Advent Day 10…. Petra, Jordan

Petra fun facts! 1. The name Petra actually means ‘rocks’. ­ It is thought to come from the Greek word ‘Petros’, meaning rock, and was named by Greek visitors for its distinctive carved pink sandstone. 2. Petra was founded in the year 312 BC as the capital of the Nabatean Empire. This makes it overContinue reading “Advent Day 10…. Petra, Jordan”

Advent Day 6…. Easter Island, Chile

Easter Island facts! 1. There are some 1000 heads/statues dotted around the island. Their true name is Moai. 2. Initially europeans couldn’t work out how the moai had been moved from the quarries to their current locations as the island were mostly treeless by the time they arrived. Recent studies and theories believe huge groupsContinue reading “Advent Day 6…. Easter Island, Chile”

Advent Day 5…. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia

St Basil’s Cathedral facts 1. Ivan Vasilyevich, the first Tsar of Russia, ordered the construction of the cathedral in 1555. 2. Today, Saint Basil’s Cathedral is recognized for its vibrant palette. This was however not its original colour; the beautiful colours were added about 200 years after the building was completed. Originally the cathedral wasContinue reading “Advent Day 5…. St. Basil’s Cathedral, Russia”

Advent Day 3…. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

Ha Long Bay fact! Just the one as today we have a local legend too!! The bay consists of a dense cluster of around 1,600 limestone islands! Each is topped with thick jungle vegetation which makes the area literally lush. ahaa! According to local legend, when Vietnam started to develop into a country, the Vietnamese peopleContinue reading “Advent Day 3…. Ha Long Bay, Vietnam”

Dyeing, Yarn Dyeing; sharing some stuff I know about it!

Hey! You may have seen on my Instagram over the past month I’ve dived deep into the dyeing pot and I’m actually a bit obsessed! So much so I’ve opened up my own Etsy shop! (shameless plug! 🤭) I thought I’d write out a few things I’ve learnt so far! I know many indie dyersContinue reading “Dyeing, Yarn Dyeing; sharing some stuff I know about it!”