Harrogate Spa Water rings WoW

Spa WaterI had a fine chat with Melanie Wood at Harrogate Spa Water a while back about the way World Water Charities and Spa Water Producers could match their messages to promote the very survival of ‘clean water’, whether from a spa or from a reservoir.

Clean spa water remains well ‘protected’ as its sale produces a direct income, but all water, whether located in the seas, lakes, streams, wells, rain and rivers contribute to income – so long as the waters remain clean.

Achieving a World United front on issues can be hard, but “Clean Water” is not up for any debate as all life uses it and need it! So what criminals pollute it?

We are not alone – we share this ‘Blue’ Planet with essential lifeforms that call all waters, ‘Home’. If Humans had lived in rivers and seas all the time, would we have worked out a way of dumping our rubbish onto the land to have it washed back into our home? Would the Waters of the World be clean because they were ‘our’ home? Hmmmmmm, yes, I think so.

We’re just “dumping on our neighbour creatures” because they don’t dump back on us, and it is easier and cheaper than having responsibility for our own waste thus allowing more (short-term) profit.

The back wash is on one’s own doorstep and blaming our mums, dads, grandparents and great grandparents is wasting time. Those realising the need for all water to be clean need to get together NOW, otherwise our children will rightfully be able to blame us for doing nothing.

Whatever country you are in, whatever life you lead, you depend upon water being ‘fit’ for your use. Water needs to be ‘fit’ for all plant use because you need oxygen – and remember that the majority of oxygen available for breathing comes from plant life in the sea, not forests! It is great to contribute to some “Plant a Tree” campaign but as you draw your next breath, say the biggest thank-you to the billions of microscopic plants fighting for their life thus YOUR life throughout the World’s Oceans for unless they have clean water, your days are numbered lower!

Do what you can out there to keep muck production to a minimum. We all produce muck but we can process it responsibly and keep it clear of the global water supply where we can control and monitor its cleaning. Do what you can to change production methods to lower pollution and tackle the pollutants you produce by way of controlled, waste management within land-based facilities.

Dead Planets don’t make “Home Sweet Homes” so please do everything you can to fight for a healthy today and tomorrow on an un-polluted Planet, regardless of your beliefs and origins. If we muck up the environment on this one planet, no amount of fighting or peace-keeping will be of any use to anyone.

Further reading
Pixyled Publications produce a series of gazetteers on wells and springs and an excellent bibliography covering the subject. Here are the links to some of their ongoing international research into holy wells and healing springs:


‘Drying House’ or ‘Boiler howk’

Drying House or Boiler howk1. a mid-building pod that feeds warmth to both HoBB barn and HoBB cottage, supporting the work of the log fires and issuing hot water on demand.

2. a place to hang clothes or herbs to dry.

3. a warm place to incubate seedlings.

Most boiler houses are utilitarian and designed to look un-inviting – I couldn’t go that Architectural Route.

Turning a notion into a reality requires an ability to plan, along with a ‘do it’ attitude. I have lectured on this subject in schools and universities but always to groups over a fixed time slot. Words alone can often kick-start thoughts but they seldom kick off actions.

At HoBB Real, we create the chance to work up the actual bricks and mortar of a friend’s project from a notion to its promotion. Friends from around the globe visit HoBB Real – a field of green, dedicated to the best of tomorrows.

And by the way, we’ve got more to do in and around the Drying House, so if you are a fan of Gaudi and enjoy the work of Dali, volunteer for a weekend of building reality and contact us.

Ok, the sun’s up and I am swapping HoBB Virtual for HoBB Real and after uploading this HoBBlog number 000096 , I’m off to walk the dog.

May your projects be prolific ~~~~~~~~~~~ waves from the Hills, <+))))))))>< ~~~ Grant