Archive for June 2010

midsummer, london

June 25, 2010

You’ve Got to Love London, by Alex Silver (tweeted by Angie Muldowney). Glastonbury is on. And Wimbledon. You can’t turn around in Marks and Spencer’s without knocking over a bloody great wall of Kentish strawberries. We have the fan going all night, sleeping under just a sheet. There is no air conditioning in any pre-war […]

friday five ~ five stages of our doomedness

June 25, 2010

‘If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe the man would only have 4 years of life left: NO MORE BEES NO MORE POLLINATION NO MORE PLANTS NO MORE ANIMALS NO MORE MAN’ ~ Albert Einstein Honeybees are dying and no one knows why. As a beekeeper, you are direct observer of the […]

monday me #5

June 22, 2010

On the summer solstice I had the day off. Pen came to visit, to work her magic on some photos for my new website. Followed by a lovely lunch in one of my favourite little local spots. I volunteered to drive us back which necessitated a three (maybe four) point turn. In Pen’s Smart car. Yeah I […]

monday me ~ #4

June 14, 2010

Things I am fearful of: Being insignificant. Spiders. Not reaching my potential. Feeling/looking/being fat on my wedding day. Staying safe. Birds. Vomiting in public (nb: I have done this in a full English lecture. It’s as awful as you think). Feeling like an imposter. Not finishing things. Hurting Science Guy. Failing at something I love. […]

friday five: jumpology

June 11, 2010

‘When you ask a person to jump, his attention is mostly directed toward the act of jumping, and the mask falls, so that the real person appears’ ~ Halsman I love this idea that the real person is the joyful person. What a powerful thing to think that despite all our anxieties and preoccupations there […]