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Sunday, April 24, 2011


Got something to say?  Why not say it in Llama?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Small Moments

Am loving this poem by Dallas Clayton ...


At the counter
inside the gas station
sits a bowl of apples
with a hand-written sign
which reads:

Beside the apples:
a bunch of bananas.

They have no sign.

“Did people have trouble identifying the apples by sight?”
I ask as the woman counts my change.

She stops
then looks over the fruit
as if I have just asked the most important
question she has heard in
six months time.

She stares blankly for a long moment
then says

“I don’t know

I usually work on the weekends.”

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Coffee and a Chat

Via Pinterest (of course)

This morning Z, my lovely 8 year old nephew, offered to make me a coffee.  I gave him instructions - which he followed - and after he had reassured himself that the coffee was to my liking he rushed off to make himself a Milo so we could sit at the kitchen table and chat.

What a truly fab way to start the day!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Good Pair of Boots

Source: via Anya on Pinterest

“The reason that the rich were so rich, Vimes reasoned, was because they managed to spend less money.

Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles.

But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford fifty dollars had a pair of boots that’d still be keeping his feet dry in ten years’ time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet.

This was the Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.”

Terry Pratchett (Men at Arms)

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Because you find cool things like this there ... 

Friday, April 1, 2011


At this end of the world summer is drawing to a close.   Yesterday we lit the fire for the first time this year and I made my first pot of soup (creamy lentil & vegetable - thanks Alison Holst!!) of the season.  Ahhhh, season of mist and mellow fruitfullness ...