lives and is a man. Oh quite! But he must work.  He must have a job of some sort  -Why?  Because obviously he’s not one of the leisured classes.  -I don’t know.  He has […]

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great film on simple living

Here is a wonderful film. I am so excited by the 21st century we can use the most amazing technology to find and link up with folks around the world with an interest in simple technologies. Great film making and ace music too. Yoav bought a porringer off me a month ago, if I am […]

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handmade philosophy

Each year around this time we get a load of stuff shared on facebook suggesting we buy local, craftsman made etc. All worthy enough but this year I really liked this one. The sad thing is that it is being widely shared without any credit to either the person that penned the words or whoever […]

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Edale landscape, morning run pics

    I Love Edale at this time of year. The colours are wonderful, the sun low in the sky makes everything look wonderful and sunrise is late enough for me to see it. Better still when you go for a walk or morning run up the hill there are hardly any tourists about, this […]

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