http://gty.im/137885222 Shelters and adoption centres across the country report that black cats are less likely to get adopted than their white or tabby counterparts. Half of the cats the RSPCA cares for are either black or black and white. There could be a number of reasons why black cats are overlooked, from their association with witchcraft, magic and bad luck to [...]
emc goes wakeboarding – just in time for the rain! Yesterday some of us braved the sudden turn of weather to enjoy the watersports at Box End. Here, designer Josie is looking cold but confident during her first wakeboarding experience. Apparently it's much harder than it looks though!
This week’s pic of the week is of the emc trekkers at the finish line after walking 26.5 miles in the Peak District to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. After months of training, the group crossed the finish line after 9 hours and 43 minutes. Everyone here at emc design is extremely proud! If [...]
http://gty.im/999497942 Today marks one year since I joined the team at emc design as Publishing Services Manager, which like most anniversaries obviously calls for cake! For those not lucky enough to share a slice, I thought I’d share with you the top three things I’ve learnt about the company over the last 12 months. 1. [...]
http://gty.im/71407097 This week’s Pic of the Week is of endurance athlete and ocean campaigner Lewis Pugh, who has taken on the challenge of swimming the 350-mile-long English Channel (Land’s End to Dover) to raise awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans. Spending up to five hours each day battling jellyfish stings, treacherous currents, and [...]
This weekend marks the return of the biennial river festival right here in Bedford. The festival now in its 40th year takes place from 14th - 15th July on the beautiful embankment of the River Great Ouse as it passes through Bedford. The town is gearing up to welcome thousands of visitors to celebrate all [...]
http://gty.im/801924954 Here's to another sunny weekend in the UK, enjoying the heatwave! Getty Images/kelly bowden
Embed from Getty Images On 16–18 June, Dan Sai, Loei in North-Eastern Thailand hosted the annual three-day Buddhist celebration Bun Luang. The traditional festival celebrates the return of the Buddha-to-be, Prince Vessandorn who was presumed dead after a prolonged absence. Upon his return, the people of the village celebrated so loudly that it is said [...]
http://gty.im/883197798 Yesterday was the summer solstice. The longest day of the year may be over but we can still enjoy those long summer weekends. We hope you have a great one!
This week’s Pic of the Week is of a quiet road filled with jacaranda trees in blossom in Pretoria, the administrative capital in the northern area of Gauteng, South Africa. The trees bloom spectacularly in a gorgeous lavender colour and usually flower from September through to November. http://gty.im/130830658