Fantastic app store like list of open source applications for Android. Android has pretty sloppy privacy protection compared to iOS, you can help ensure your data isn’t being copied by using open source apps and services where they are available.
Geocaching is the very geeky, but thanks to smartphones pretty accessible, game of finding small containers by their GPS coordinates. The geocaching.com site is a big repository of these caches and this one in London is typical. Follow the coordinates and clues to the cache and then write in the book and maybe leave something small to let others know you’ve found it. I promise it’s more fun than it sounds and a nice way to find hidden parts of new places when you’re travelling.
Link: Geocaching – Reflections of Neal’s Yard
Some great soup recipes from the Guardian including a lovely version of Mexican tortilla soup. It’s a much more interesting idea for soup than the usual British mushed vegetable stuff I make.
Link: The 10 best soup recipes: Mexican green soup
Japanese people tend to carry around towels with them to dry their hands (so public bathrooms don’t need paper towels or hand driers) and some of them are exquisitely beautiful. This charming one features the daruma dolls you make or buy at New Year.
Link: Teungui from NipponCraft.com
Getting into Lotus involves a lot of hip flexibility and this video provides a good way in. As well as this I like to do wide angled forward bends to feel the same hip joint rotation you need for lotus and half lotus.
Link: How to get into Lotus Pose
Another fantastic reddit with lots of ‘escape from a room’ type games. They vary in quality but you can easily spend a few hours puzzling through them.
Link: Point and click reddit
Great pizza place and bar near the London Olympics site. While you’re there visit the Schwartz Gallery further up the road if they have an exhibition on.
Link: Crate Brewery