Time to bake a loaf of bread by Sam Leith in Aeon Magazine is a gloriously written ode to the joy of making bread and, in particular, the time taken to make great bread. For me, sourdough is about sensing your loaf’s place in time. The thing I love about sourdough, and I’m guessing it’s the […]
In 1946 English novelist and journalist George Orwell published an essay in the Evening Standard entitled “A Nice Cup of Tea.” For everyone who’s ever believed there’s an art to making a good cup of tea, you’ll definitely enjoy Mr. Orwell’s 11 “golden” rules for the perfect cup. Disregarding the points that aren’t so relevant […]
Marvellous takedown of the idiotic idea that we should regress to the dark ages of learning by rote as proposed by the reactionaries’ reactionary, Michael Gove, in Is There Any Point to the 12 Times Table? on the Wolfram Blog. With no prospect of the pre-decimal money system returning, I can only conclude that the logic […]
Daddy is silly, He eats his willy, It’s so chilly, He gets a brain freeze.
Trying to pitch the tent for the first time. It wasn’t until it was up the first time that we realised how enormous it is, considering we’d only really bought it for A’s pony club sleepover.
It’s ‘watching week’ for swimming at A’s school this week, so today I sat in on her regular weekly swimming lesson. Seeing her bouncing around in the water in total comfort and just swimming the widths as directed by her teacher was amazing. I couldn’t help thinking of just two years ago when I had […]
There are times when someone else writes something and there’s no point putting your own spin on it. Why sourdough bread is good for you is a classic example of that. Sourdough is more digestible than standard loaves and more nutritious […] and less likely to cause food intolerance.
Did a bit of old school shopping today when I popped into the HMV in Guildford. I didn’t really want anything but I guess I popped in for nostalgic reasons (and partly through surprise that HMV was still trading). As I browsed the CDs and DVDs, it really struck me how much I just saw […]
This week I finally got round to playing with the Radian time-lapse and panning widget thing that I backed on Kickstarter. It works just as I expect but as with many of these kinds of toys, they just enable creativity rather than create it. I made my first test video today and it’s so dull […]
This Jake Yapp chap has probably been around for ages but for some reason he’s been all over my Twitter feed this past week.