Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Wintery Happenings

We hope you've all been having a great festive season. Our new members (and cat) are settling in well, we've been very busy doing lots of work and organising a variety of wintery happenings, and we have some great events coming up!


Yuletide Storytelling 30th Dec: 
Join us tomorrow 30th Dec from 7:30PM for an evening of winter, yule, christmas and solstice stories from around the world with a fun and fantastic local storyteller from Bards Aloud. 
Food and drink will be bring and share. As usual all food should be vegan, and no almonds or brazils.

Folk-Punk Gig - Cistem Failure (and others) 9th Jan:
Come to the House of Random Camel for our first gig of the year, featuring Cistem Failure's rowdy political banjo folk-punk. More acts to be announced soon! 8 til late

Some stuff we've been up to/Work we've been doing:

The windows for one of the bedrooms have been repaired, and the window frames at the back of the house have been fixed and painted. The fire room now has a projector wall; a shelf was put up for the projector and laptop to be put on, and the wall above the woodburner was striped (the hideous scraps of wallpaper are gone! Yay!), filled using lime-plaster, and is being painted with white ecopaint.

International Pizza Punk Day on the 26th, an anti-capitalist holiday focused on mutual aid and co-operation celebrated with communal vegan pizza and punk music, was a huge success.

175g plain flour 
1½ teaspoons baking powder
½ tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
125ml water
Should make 1 aprox. 12inch pizza, which can then be topped with your choice of sauce and veg (the most popular one here featured tomato sauce, sweetcorn, red peppers, soy "cheeze", and sliced vegan sausages), and baked at 200C for about 15mins. We also added herbs to the dough base, which was yummy.
Pizza Punk Day was started in Switzerland in 1997 by a group of orphan caravan punks and has now spread to Scotland, England, America, New Zealand, and beyond.

In less happy news, we are currently battling against the rodents that have moved in for the winter, and have been working very hard rat-proofing the houses. Holes have been filled in, the floors have been washed in a homemade peppermint-based repellant, and Rex (the newly resident house-cat) has been doing his bit to scare them away.