Monthly Archives: April 2011

Economic growth …

“Economic growth, for so long the great engine of progress, has, in the rich countries, largely finished its work.” The Spirit Level: Why Equality is Better for Everyone (2010) Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett In slightly more context: “For thousands … Continue reading

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For all the Tea in China

This week, in a break from our usual programming: not a tea review, but a book review! A book about tea. A book entitled “For all the Tea in China” (Sarah Rose, £8.99 – I borrowed it from my local … Continue reading

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Fun things! Sunshine!

The sun is out! Maybe not for long … but let’s enjoy it while it’s here 🙂 Fun things to share: New wig! I think I’ve worked out the best way of putting up my hair so it will stay … Continue reading

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‘Quilted’ Log cabin lap blanket

(For today’s post, I was thinking about whether to talk about making a knitted ‘quilt’ or whether to talk about things I’ve been thinking/reading about consumerism. The knitting won … this time.) Today, my friends, is a marvellous day. Today, … Continue reading

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Love, courage, and wisdom

The following quotation appears at the beginning of Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution – that’s where I came across it. Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as … Continue reading

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Tea of the week: F&M Royal Blend

I think I’m nearing the end of my current stash of different teas … help! (There’s still a lot of tea to drink, just I’ve already reviewed most of it …) This afternoon we (C, MIL and I) were sitting … Continue reading

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Waistcoat Pictures!

(Psst, sorry for pretty much abandoning this blog over the past week – I’ve needed some time to sit and think and just generally process ‘life’. Should probably be back to normal on Sunday – tomorrow (Saturday) I’m off at … Continue reading

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