list here of some of my own books: Books by simonthescribe may appear to be diverse on first look. The content revolves around self-sufficiency – meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. These books are about caring for the earth and its people, fair shares for all and having some fun along along the way…
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EarthKeeper. Arthur shut the garden gate behind him and set off to the strange copse of trees he had seen a few fields away. Even from the upstairs window of his Auntie’s house there was something about the wood that he couldn’t make out. It had a sense of age to it, as if the wood were so ancient it had been there before time started. Join Arthur in his second adventure where he travels to the land of the Great Oak and is given a mission…
Energy Vampires. In this novel a ghost has been trapped in the Valley of the River Fowey for two thousand years. He makes contact with a local teacher called Andrew, who tells the story of his brief life as a healer. The ghost has a quest – the ancient Dragon Energy Line connecting the living matrix of earth energy is broken – and Andrew must mend it.
Energy Vampirism is a very real and increasing phenomenon in the Western World. As humans become more displaced from contact with nature, they are losing the ability to generate wholesome energy from its source. As a result – more and more people are left with stealing essential energy from each other as a method of survival. This unique novel offers you defenses from Energy Vampires and presents you with an exploration of earth energy.
WildFood Wizard: The hidden secrets of food. Through the informed use of preparing foodstuffs, you can effectively manage your own health and that of your family and loved ones.
WildFood Wizard gives you essential information on healing, power-packed food and herbs in time-proven treatments, that you simply integrate into everyday meals.
Create: Creative thinking allows us to transform threats into opportunities, potential failure into victory and negativity into positive hope. It gives us the edge in facing change. It helps us see resources where others are blind. Creative thinking is highly useful because is at the heart of effective problem solving.
How to Cheat at Salsa: Kindle EBook. After clubs, courses, weekend residentials, even a dance course with Folklorico Cutumba in Cuba, my question became:
How do I lead an endlessly diverse salsa dance, with a partner, which is responsive to the music, without depending on repetitive sequences?
In this ebook I share with you my answer to this problem – a ‘system’ for leading a dance without relying on repetitive, pre-learned sequences.
The DIY Geodesic GrowDome. For someone who wants whole food and enjoys the contact with nature that this gives, a growing greenhouse is essential given the weather in the UK.
This 50 page PDF ebook charts my journey into making my own perfect greenhouse / growdome – a two-frequency, hemispherical icosahedron – with full instructions on how to make one for yourself. My growdome, pictured on the ebook cover opposite, is into its third year of providing me with delicious food, fresh from the garden.
You will find instructions on how to make three different domes, plus the model domes you need as a three – D plan for each, also some background on the famous ‘Bucky’ who invented them.
Mastering DTP, Palgrave Macmillan paperback. If you design to publish on a computer, in print or digital media, then this book is an essential resource. Both the quality and effectiveness of your work will improve through focus on design.
This easy-to-follow book describes processes and tools available for successful desktop publishing (DTP), backed up with over two hundred illustrations. It reveals the tricks, secrets and magic ingredients for design in desktop publishing. Mastering Desktop Publishing offers the reader techniques, skills and strategies to achieve effective results in publishing.
Recommended for `in-house’ DTP and those studying: communications, media, business, marketing, design, desktop publishing.
First Adventures in Loom Knitting. I would never have guessed that I was going to produce a book on knitting, but after discovering looms and being given a pile of assorted wool, well, it just kinda happened. Over two years I have loom knitted just whatever took my fancy. I have made all sorts of useful and interesting articles. I want to share with you here my creative journey into a blokes first ‘loomings’…
Lost in the Woods, The Adventure of Arthur. Arthur gets lost in a wood and is guided in a vision quest by woodland animals. He sees how mankind has become separated from nature in this ‘green adventure’ and becomes resolved to do something about it.
This story is inspired by a walk that was built into Haldon Woods near Exeter in the UK, which became so popular it was literally worn away. Called ‘Beginner’s Way’, the author Simon Mitchell, helped to build the walk in the 1980’s.
The book contains hand-drawn images of Arthur’s Adventure along with the accompanying story. Ideal for younger readers who like a nature story!