Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Physics, God and Me: Part 2

Following on from my earlier post Physics, God and Me: Part 1 where I explained how my search for 'god' led me to study physics, we have seen HUGE developments in our understanding of the universe and of sub-atomic physics over the last few years. However, we are still in the process of exploring the 4% of our universe that we are familiar with. The more we find out it would seem, the more we find out about stuff we know nothing about. Dark matter and dark energy still account for an estimated 96% of our universe and these are aptly named. We are still pretty much in the dark about them.

Friday, 16 December 2011

Paper Capers

Highlighting some of my favourite paper-related items from around the web this week.

Christmas tree bookself

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Physics, God and Me: Part 1

Yesterday, physicists and science enthusiasts worldwide tuned in to the live webcast at CERN awaiting news about the Higgs Boson, known by some as 'the God particle'. So what's it all about, who are these people and why are scientists looking for 'God'? 

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Old Pallets

This video shows how, with a little imagination, you can turn any old rubbish into a thing of beauty. Watch out though, it's VERY quick; you might have to hit that pause button more than once. Be inspired:

Friday, 2 December 2011

Tell Me About Yourself Award

Thanks to Kate at http://kateonthinice.wordpress.com/ for giving me this 'Tell Me About Yourself' Award. To be worthy of acceptance, I must now tell you seven secrets about me, so here goes:

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

The Heat Is On

Hotting up

Okifolki turned four weeks old yesterday and I'm really getting into the swing of running a business. I must admit, it's been far busier than I ever expected for the first month. Things are warming up nicely! Today I cranked up the wood burner for the first time this winter and it's cosy and toasty here at the Bowmans' abode now. With advent starting tomorrow, the season's festivities are just around the corner and the heat is on!! 

Wednesday, 16 November 2011

DIY: Monogram Wall Art

Homemade presents are a great idea at times like these when 99% of us are feeling the pinch. They needn't be scrappy or look cheap, although you can make something for practically nothing. Take a look at this wall art that I've made for my parents this year (Mummy and Daddy - if you're reading this, sorry to spoil the surprise!).

Sunday, 13 November 2011


I have been introduced to the delights of Listography by Kate at Kate Takes 5. For anyone addicted to lists, like me  (I have even been known to write a list of lists.), Listography is a real internet gem. And so I am pleased to join in her Listography linky this week and respond with my own first Listography list: 

Remembrance Sunday

For The Fallen

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Deer Moon Deer

Full Moon

As I write, it is Thursday 10th November, night of the full moon. Every moon of the year is given a name which varies around the world from culture to culture. This one is known as 'The Mourning Moon', 'The Snow Moon', 'The Fog Moon' and by some as 'The Deer Moon'. At this time of year the deer are fattened and about to start the rut, the breeding season. This makes it the ideal time to hunt for them. (See this article for more in-depth information on how the moon affects deer http://www.deer-library.com/artman/publish/article_32.shtml .)

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

I make. You smile.

Hello and welcome to OKIFOLKI's first blog post!

Who am I?

My name is Sally and I work full time at OKIFOLKI, my online shop, making and selling Handcrafted Happiness – gifts to refresh your spirit for everyone who wants to give or receive more happiness.