Shots from Mother’s Day lunch in the Lower Blue Mountains. Below are close-ups of part of the view from their back verandah. [first image of the series in the Flickrstream] [slideshow] The cold snap the last week and the mellower weather since has not only produced the most vivid red and claret leaves seen for quite a few years, but… Read more →
Zoe had some sort of collision with a crystal ball and ended up liveblogging Tonight’s Budget Speech last night instead. So the plan is: Print out Zoe’s post. Make a large jug of something reprehensibly alcoholic Sit in comfy chair with printed post and pencil to hand, with jug and glass in easy but stable reaching distance Switch on Lefty… Read more →
I’m just going to quote this post from Suzie at Echidne of the Snakes in full,complete with its links for Burma, and add a reminder for the women of China coping with the earthquake disaster of yesterday. When a disaster occurs, don’t forget the gendered aspects. During the chaos, women can be more vulnerable to rape and violence by intimate… Read more →
It’s not all invitations to coffee or ungrammatic hatemail. Sometimes these little notes revive pleasant memories of previous posts, like a nice little alert from someone (doing a systematic search on sites which had referenced them) to an updated URL for some essays on film noir that I linked to more than a year ago in this post about Marlene… Read more →
So you’ll never guess what I got for Mother’s Day… a new native garden outside my window! This was the previous outlook from my bedroom window: A little bleak, no? More: Share this post? Related posts: Sunday Garden Happy Solstice from the Flickr Folk Spring Garden Saturday Fun thing of the day: NAIDOC week session at the library
Fluidforms “Earth-bowls”. Just pinpoint your chosen location in Google Earth, choose a height scale, and these clever Austrians will make it out of wood for you, terrain and all. [Via Oohsome] Share this post? Related posts: Google Autocomplete Poetry Google Street View: American National Parks Question OTD: What makes for a blog that excites you? If I’d known they were… Read more →
I’m well chuffed with my complete set of Hornblower DVDs. (Thinks: what would a cage-wrestling match between JDF and the Ioan would be like?)
Caturday is so last month. Here: Otters doing rhythmic gymnastics moves with pebbles. [via gigglesugar] Share this post? Related posts: Otterday! Otterday: Caption This! Otterday! Otterday!
And we missed it! Anyway, Fillyjonk and Kate have posted lots of good stuff about HAES and Size Acceptance. Everyday is No-Diet Day in my house, although yesterday was actually no-retain-food-in-belly day, as I succumbed to the chundering bug that struck my kids earlier this week. Yukko. But the point remains – I aim to eat a wide variety of… Read more →
I just remembered a conversation I had with a hairdresser last week. She was just about to do the Dramatic First Cut, as I was going from long hair to what they seem to call an “urchin” cut. (Proceeds going to Locks of Love.) The hairdresser paused just before cutting, and checked, “Are you sure?” “Yes,” I said, “Totally sure!… Read more →
Image Source: davide mio by marcuzzo Nearly One-third Of US Parents Don’t Know What To Expect Of Infants ScienceDaily (May 4, 2008) — Almost one-third of U.S. parents have a surprisingly low-level knowledge of typical infant development and unrealistic expectations for their child’s physical, social and emotional growth, according research from the University of Rochester. The new findings, which suggest… Read more →
May the 4th be with you. I know, I know. ‘Tis a mightily horrendous pun. Blame silkworm. Share this post? Related posts: May the Fourth be with you Discombobulation: How to Stop a Geek in their Tracks Risk: “Man Up” SF Sunday: worst costumes evah!
For anyone who is trying to fool themselves that the next generation is inheriting a ‘postfeminist’ world, read Hell On Hairy Legs’ summary of a day in the life of a feminist highschooler. This is what my schedule looks like on a Thursday: Maths: 20 white guys in a 25 person class. The results are not pretty. Chemistry: We learn… Read more →
This is going to be short because if I try and make it a grand narrative I might chicken out of coming out. I am disabled. My disability is invisible. I have a mental illness. I have a disorder of affect, a mood disorder, of the type commonly but simplistically known as manic-depression. For many years I was diagnosed as… Read more →