From Portugal through Spain, France and Luxembourg to Germany – the first big trip with my future café bus took me to Germany – already a few weeks ago; now I finally get to tell you about it – and about the progress of my bus café project.
There is no such thing as “catching a disease”. What there is though are various methods of the body to rid itself of pollutants and toxines. These do not magically end up in your body, and detoxification symptoms are not a random misfortune, nor are they something triggered by some replicating micro-organism. They are a process of elimination.
Amidst all that is going on, my café project still keeps flowing – in its own pace.
About three weeks ago, I returned to Portugal to pick up my bus from the mechanic. I am so happy and enjoy it so much to finally be able to drive it. Driving, finally being on the road again, this freedom of movement … how I have missed it.
The purchase of the bus and the unexpected extensive repairs that have been done so far – all this was possible thanks to your donations – and I thank each and every one of you who contributed to this from the bottom of my heart!
So, where do we go from here?
We are experiencing intense times. Full of turbulence. It’s stormy, outside and inside. Sometimes, it feels so overwhelming, there seems to be nothing else. Everything is moving faster and faster. For many, more and more seems to be falling apart in those recent years.
In short: life is ALIVE – and if you have not been used to it before, it may be very frightening, very overwhelming.
UPDATE: Thanks to all of your lovely support and donations enough money was raised, and reconstruction work has begun.
The water system will be set up differently than before, because the pond on the land that was previously used as a spring is still heavily contaminated with ash from the fire; the water therefore currently unusable. A hopefully rainy winter will purify the water. Water captures with a capacity of 50,000 litres have now been purchased, from which the water will then be collected in a new deposit and from there distributed across the land through pipes yet to be laid.
Unfortunately, there was another disaster: during a storm, one of the large water bags with around 7,000 litres of water in it was blown down into the valley and it has not yet been possible to get it back up again.
So, there are still challenges to overcome – but thanks to your support, things are continuing and we are confident that the water supply on the land will soon be restored.
The great forest fire here in Portugal this week has killed countless trees and now many people are facing existential problems.
Dear friends of mine, Mik and Reiny, have been affected. Their home land is situated in the middle of the burnt area and they now need help to make it livable again. Please read the article, watch the photos, and support them with a donation! Every amount, small or large, helps! If we all stand together, all that seems almost impossible alone can be managed well.
An easy-to-make salad for summer, not only raw foodists will enjoy.
Combined from this season’s vegetables you will find at your local farmers’ market or maybe even in your own garden?