Friday, October 24, 2008

A post on the run ...

So many things I have been planning to post about, but work is full on right now, and everything made more tricky by having a broken ankle.

(I can't even carry my own cups of tea from the kitchen to my desk. I've taken to drinking iced coffee with lots of ice-cream in it, because it's the only thing that doesn't slop out of the cup when I hop. Yes - the sacrifices I am making! ;o)

Anyway, just quickly, I wanted to say I heard from Heather, who has made a solar cooked pavlova. Such a cool idea, and I feel very inspired to follow her lead and try one as well.

She is also an industrial chemist, and has an interesting blog about the things we use in daily life that rely on oil for their manufacture.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

There go my Labour Weekend gardening plans!

At the fracture clinic there was a very distraught little girl in the waiting room. Her Mum was trying hard to cheer her up. 'Look!' she said, pointing at me and my cast, 'Look at that lady! That's what you're going to have, too. Isn't that cool?!'

Her mum looked at me somewhat pleadingly, so I felt compelled to smile and nod. 'Yes, it's really cool. Really. I love it. It's great.'

I don't know how I feel about this thing of telling little lies just to get someone else through something difficult.

Parents do it a lot. So do politicians, I think.

Monday, October 20, 2008

My jar runneth over

Oops. Ruth's Westport sourdough starter is clearly rearing to go!

Thanks heaps Ruth. It made the trip well.