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Gardening For People

Weeds: can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. I mean, I’m forever removing them from my garden beds and pathways, and fighting an uphill battle to keep my grassy patch from having no actual grass in it. On the other hand, I do like to eat said dandelions – hey, it’s cheaper than buying …

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Stupid Ghost Boat

I suppose if you asked me about the main purpose of a railing, I’d say that it’s to stop things from falling off a platform – things like people, and… well, mostly just people, I guess. Currently, my boat doesn’t have a bow rail, so I suppose there’s always the clear and present danger that …

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Proper Earthquake Readiness

Pshh, flat-earthers. Amateurs. Also, hollow-earthers. Double-amateurs. I don’t even have anything to say on the subject of round-earthers; you guys are crazy, and also sheeple for believing the mainstream. No, the hottest and most scientifically verified theory at the moment is that the earth is actually shaped like farfalle. That’s right: a big old bow-tie, …

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Musings On Medicine

Medicine is such a weird phenomenon. Do you ever stop and just go, wow, how is this a thing? Maybe it’s just me, but surely it’s worth taking the time to appreciate just how improbable it is that we meat sacks in space have managed to piece together how to… well, piece our bodies back …

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Thrilling Tale… Again

It was a dark and stormy night, as the classic fireside tale goes, and we were just starting on the post-dinner washing up. We’d had a preserved lemon pilaf and rosewater labneh from the new Yotam cookbook. Without warning, Francesca launched into a spiel about how inefficient the design of our kitchen is, and continued …

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Inflating Expectations

When it comes to houses, there are some things that are simply non-negotiable for me. One such thing is a decent bathtub. I’m aware that not everyone feels this way – it’s all too apparent every time I’ve been faced with the sad reality of not having access to one. Candice cares much less about …

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Everyone Has Needs

Goodness, they still make fruit roll-ups? With all this push for healthy kids nowadays, I would’ve thought they’d put a moratorium on that one. But I guess fast food and chocolate isles in the supermarkets are still thriving, so as long as the human craving for sugar still exists, there will be unhealthy snacks. For …

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Boot Camp

Well, that’s Sandrine off on her funny little holiday. Come to think of it, I’ve heard that those car boot camps (not to be confused with ‘car-boot camps’, where you go camping in a car boot) can be quite brutal, so maybe calling it a ‘holiday’ isn’t correct. We DO seem to have quite a …

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A Disappointment Salad

The only thing worse than chocolate straight out of the fridge is a ham and pineapple salad. Just above chocolate out of the fridge on the hate scale (indicating that it’s not quite as bad) are people in offices who insist on sending emails when you sit two feet behind them, and just above them …

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