The Picts, known as the ‘painted people’ occupied the north east of Scotland around 1,000 BC. They probably evolved from Bronze-age inhabitants and early Celtic people. The Roman Army encountered the Picts when the Romans invaded Scotland. In fact, it is possible that the Romans gave these people their name, the painted people, because of … Continue reading Were the Picts early abstract artists?
A Japanese friend once told me about the Eastern practice of forest bathing, or as they call it in Japan, Shinrin Yoku. This prompted me to read up on the subject, which I found quite fascinating. In 1990, a group of scientists on the island of Yakushima conducted research into the stress-relieving benefits of walking … Continue reading Forest Bathing