Pillow Fights 4Connection+Open Skills Sharing in Linz, Austria

The weather was wonderful and the people of Linz were sunny and smiley. It may have been a more laid back city than the last stop in Klagenfurt, or perhaps it was just the perfect weather and its warm effect on people; but regardless everyone seemed happy to see us. Me and Katarina started off our stay in Linz with a Pillow Fight 4Connection, by the river – inviting all the people there, and passing by to come and join in the fun with us, and to connect with each other using a friendly Pillow in the Face as our tool of choice.

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.

New Positive Public Action: Connecting Canvas. try it today and meet some great new people!

We first tried this one while travelling through Toulouse, and it was stunning how easy it was to make new friends, simply by taking some pens and a big sheet of paper into a park. We’ve also tried in busier spaces like markets and shopping centers, where many more people join in, but they don’t stay as long. ..so less new friends, but more peoples creativity onto your Connected Canvas

Focallocal Official New Site-Launch

The path to today was so full of obstacles i often wondered if i’d make it here at all, but today Focallocal finally, officially, launches its shiny new website! I’d like to thank you all for your patience and invite you to join me on what i hope will be a truly remarkable ride!!