Choose Your Fighter: The Month in Review, Jul 2020
The pubs are back open, we interviewed Zeal Optics, and Bob Ross is painting on Youtube. What a month.
4th July, Independence Day – for most people outside of the US this date hasn’t really been one to celebrate. But now, here in England, it’s a day that’s been marked on everyone’s calendar as a big day, a new beginning.
Incase you’d missed the news, here are few things that you could do on 4th July which for the last 87 days you haven’t been able to:
- go to Alton Towers*
- visit a museum
- visit the library
- go to church
- watch a film (in a cinema)
- stay in a hotel
- go camping (in a camp site)
- get a haircut (finally)
- buy a pint
*other theme parks are available
So put on your homemade PPE, you’re free to [insert activity here].
An Interview with Zeal Optics
It probably goes without saying that your eyes are pretty useful, and whether you’re careening down the side of a mountain on a snowboard, or just knocking around town, keeping those peepers out of harm’s way is fairly important.
Founded in 1997 by a pair of keen mountain bikers, Zeal Optics is an eyewear company dedicated to exactly that. They make goggles and sunglasses designed to stand up to the rigours of the wilderness, whilst looking good at the same time.
With a solid focus on sustainability, not only do they make all their glasses from plant-based materials, but they operate the first zero-waste lab on the planet. Interesting stuff eh?
We talked to Zeal’s Mike Lewis and Ben Peters to find out a bit more. Give it a read here.
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The Joy of Painting
If like me, you’re after something that will allow you to switch off from reality for a while then I urge you to discover The Joy of Painting with ginger afro-wielding and all-round nice guy, Bob Ross.
Watch Bob narrate his way through a landscape painting in real-time as he haphazardly throws paint onto a canvas and somehow ends up with something that is both impressive but also resembles a picture you’ve seen on your Nan’s living room wall.
Or grab a brush and paint yourself some ‘happy little trees’. Remember, with Bob, there are no mistakes, only ‘happy little accidents’, which is just the kind of encouragement we all need at a time like this…