Thursday, 30 September 2010

Eight Wheels Bad!

Eight wheeled buggy for infants are now common. They clog up our buses and pavements.

Babies are better off in a sling!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Save The Village Hall!

Sign the Petition

Stop Hammersmith & Fulham selling community buildings!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Paralympic Games.

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"...

Go fish.

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Originally uploaded by LoopZilla.

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.

Aloo gobi, chana masala and rice

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

The Spending Year.

After Christmas (and New Year), spending in the UK might focus on the family holidays (in January). Then in February, as well as any spending for Chinese New Year, we are encouraged to spend on Valentine's Day. After a short break, comes Mothering Sunday and Easter. Things cool off for a few months, since we need to spend out on the previously booked Summer holidays. After school restarts, wait for Halloween, just in time for the run up to Christmas....

Did somebody plan the year with spending opportunities so carefully spaced out?

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

NHS Doublespeak

NHS Doublespeak
Originally uploaded by LoopZilla.
Two leaflets from two local GP practices. Are the two related? I think we should be told!