Borrowing The Earth

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

  • 19th August
    2012
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  • 28th September
    2011
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  • 28th September
    2011
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  • 15th September
    2011
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I dream/wish for someone who I can passionately talk about food. To never get bored or too full to talk about food. To be as elated as I am every time we spend time in the kitchen preparing and cooking meals… even share my own happiness, trivial as it may seem, for fresh produce, fresh fish, freshly baked and crusty bread, the most luscious butter and fine cheeses, good aged wines or even just a brilliantly brewed beer, and lovely fresh herbs to put into our meals together or for our own family. To enjoy a meal which we both collaborated on and eat it in a most relaxed and casual way at our dinner table, and make a silly toast with our wine glasses and say, “Here’s to us damn awesome cooks/lovers!”.

goddessofscrumptiousness:

- J. Maristela

Agreed! I love food all reading, cooking and eating of it! I think I have an addiction to cook books!

  • 8th September
    2011
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  • 1st September
    2011
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My shiny first car! I passed my driving test yesterday (first time *jumps about*). This means I will now be mobile when I start uni in October and not be dependent on a weekly minibus trip to go food shopping and will hopefully build up the determination to go swimming. I need to exercise!

I was so nervous yesterday but, thankfully all the practice payed off and I managed to just about hold it together.

She is a Fiat 500 which, what I wanted as they have very low carbon emissions and a high safety rating.

I went for my first independent drive this afternoon and it was only a little bit scary not having anyone there telling me where to go and what to do!

I still need to name her. I am think “Glorious” due to my recent watching of Glorious 39 on the BBC where they called the girl “Glorious” as a nickname or possibly “Glorious Gloria” but we shall see.

  • 1st September
    2011
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  • 27th August
    2011
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  • 27th August
    2011
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clurrclurrclurr:

The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people’s grammar.  It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I’d normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world.  

For example, when I read the sentence “I care about this alot,” this is what I imagine: Similarly, when someone says “alot of _______”, I picture an Alot made out of whatever they are talking about.  If someone says something like “I feel lonely alot” or “I’m angry alot,” I’m going to imagine them standing there with an emo haircut, sharing their feelings with an Alot.  The Alot is incredibly versatile. 


This is brilliant!

clurrclurrclurr:

The Alot is an imaginary creature that I made up to help me deal with my compulsive need to correct other people’s grammar.  It kind of looks like a cross between a bear, a yak and a pug, and it has provided hours of entertainment for me in a situation where I’d normally be left feeling angry and disillusioned with the world.  


For example, when I read the sentence “I care about this alot,” this is what I imagine: Similarly, when someone says “alot of _______”, I picture an Alot made out of whatever they are talking about.  If someone says something like “I feel lonely alot” or “I’m angry alot,” I’m going to imagine them standing there with an emo haircut, sharing their feelings with an Alot.  The Alot is incredibly versatile. 

This is brilliant!

(via amyeclair)

  • 26th August
    2011
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take-nothing-but-photos:

Chytrid days are numbered?
Scientists have discovered that a species of zooplankton will eat a fungal pathogen that is killing amphibians around the world. Researchers at Oregon State University found that Daphnia magna, a freshwater microorganism, will consume the zoopore or the free-swimming stage of the “chytrid” fungus. The discovery opens the door for a possible biological solution to a problem that has confounded ecologists. 

This would be amazing! So sad the threat to amphibians worldwide. A solution would be wonderful.

take-nothing-but-photos:

Chytrid days are numbered?

Scientists have discovered that a species of zooplankton will eat a fungal pathogen that is killing amphibians around the world. 

Researchers at Oregon State University found that Daphnia magna, a freshwater microorganism, will consume the zoopore or the free-swimming stage of the “chytrid” fungus. The discovery opens the door for a possible biological solution to a problem that has confounded ecologists. 

This would be amazing! So sad the threat to amphibians worldwide. A solution would be wonderful.