Monthly Archives: May 2011

Vegetables and potatoes

Today I was cooking properly for the first time in months. It was something more than just throwing together pasta or eating a sandwich and ended up to be really nice even though I wasn’t sure what I wanted it to be. I diced the following: Half a red onion A green bell pepper One […]

Vegetable box deliveries

When I was younger we had a weekly vegetable box delivery at home and it was great. Unable to predict the contents the vegetables were varied enough to allow my mum to experiment with things like stuffed aubergines or soups. I’ve been aware of various vegetable box deliveries in Reading for some years, but have […]

I bought a tree!

Yesterday I bought a tree. A kumquat tree. The first time I’ve had a kumquat was back in 2001 when I went on a river cruise with my grandparents celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. We went along the Danube river from Passau to Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and back within seven days. The cruise was luxurious […]

Work without interruptions

Someone recently tweeted about a TED talk by Jason Fried called “Why work doesn’t happen at work“. One of the parts I took away mostly was this: And what you find is that, especially with creative people – designers, programmers, writers, engineers, thinkers – that people really need long stretches of uninterrupted time to get something […]

Rubbish week

Started writing a post on how shit this week’s been, but realised that a) there’s a bunch of things I probably shouldn’t mention and b) it was making me feel even worse. Seriously need something good to happen roundabout now.

Life direction [or lack thereof]

This is another one of ‘those’ posts. I can’t remember the last time I was actually happy with the direction my life has taken. I think it might have been when I was still at school though there was always school that I hated. Overall there always seem to be several things that make me […]

Family traits

At the end of last year, during a thankfully rare correspondence, I asked my stepdad for pictures of my mum. I’ve still not received them. I have, however, received a bunch of emails this week to sort out am appointment for resolution of a legal thing in Germany. Something he’s had the chance to sort […]

Knitting: Green double moss stitch scarf

I’ve been rubbish with knitting this year and this is only my third completed knitting project which I’m mainly putting down to lack of time. I started this around two months ago and finally finished it yesterday. The above image shows the progression over time and, interestingly, also shows just how much lighting affects a […]

Cycling again!

As I’ve moved away from towncentre and dislike public transport, it was about time to fix my bike and start cycling again. Thanks to @KevFerguson and the lovely people at Action Bikes I managed to do that on Tuesday evening and I’ve been cycling since: Verdict of first cycle to work: took me 32 minutes including […]

Three house moves in four months? I think I’m onto some kind of a record here!

I’ve moved again. Yes, for those keeping track, this is the third time in 2011 and the last time was just two months ago, but as it turns out the landlord was looking to sell the flat. Alas it was time to look again and I ended up finding a room in a houseshare with […]


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