Monthly Archives: October 2011

NaNoWriMo 2011

So … I’m going to go for it. 50,000 words in November. Having decided that I will take part,it’s kind of frustrating that I can’t get started yet. On the other hand, if I could get started, I’d have to … Continue reading

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To Nano or not to Nano?

Currently, I am thinking about NaNoWriMo – 50 000 words, one month (November), what could go wrong? I’ve done Nano twice before, and made it to 50K, but not written anything that was really worth reading. That’s okay … but if … Continue reading

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Tea of the Week – Twinings New Zealand Breakfast

Yesterday, I met up with a friend from NZ who I hadn’t seen in almost 10 years … it was fab to catch up with her 🙂 we had a lovely time. Also, completely unexpectedly, she brought me tea! Twinings … Continue reading

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it’s all made in China (isn’t it?)

As readers of this blog may or may not be aware, I try to shop ethically. I am by no means perfect, but I try to buy products that I believe to have been produced well. In particular, in the … Continue reading

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Pondering ambition

This week instead of a quotation I have a question … What is the proper place of ambition? Tied in with thoughts of job-hunting and figuring out what the next step is, I’m trying to find an answer to this … Continue reading

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Tea(pots) of the week – fabric!

This week’s tea of the week (sort of): Liberty Art Print Teapot fabric! (#LB27) Isn’t it lovely? I bought it with thoughts of making a waistcoat, but have since decided that I have sufficient waistcoats. So now this is sitting, … Continue reading

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Saturday play – amusing photographs

In an interesting exploration of pin-ups, photographer Rion Sabean has created a set of photos of men in stereotypically female poses. I came across it here at petapixel: http://www.petapixel.com/2011/10/04/men-photographed-in-stereotypically-female-poses/ It’s surprising how funny these are! It really makes you realise how silly … Continue reading

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Making Mississippi Mud Cake

I’m not 100% sure of what Mississippi Mud Cake is – is there definitive answer to this? I ask, because I vaguely recall it being available in shops (in New Zealand) when I was young, but I was pretty sure … Continue reading

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“Planning is bringing …”

“Planning is bringing the future into the present so you can do something about it now.” – Alan Lakein (author, writes about time management) I like this quotation. Over the past few weeks, I’ve been starting to feel more and … Continue reading

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Tea of the week – Sarawak Tea

Source: Sarawak, Malaysia. I was there earlier in the year to visit family, and picked some of this up while there. It’s grown there, in the rainforest. Cost: I paid RM2.50 (approx 50p) for the 110g size bag (loose leaf). Ethics: Unknown. … Continue reading

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