To market

On most Sunday mornings I visit a local farmers market, coming away with fresh fruit and vegetables, herbs, fresh bread, free range eggs, and honey. I tend to come home from these visits feeling rather good about myself, for several reasons. Firstly, it saves money, as the vendors’ prices are nearly always cheaper than the…

If only cats could talk …

What would cats say, if they could talk? What would they tell us?   This is Rameses. Rameses is nine years old, and has a lot to say, if the constant loud meowing is any indication. What might he be trying to say? I exist in a constant state of semi-starvation, and my human doesn’t…

Great websites

Recently I wrote about some Youtube channels I find to be excellent, and today I thought I’d talk about some website that are worth a look at. As usual, my tastes vary widely, so I hope there will be something for everyone. http://www.openculture.com/ I’ve been a fan of this website for many years. It covers…

Great Youtube channels

I thought I’d talk about some Youtube channels I think are rather good. In keeping with my site’s theme, they’re a bit of a mixed bunch, so I hope readers find something of interest in the following. I've added links to the channels and an example of each. They’re not listed in any order of…

The plan

Once upon a time there was a country where a group of people had been selected by the rest of the people to be in charge. (The rest of the people may have made a big mistake doing this, but that’s another story.) Anyway, this group could be identified in various ways. They all dressed…

The Law of Attraction – the narcissist’s handbook

We’ve all heard about the law of attraction. What you put out, you get back. You attract what you are inside of you. If you are positive the world will be positive. We are told things like ‘this is a universal law’. There will be a lot of talk about energy, and karma, and so…

Beauty on the wall

My local art gallery is currently hosting the most wonderful exhibition, of Impressionist art on loan from the Musee d’Orsay in Paris. Last week I went to see it, and i spent a couple of hours lost in appreciation of over 65 works of exquisite beauty.   Impressionism is a 19th-century art movement characterised by…

Thank God He doesn’t always say yes to prayer.

Can you imagine what it would be like if all your prayers were answered? For those who don’t pray, how about if all your wishes came true? Sounds good, doesn’t it? however, if you stop and really think about everything you’ve ever wished for, yearned for, prayed for, would that really be a good thing?…

Review “Jurassic World”

By the time I had finished wading through this mess, ‘dear god what did I just watch’ was my conclusion. Fans of the original “Jurassic Park” will be forgiven for a feeling of déjà vu when watching this, and I don’t mean this in a good way. The plot is virtually identical to the original,…

Why I like craft

This is not going to turn into a craft expert blog, basically because I’m no expert. But that’s not important, because that’s not why I do it. Making something with your own hands is extremely therapeutic. We live in a world where everything is pre-made, pre-packaged, and just handed to us. While I am as…