I can't resist. My mum and my sister have been doing some cool things - and I really want to link to them.
My sister and her partner are building a gorgeous eco-house in a suburb near us, and my sister has just a started a series of blogposts that explain some of the issues around the build and the choices they've made. Here's her first post on that - exploring timber treatments. I for one am a lot more enlightened about the ins and outs of treated wood now!
Meanwhile my mother is marketing her book and website about New Zealand spinning wheels, and was interviewed about it by Granny at http://www.grannygcrafts.com/ You can listen to the podcast there, or visit my mum's website.
Speaking of the passions and pastimes that drive us, I have been bursting to write a series of posts about natural fragrance ... I hope to do it soon!