The Independent writes about Andy, Focallocal, and our Homelessness Big Resource Map

We hit the National news again as The Independent report on one of our projects. Ok, they got some details wrong as i’m told time for research was very limited, but its a big step in the right direction. Oh, and the writer enjoyed what we do so much she’s joined us, Welcome Elsa. If we’re really lucky, and nice, she might spread a few of her magically talented words here one day :0)

Give a Bubble in Klagenfurt

Me and Katarina were staying in Klagenfurt on the Focallocal Roadtrip 4 Connection, using FL events to spread happiness to Austria. We decided on Give a Bubble and invited our CouchSurfing host Ramsey and his flatmate Becks to join us spreading happiness and connection in their local community.
Becks wasnt at all sure about joining us, as a soldier in the Austrian army the idea of blowing bubbles was initially a little far out from his usual environment, and comfort zone.

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After Lyon the road trip took me 2000 meters up into the mountains, to an astonishingly beautiful, peaceful and calm lagoon oasis, on the border between France and Italy called Lac du Mont Cenis, which was too perfect to pass without spending a day enjoying the sunshine and crisp fresh air.

There were mountains surrounded in mist, so i went for a couple of hours climbing to..

the van finally found its name, meet Conn(i)e!

It took a long time for a the perfect name to come. thank you to everyone who helped bounce ideas around with me until a name came up that was right for our big, fairly slow, colourful, and cheerful van. Conn(i)e is driving around the World spreading Connection, so the name is simply the essence and spirit of our van and road trip, and it seems to fit the reliable but slightly sluggish old girl like a glove ..perhaps a glove for all the happy hand prints our members decorated the side with :O)

So please welcome Conn(i)e to our community, and if you see her knock on the side and ask for the paint pens i have inside so you can add your colourful and positive art and decorations to make her look even more awesome! Conn(i)e has come a long way since the day i bought her. for a start, no rust, all the door locks work now (up from just one) and the solar panel and leisure battery mean i can cook and plugin my electronics inside.

Advice, ideas, support and travel companions needed – sprinkle some star dust on our Road Trip!

 

Here’s the route and itenary of the Focallocal Road Trip4 Connection. 

It  still needs a little collective magic to make it work and you can be a part of making it happen, do you;

have friends in a city between Lyon and Berlin that would like to run an event with us on the 2nd Aug?have friends we can contact to run events and projects in Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia or Bulgaria?know any beautiful beachside or lakeside towns, or mountain villages en-route that my life would be complete if i visit to work from mid-week? Sprinkle some star dust on our trip to change the World and bring people and local commuities closer together, everywhere! (click for larger image)

14th July – 21stBarcelona 26th JulyLyon 2nd August? 08 Aug. 2014 – 10 Aug. 2014Wilde Mohren Festival, Berlin 16th AugBerlinFlash Mob Urban Beautification/ or Edible Cities23rd AugVienna 30th AugLjubjana 6th SeptCroatia 13th SeptBosnia 20th SeptSerbia 27th SeptBulgaria 4th OctThessaloniki 11th OctThassosFocallocal Connection Festival