Monday, October 30, 2006

he was goodstuffs

one of the best people in the world died last thursday.
i fucking loved that man, so so much.
he taught me so much, through what he spoke and how he lived
and i fucking miss him
he's been sick for a long time, but this seems so unreal. last time i saw him we was doing well.
guess that can change pretty fast.
fucking cancer, of course.
i MISS him.

i love you pete.

Monday, October 23, 2006

i'm hoping there's a good movie on tv tonight
but i may be out of luck on that one... i'm fussy
i've done so little today, it's been really nice
very relaxing
i made two more concertina books
(i also made two yesterday with my new bookbinding buddy)
i made a vegan quiche
hot chunky full-of-flavour pastry,
and enough for lunch tomorrow
i love long weekends
i love realising on sunday that it's not over,
there's another whole day
a bonus
a day to wear jimjams till 2pm
to listen to new music
move slowly
breathe out
soft rain against my window
warm thoughts to keep the cold distant
it strikes me as almost poetic,
this drawing in
away from

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

i saw an inconvenient truth last night. and indeed it is. if you haven't seen it yet, please do. really. please.
god, we've made such a mess of things. and though i consider myself pretty well informed on environmental issues, there were things i didn't know. in particular, how quickly things are moving. it's got to stop accelerating like this!
so please, look at the website, see the film, make small changes in your lives, because all those small efforts add up. for ideas click here.
i biked to work today.

Sunday, October 15, 2006


michelle has some of all the answers! and sometimes you don't even have to ask.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


lots, that's what.
life is full of excitement and activity.
a wonderful birthday party/blessing for my favourite girl last sunday,
a tree falling in the night,
a week of hot windy days,
a walk for water today (to help raise money for constructing water tanks in small villages in zimbabwe),
a new (old) record player and a new lease of enthusiasm for my old music collection,
a new weblog, a new set of missions to complete! (site still under construction. i'm trying to figure some html stuff out, i'll get there eventually)

Saturday, October 07, 2006


hello blogpeeps. haven't i been useless at updating?!
a week or two ago someone left a comment on victoria's site about banana bread. and that was it, i had to have it! so i dug out a recipe (ok, i found it online) and it's so good that i've got to share it. it is totally kick ass, not too sweet, and plenty moist. yep, that's how we like it.

Banana Bread


3 large bananas (enough to mash 1 cup)
1 cup sweetener (i use rice syrup but you can use sugar)
egg substitute for 1 egg (or, you know, an egg..)
4 tablespoons applesauce (it's so american!)
1 and 1/2 cups flour (I use mostly whole wheat)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt


With a mixer, beat the mashed bananas with the sugary stuff. Add the egg (/replacer) and applesauce and beat again.

In another bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Add this to the banana mixture and stir with a spoon until the dry stuff is all moistened. Not too much stirring!

Pour batter into a loaf pan, preferrably non-stick but i'm way too old school for that so i just oil the tin.

Bake at about 160 c (be sure to preheat first) for about 55 minutes. it takes a bit less time with fan bake.