The curious child had detached the bag from the goat's neck, had opened it, and had emptied out its contents on the rush matting
; it was an alphabet, each letter of which was separately inscribed on a tiny block of boxwood.
In just three years of formal operation, the school has 300 children between the ages of four to 15 years lined up for morning assemblies, squatting on rush matting
in two brick-built and tent classrooms, learning lessons and craft, or playing in the open.
In news that will shake goat shacks, hatha studios and rush matting
salespeople across the land, a study published by the University of Southampton has found that neither yoga nor meditation "quiet" the ego; but instead boost self-enhancement.
If you're worried about Alan ruining the priceless carpets at Hardwick Hall, he was learning how a sprinkling of water over antique rush matting
keeps the flooring looking lush.
A Rush matting
B Thatching C Making brooms D Paper pulp QUESTION 6 - for 6 points: Jon Snow is a long-serving news presenter on which TV channel?
A new, limited-edition chair by Christopher Jenner celebrates the ancient and assiduous craft of Rush matting
through a year-long collaboration with Felicity Irons, the last remaining European Rush weaver.
Artificial grass, rush matting
and wooden decking tiles all look good.
Picture the scene: the hacks are ushered in to be met by the dug-out philosopher sat cross legged on rush matting
, possibly with a bamboo flute close to hand, and maybe a subtle picture of David Carridine as 70s Shaolin monk and crusader for justice, Kwai Chang Caine, on a humble desk along with a well thumbed copy of The Analects of Confucius.
The 1,400-yard long rock-fill embankment - 90ft wide at its base, 18ft wide at the top and 21ft high - was built on rush matting
between a hilly peninsula called Penrhyn-isaf at the eastern end and the island of Ynys Towyn at its western end where the harbour now is.
Floors are covered with rush matting
, apart from a central section of bush-hammered concrete, and the altar is a crisply hewn block of granite.
The external walls of the avian apartments are covered with decorative rush matting
. The crown on this elaborate, sculptural-looking tower is a bird bath, surrounded by drought-resistant sedum plants.
One of the bedrooms has been turned into a beach scene with a Caribbean mural on the wall and bunk beds hung with rush matting
. Beach balls and a lilo add to the overall effect.