Tuesday, June 26, 2007

living for the future

A couple of things that got me thinking about sustainable living this week.

Andy McWilliam's talk from last Sunday. Making the Most of what We Have.

Dan Edelen's letter to Rich, the Young Ruler.

Food for thought.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

courgettes day 36

courgettes day 36, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

Getting bigger and bigger. All the rain is doing them good. I wonder how long it'll be before they flower?

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

May week sleepiness

I had a fantastic time at the ball. Sang, our set went well. Wandered around, drank champagne, ate yummy food, danced and danced and danced and made it to the survivors' photo. I'm still a little sleepy, but it was worth it. May week* fun continues with the Rev Garden party this afternoon.

Hmm, I've got a 4000 word essay to write by Friday. I think a couple more late nights might be in order.

*Yes, it's May week, in June. It's a Cambridge thing.

Monday, June 18, 2007

magic words

"I'm with the band".

I'm off to sing at a ball tonight.

Friday, June 15, 2007


Today is peaceful, so far. I'm at home writing an essy. Not much progress so far.
Once again, I failed to stay asleep past 8am. I think I've discovered why - the number of alarm clocks that go off between 8 and half past. Alarm clocks wake me up very easily and I generally switch mine off within a few rings. It seems my neighbours don't. I'm not sure what the solution is. Going to bed earlier, probably.

Essay writing today, fun tomorrow. I'm off to a wedding. Hoorah!

Monday, June 11, 2007

good things

Doctor Who (Don't blink!), sunshine, cinnamon tea, red nail polish, singing, sleep, friends, poppies, avocado and goat cheese salad, flags, God, housemates (mine, I've no idea what the ones on the telly are up to), silver shoes, pink dresses, beads, the feeling of summer (however short-lived).

Thursday, June 07, 2007

currently occupying brain space

Brecht, Chinese theatre, courgettes, the lifespan of VW Beetles, alienation, graduation, Galileo, weddings, dresses, shoes, the availability of alternators, rain, cloud, climate change, trains, shoulder ache, sleep, birthday cards, cashmere, beef stir fry, cheese, rucksack straps, the Higgs particle, MOT certificates, washing, mushrooms, bed.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

courgettes day 21

courgettes day 21, originally uploaded by the pig wot flies.

They've got big leaves and they're dark green, fleshy and slightly fluffy like proper grown-up courgette plants.

I planted 4 seeds in each side. On the right hand side, they all came up, on the left, only one did. I suspect this was because I didn't shake the grow-bag thoroughly enough at the beginnning and the soil was more compacted at the left hand end. I suppose I should thin out the plants a bit. The question is when and by how much?

Monday, June 04, 2007

on time and not having enough of it

I've had a good weekend. Went to see Cymbeline on Saturday with my mum and my uncle, which was great fun. Possibly Shakespeare's most bonkers play, in which it seems anything can happen and probably will. Apparently some of the most bonkers bits were cut, so I'll have to read it to find out what they were.

Sunday, went to Jubilee, heard Adrian preach on Missional Bible Study (good stuff, lots to think about about and more importantly, put into practice) and caught up with friends. We spent the afternoon doing and finishing the Guardian crossword from Saturday. It was good to be relaxing with my family, enjoying the sunshine and just being.

And now it's Monday again. It's not sunny. I have lots of non-work things to do (sort out my car, read, write an essay, possibly knit a shawl to wear to a wedding at the end of June, although the yarn's not arrived yet and I haven't bought a dress yet, sleep) and quite a lot of work things to do. Weekends never feel long enough.