Monday, 13 August 2012


A great feature on barley and brewing, preceded by a story on tea harvesting. Fantastic stuff from Farming Today. (Radio 4, note: only available until Friday morning)

Where Thomas Heatherwick's Olympic cauldron was made: Stage One, Yorkshire (Telegraph)

If you're in Edinburgh anytime soon you might like to visit the Dovecote Studios where Douglas Grierson is master weaver (Department of Small Works)


Photo of Olympic cauldron petals from the (rather good) Olympic Opening Ceremony tumblr