Monthly Archives: June 2011

Is it just me? – Identity fraud

I just bought* a new planner :). It’s an 18-month pocket-sized one which has the week on the left hand side of the double page, and the right hand side is ruled for lists/ideas/etc. (Updated – photos added!) I like … Continue reading

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We have to do the best we can …

“We have to do the best we can. This is our sacred human responsibility.” – Albert Einstein The weekend of dancing went well (I was helping organise/run it, although a lot of it ran itself :)). Now back to work … Continue reading

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Cream Tea

I’m away this weekend, so this is a much-reduced post. But in lieu of a tea-related post from me, I suggest you Google “cream tea” and see what comes up. I also offer, for your amusement, a diagram to solve … Continue reading

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Saturday play – dancing! (Appalachian)

I’m away dancing this weekend … here’s a fab youtube video of a folk dancing flashmob for your amusement 🙂

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Baking afghans!

(as opposed to knitting them. Different kind of afghans.) Afghans are a classic kiwi treat. They’re a sort of shortbread-ish (in that they’re flour/sugar/butter – no egg) chocolate cookie containing cornflakes, topped with chocolate icing and nuts. I’m going away … Continue reading

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A picture held us captive …

Today’s thought-provoking quotation comes to me from a talk at Church over the weekend. Wittgenstein: A picture held us captive. And we could not get outside it, for it lay in our language and language seemed to repeat it to … Continue reading

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Mug! Fish fish fish fish fish …

Another post about a mug 🙂 Look at that. This is not a subtle mug. It’s not classy … it’s possibly slightly worrying (just look how worried those fish in the background are! The big one has TEETH!). But I … Continue reading

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Saturday play – charity shop shopping

On Friday, I found myself with free time in Cambridge and one of the things I did was to go charity-shop-ing with Rachel 🙂 (who found a beautiful ball dress!). It’s a bit contagious – when I found myself on … Continue reading

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How to make an unfeasibly long to-read list …

… aka a post about goodreads.com I started using goodreads about a week ago – after forestofglory’s visit. She showed me her to-read list and I started thinking hm, that sounds like a good way to keep track of what … Continue reading

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Education is …

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” Commonly attributed to Yeats (possibly wrongly). A valuable concept, wherever it comes from.

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