The Broth – Sci-Fi, Octopi and Easter Eggs

Howdy doody there folks – thought it was about time to post a mini update, as it’s been a while since our last contact.

I’ve been pretty busy with that dirty little word we call work, which alongside penning some slightly longer bloomsoup articles, means I haven’t shipped much material.

So today is a short bout of interestingness. Firstly, we venture into the world of sci-fi.

The Philosophy of Camping

camping tent

We snaked slowly up winding lanes, foliage brushing both sides of the van, crawling round blind bends into the heart of the countryside.

The sun dropped low, piercing the horizon with an amber glow as we made a final push towards our planned camping spot in a quiet corner of the moor.


Entropy, the universal force. The arrow of time.

As humans, most of our time on earth is spent building new things and then trying to defend our creations against inevitable decay.

But how should we invest our finite resources?

The Broth #2

montenegro one

Over here at bloomsoup hq (for some unknown reason) I spend a lot of time reflecting on the power of belief, not only in shaping our worldview, but also directing our actions on this tiny little globule of a planet.

So check out this instalment of The Broth for more…

The Broth #1


This is the bloomsoup broth, a melting pot of weekend wisdom from around the tinterwebs and beyond.

It’s also the first, in what I hope will be a series of weekly posts. Let me know what you think.

A Mongolian Travel Adventure: Trekking in the Wilderness

mongolia travel

It all started with a camping stove and origami plates.

We were at a fancy party in Beijing and Sam, a recent acquaintance, had just outlined the various merits of his camping equipment…

A stove that could run on any fuel, space-saving cutlery that defied all logic. It all seemed like a dream.

I wanted these tools of masculinity and with them, the ability to survive any unexpected apocalypse.

One thing was sure; the hunter-gatherer in me was strong and the wild was calling.

Mountain Man: Climbing Huayna Potosi in Bolivia

huayna potosi

“I’d like to climb a mountain please”, I say confidently.

“Yes Sir, and which one would that be?” says the lady behind the desk.

“The big one over there”, I say, pointing to a looming monstrosity in the distance, half obscured by cloud.

“Fine”, she says, tapping away at her computer, “Have you ever climbed a mountain before?”

Hmmm, not that I can remember.

Plato’s Allegory of the Cave – Simple Lessons for a Rich Life

platos allegory of the cave

Do you ever wonder how real our reality truly is?

Are we seeing the full picture, or are our brains busy inventing our worldview, Matrix-style?

Perhaps you experience flashes of hidden intuition before being consumed once more by your devilish little mind.

But like Neo emerging from his slimy lifepod, Plato’s allegory of the cave might provide just the thought experiment we need to finally wake up.

So let’s take a look.

Living and Working Abroad Like a Boss

living and working abroad

So, you’re thinking of ditching your sweaty little office job for a sweatier office job in warmer climes…

Or maybe you want to ditch the suit and tie altogether and work on the beach in your sexy Speedos?

The fact is, working abroad can be an enticing option, especially when laptop monkeys can theoretically work anywhere with electricity and Interwebs.

But is it all it’s cracked up to be?

Well, let’s find out.