Thursday, 30 September 2010
Monday, 6 September 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
What does paralympic mean?
The present formal explanation for the name "Paralympic" is that it derives from the Greek preposition παρά, pará ("beside" or "alongside") and thus refers to a competition held in parallel with the Olympic Games. The Summer Games of 1988 held in Seoul was the first time the term "Paralympic" came into official use... from Wikipedia
However, the Olympic Games are already run in parallel, since men and women compete in separate events
Saturday, 27 February 2010
Why is that nobody can understand...
- the landline bill
- the mobile phone bill
- the gas bill
- the electricity bill???
Answer: there are gnomes with computers, spreadsheets and models in the gas company, the electricity company, the phone company who want to maximize profits, and devise very complicated "packages"...
Wednesday, 24 February 2010
After we legally scrapped the Ford at DROF (now gone underneath the Olympic Park in East London) we had to walk. So we walked to the allotment along the Limehouse Cut, and we walked to the shops.
We now shop only what we can carry home. This means we shop more often (no weekly shop for us). Since I have the time, I often shop for food just for the day. This means that we tend to waste less... and of course food waste can go on the allotment compost heap.
If food is left, leftovers are good for the next day or the day after. Many dishes get better the second time around, notably fassoulada... or veggie curry, which may have new secrets to reveal.
The recipes for the two curries - aloo gobi and chana masala - are from Andy Murray's book The Heretic's Guide to Vegan Cookery which has sold out of the first edition and is now fetching high prices!
Monday, 15 February 2010
Did somebody plan the year with spending opportunities so carefully spaced out?