Links I Like

The sub-heading of this blog is Family Life in Rural Cyprus, and by-and-large I try to stick to that theme.  But I have interests that branch far and wide, so on this page I would like to list some of the blogs or websites that I visit.  Keep checking back for new listings...


Holiday Lettings
We've found some good rentals at this site.

And this one...


Amnesty International
One of the world's leading Human Rights organisations.

Israel Palestine Centre for Research and Information
"Joint Palestinian-Israeli public policy organization, devoted to developing practical solutions for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict."
B'Tselem has championed human rights in the West Bank and Gaza Strip for over two decades, promoting a future where all Israelis and Palestinians will live in freedom and dignity.

Breaking the Silence
Israeli soldiers talk about the Occupied Territories

Combatants for Peace
Main site has been hacked.  Facebook page is:
"Combatants for Peace is a Bi-national movement of Israelis and Palestinians who lead a non-violent struggle against the occupation, and support a peaceful solution of two states for the two peoples: Israeli and Palestinian. The movement was formed in 2005 by Palestinians and Israelis who had taken an active role in the cycle of violence, and decided to drop their arms and work together to promote a peaceful solution through dialogue and non-violent action."

The White Poppy Campaign
"The Peace Pledge Union is the oldest secular pacifist organisation in Britain. Since 1934 it has been campaigning for a warless world."

Education Otherwise
UK Homeschooling resource.


Centre for Alternative Technology
Wonderful UK site for all things ecological.

Crunchy Chicken
California blog by activist mother and author of The Non-Toxic Avenger, a book about the toxicity around us.  Well worth following.

Object Guerilla
Thoughtful blog by a young American architect covering design -- large and small, life, and musing.  Rich in content and well worth a read.

An Israeli-Jordanian-Palestinian Pilot Project for Rain Harvesting.

Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands
How to make the most of the water cycle.  Includes permaculture design ideas for water holding in the land as well as tank and cistern systems.  Uses examples from all over the world that are constructed from basic materials and accessible to everyone.

Root Simple
Urban homesteading in LA.  Full of good ideas for cutting costs and reducing pollution.  Great recipes for household products.  Check out the bookstore.


Kopiaste... to Greek Hospitality
Food and cooking blog from Ivy Liakopoulou, a Greek-Cypriot living in Athens which is a fund of recipes and food lore.

Greek Canadian food blog with some tasty recipes.

Italian Food Forever
Italian food blog that I like.

Cookus Interruptus
A series of short, very funny videos dedicated to showing how possible it is to cook fresh healthy food despite life's interruptions.


Maine Media Workshops:
"The mission of Maine Media Workshops and Maine Media College is to build dynamic educational communities that foster creative vision, craftsmanship and expression in the media arts."

Rania Matar
Outstanding Boston-based photographer whose major themes include women and children.

Stella Johnson
Mentor and friend.

The Gallery
A weekly participatory photo blog.


qualia and other wildlife
Beautiful earth-alive poetry from Roselle Angwin

From the Fishouse
On-line collections of recorded and written poetry.


Monasteries of the Heart
"Monasteries of the Heart is a movement of seekers interested in becoming part of a community of seekers, either online or with others of their own choosing, who form to support one another in shaping their spiritual lives around Benedictine values and priorities."

Plum Village
Website of Thich Nhat Hahn, Zen Master and human rights activist.  A place I virtually visit, but would love to really visit one day.


Responsible Travel
Eco travel site with some great offers and opportunities.


In The Mind Field
News and commentary from veteran writer-activists.

National Veterans Fund
Organisation dedicated to helping warriors transition to civilian life.

Veterans and Families
A US organisation dedicated to helping veterans and their families and friends cope with the stresses of deployment and return.

Veterans for Peace
"The organization includes men and women veterans of all eras and duty stations spanning the Spanish Civil War (1936-39), World War II, the Korean, Vietnam, Gulf and current Iraq wars as well as other conflicts. Our collective experience tells us wars are easy to start and hard to stop and that those hurt are often the innocent. Thus, other means of problem solving are necessary."


The Word Cloud

The Word Cloud is a free community where writers can read each other's work, offer comments and get feedback. Our forums allow you to discuss books, scripts and writing with fellow writers, enter regular competitions, and much more.

Write on Edge
"Where inspiration meets community: Write on Edge (formerly The Red Dress Club) was created as a place for writers to gather, exchange ideas and learn something about the art of storytelling.
We welcome any and all writers, regardless of level – anyone interested in writing has a place here. We are also open to writers of all genres: Fiction or non-fiction. Fantasy, young adult, chick lit, memoir – there are no limits."

Sleep is for the Weak
"A fortnightly Writing Workshop for any bloggers and writers in need of a little inspiration."

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
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    I would appreciate if You could include my website in this section.
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