In stitches! Don’t miss International Yarn Bombing Day.

The cries of ‘knit one purl one’ are crying out all over the globe. This Saturday 9 June is the 2nd annual yarn bombing day. These installations are also called yarn bombs or yarnstorms. Visit the office yarnboming site here. As they say ‘improving the urban landscape one stitch at a time”.

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Want to spend a penny for a wee price?

I couldn’t help myself and discuss this subject of paying to go to the toilet. In Australia it is unheard of to pay to go to the toilet. In Australia you have public toilets (free), toilets in shopping centres (free), toilets in cafes and restaurants (also free).  Ah not so in Europe. Everywhere we have been in Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin has had a fee for the toilet. So what does it cost?

McDonalds Paris – 0.50€

Printemps Paris – 1.50€

Galleries La Fayette Paris – 0.75€

Gare du Nord Paris – 0.50€

McDonalds Amsterdam – 0.30€

Centraal Station Amsterdam – 0.50€

Schoenberg Airport Berlin – Free!

Alexa Shopping Centre Berlin – 0.50€

You do get a cleaner toilet I think but it doesn’t mean you won’t have to wait in line!

Fancy some bog snorkelling in Wales?

A competitor prepares to snorkel during the World Bog Snorkelling Championships in Llanwrtyd Wells, Wales. The sport of bog snorkelling was created in 1976 with the first world championships taking place in 1985. Bog snorkelling competitors must complete two 55m lengths of the water-filled trench cut into a peat bog. In 2012, following the Olympic Games, Llanwrtyd Wells will host the inaugural World Alternative Games.