Tag Archives: Knowledge on Thursday

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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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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A Tale of Three Waistcoats

One upon a time (about this time last year) I joined a dance team. This meant that I needed a colourful waistcoat to wear when performing. I was able to borrow one to start off with, but it wasn’t great, so … Continue reading

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A new discovery: enormous awesome podcast archive!

Readers of this blog may or may not be aware that I am a big fan of BBC Radio 4. Radio 4 is one of the brilliant things about Britain, alongside tea-drinking, tolerance, and public healthcare. My approach to listening … 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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A Very Short Introduction: The Old Testament (part book review, part rant)

Yesterday, I went into Heffers. I was only planning to buy one book, which is work-relevant (Amongst Mathematicians, by Elena Nardi). But once I was in there … well. (I find it very hard to resist buying books in Heffers. … Continue reading

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Heffers SFF Evening

Last night, Heffers in Cambridge had a science fiction and fantasy evening.I was very impressed. They had tables set out around the store, where the authors were mostly based, signing books and chatting to people and things. and then at … Continue reading

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Thesis Thoughts: the plan

Having posted about Tall’s Three Worlds of Mathematics last week, I think it’s a good idea to keep the maths education theme going this week. And I’ve been thinking about my (Master’s) thesis, and in the last few weeks a … Continue reading

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Tall’s Three Worlds of Mathematics

Disclaimer: as I am only starting to read up on these things, there may be some errors below – everything is true to the best of my knowledge, but my knowledge is as yet shallow. For the last few weeks, … Continue reading

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Eudoxia Attempts to Shop More Ethically …

… with mixed success. Success #1: Godiva 2-in-1 shampoo and conditioner bar from LUSH :). I was near to running out of shampoo, so instead of doing my usual thing (forgetting to buy anything new until I completely run out, … Continue reading

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