The Proverbial Big Bang...
How our Distil-lery came to be.
In the early days of lockdown, March 2020, it was a time when business as usual were no longer allowed to continue and a more home-based approach had to be implemented. Being independent groundwater consultants, it wasn’t that difficult to take the necessary steps by assisting our clients remotely. Projects eventually died down and everything came to a halt. Being a type of personality that cannot sit still twiddling thumbs, something had to be done.
It was then when the idea of a newsletter came up. But it could not be labelled a newsletter, no, it had to be something a bit more interesting.
Where does the name Distil-lery come from you ask? Well, it is a triple play on words on what the word distil means, combined with what we like to have and also enjoy doing.
Let’s break it down.
Dictionary: Distil (verb)
Purify (a liquid) by heating it so that it vaporises, then cooling and condensing the vapour and collecting the resulting liquid (Similar: purify, filter).
Make spirits (or an essence) by distilling (Similar: brew).
Extract the essential meaning or most important aspects of (Similar: condense, digest).
The original purpose of the Distil-lery was to pick topics from the most recent events, what was featured in the news, and then discuss the most important aspects from a purely groundwater point of view.
Since then, the Distil-lery, like most things, evolved beyond its original purpose.
What this Distil-lery ultimately aims to achieve is to open perceptions, create awareness of actual issues and challenges, and hopefully provide interesting reading material along the way.
Since we will not be quitting our day jobs any time soon, we aim to put up posts on a weekly basis as far as our availability will allow.
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