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Snug and warm and bookless

Curses! We had a lovely sunny interlude and I was going to go and pick up my package from the post office, which I assume is the Transition Towns book, which I am soooo looking forward to reading, but I ended up writing screeds on SSish about how we aren’t, in fact, all doomed that I missed the calm window and now don’t want to go and get it because the wind is getting up again and it’s peeing it down. Bit of a nancy Home Counties storm, compared to what I’m used to, but there’s no point getting wet when I needn’t. Blanket, outside, blanket, outside… what would you choose?!

I was trying to explain to the bf that storms like 1987 happen ALL THE TIME up north and in Scotland, and does he remember the great storm of 1994 (or 1995) in Northumberland when there were cyclones and hailstones that killed livestock? No? Huh? Why’s that then? Oh, yes, it wasn’t anywhere near London, so it didn’t get on the news, and we just got on with it.

Grump, grump, grump.


March 10, 2008 at 11:57 am Leave a comment

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Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

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Carlo Petrini

"A gastronome who is not also an environmentalist is an idiot. An environmentalist who is not also a gastronome is, well, sad."

Sharon Astyk

"I am, of course, firmly opposed to consumerism and corporatism in all its forms, and I believe that we are deeply confused about material needs and wants. Now let me explain how books and yarn are totally different than the material things that other people want ;-)…."

Raj Patel, at Slow Food Nation

"Biofuels, which is the preposterous policy that we should grow food not to eat it but to set it on fire."