Week 30/2021: chow mein

Week 30/2021: Week of 26 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? After turning all my alarms off, I wanted to get up a bit earlier and go for a walk in the morning. So, how did that go then? I kind of didn’t do...

Week 29/2021: all the beans

Week 29: week of 19 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I’ve been focusing on my sleep again this week. Taking the baby steps approach. So, how did that go then? I had a bit of an interruption mid-week for some medical stuff, which...

Week 28/2021: the streets of hobart

Week 28: week of 12 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I continued my routine of getting up whenever I wanted to instead of setting an alarm for a stupid time in the morning and getting up really early. It’s hard to really know...

Week 27/2021: the fabric of our streets

Week 27/2021: week of 5 July 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I wanted to work on going to bed earlier, taking baby steps rather than trying to change everything all at once. So my plan was to try and shut everything down by 9.45...

In praise of radishes & green beans

In my 21 things to do in 2021, thing 2 is to choose a different vegetable every week from Alice Zaslavsky’s book In Praise of Veg and make a recipe from the book using that vegetable. Last week, I used two different vegetables. Actually, it was two weeks ago,...

Week 26/2021: soften

Week of 28 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? I wanted to work on going to bed earlier, taking baby steps rather than trying to change everything all at once. So my new plan was to try and shut everything down by 9.45 on...

Week 25/2021: the wild places

Week 25/2021: Week of 21 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Shut down and go to bed earlier. Get more sleep. So, how did that go then? In my post about the book Spacemaker, I said that I’d decided to introduce a daily pause,...

Spacemaker

Spacemaker: a book review of sorts I’ve known Daniel Sih for many years. Now, when I say “known”, I mean that I’ve attended a couple of his training courses and am on his mailing list. That qualifies as knowing someone these days, right? I first became aware of Daniel...

Week 24/2021: rocket man

Week of 14 June 2021 What did I want to do better this week? Last week I said I wanted to focus on sleep and just sleep. I’d been creeping my shutdown time past 10.15 and not leaving enough time to wind down before my 10.30 bedtime. With a...

In praise of sweetcorn

Vegetable recipe of the week: chicken and sweetcorn soup This week’s vegetable from In Praise of Veg was sweetcorn, and you know what that means! Sweetcorn Soup (page 119). And taking inspiration from last time I cooked soup (or something), I also made the Fool-Proof Corn Fritters (page 116)...