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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…
Updating my Idno/Known email posting plugin to support syndication tags in the message body.This article is © Copyright Marcus Povey 2008-2014
© 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 […]
Sits above the town in her Schiaparelli gown, down in the depths on the ninetieth floor. – Cole Porter Things that have happened lately. A couple of my house plants died. I didn’t mourn them. I just went out and … Continue reading →
Spoiler: Villandry wins.
‘For a minute there, I lost myself’ RadioheadI love being a tourist at home, especially in an area as vibrant and colourful as the east end of London. It’s fun to look around with fresh eyes, like a holidaymaker exploring somewhere new, or a child…
Just a few police bikes then… (stolen this clip from FB) Post by Kev Fannon.