There aren’t many TV programmes that make me look forward to a particular day only because it’s the day that TV show will air. Game of Thrones does it, as does The Walking Dead and maybe even The Good Wife. But Utopia is my latest TV addiction. Have you seen it? I’ve *just* got it. […]
‘Of course personally I think it would be tacky to wear diamonds before I’m 40.’ Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany’sI’m now 40, not so sure about the fabulous bit, but I’m trying. I spent my birthday exploring west America; San Francisco…
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of working on a project with photographer Mim Saxl. It was before the weather got all Turkish on us and when shit could still get done. An afternoon of delicious indeterminate grey murk. … Continue reading →
Thursday (I think it was Thursday) I was jollying to work on the Ninja. I’d just left the M6 at junction 2, and dropped down from 6th gear to 5th gear, to maintain speed but add a bit of extra power to the back wheel (for that left-right-left and then … Continue reading →
It feels like a good old fashioned summer, the days are long and warm, time passes slowly, spent outside in the garden picking herbs and flowers for the house or on long walks in the countryside watching the swifts and swallows gatherin…
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When we moved into our house four years ago, we were really excited to make it our home. While the house is still a work in progress (more on that later), the garden is pretty much finished, bar a tree, some shady plants and a lick of paint. This is what it looked like before: […]
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Let me know if there any real issues. I know there are a small number of missing photos, but I’ll fix that over the next couple of days. Ta.
- I got an app on my phone to help me keep track of what I actually eat. Simple but brilliant. Particularly if, like me, you have never had a firm handle on exactly how many calories are in the things you eat. (I actually want to stab myself in the eye for writing this. But it works.)
- Maximising nutrition. By paying attention to what I eat, particularly on the fasting days, my mind is wired to pick foods that give maximum value. This wasn’t on my radar as much before.
- Quantity control. The fasting days have recalibrated my appetite. Habit is a powerful thing and I was in the habit of eating a lot. I can now distinguish between hungry and not hungry. I eat less overall but honestly I’m not hungry. I just don’t overeat. As much.
There’s nothing I like more than finding a new stationery shop and thanks again to Twitter, I’ve found another one! Violet and Percy have an amazing selection of quirky cards, prints and jewellery and I couldn’t resist these postcards. What do you think?! I could quite happily spend all day looking through the website and deciding which […]
[Summary: blogging the three-page version of Open Data in Developing Countries - Emerging Insights from Phase I paper, with some preamble] I’m back living in Oxford after my almost-year in the USA at the Berkman Center. Before we returned, Rachel and I took a month to travel around the US – by Amtrak. The delightfully […]
Last week, I spent a day making (and then eating until I could eat no more!) sushi and dim sum. I was invited to attend the (c/o) Dim Sum and Sushi Steam at Miele Experience centre in Abingdon. Despite living just up the road, I’d never been to Miele before but I pretty much want to […]
Let me preempt this review by saying that I’m not a wine connoisseur. But I know what I like and I like red wine. I don’t mind a rosé in the summer and there’s always room for a G&T, but when it comes down to red or white, it’s always, always red wine for me. […]
My life took a rural turn last week when I was whisked away to the Dorset countryside to celebrate ‘Christmas in July’ with Boden.The three day adventure included making bread in Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Cookery School at River Cottage, creating p…
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© Jerry Uelsmann. Man on the Desk, 1976. 20 × 16 inches. Gelatin silver print.
Interesting looking new book - Transformational Imagemaking: Handmade Photography Since 1960 by Robert Hirsch
I’m not sure that these photographers are really my sort of thing, but an important movement nevertheless. A bit of a shame that it is so focussed on US photographers, a rather insular approach.
I don’t know about you, but I seem to wear the same three or so outfits, despite having a wardrobe and chest of drawers I can’t actually clothes. Inspired by this post, which Rosie shared in a Facebook, I was determined to get myself organised. The problem I have is this: about a third of […]
Another week has passed and I’m still no further ahead in getting blog posts published. But I have been busy going places, eating and drinking things, making things and organising things – all of which I’ll write about… eventually. Anyway, we’re really busy at Crafty Chai towers. We’re ploughing on with the garden and it’s […]