Bottled water

Bottled water is one area of inefficiency that is well within my grasp to remedy.  After a prompt in a recent magazine article pointing out – again – just how inefficient bottled water is, it was time to take some action – again.  I’ve tried various drinking flasks, but none were satisfactory. I have beenContinue reading “Bottled water”

Swapping leverage for leaverage

Sometimes, being a bit inaccurate has its benefits. I’ve been mispronouncing the word “leverage”.  There is only one letter “a”.   But I added another.  Leaverage.  Well, I don’t know if it’s a mispronunciation or if it’s just that my accent is different to most of the TV shows I watch. Why is this inaccuracy significant? Continue reading “Swapping leverage for leaverage”

The efficient beauty of a magpie’s nest

. I was delighted and alarmed to find a charming magpie’s nest overhanging my street this morning.  It’s apparent fragility caught my attention.  It is a study in efficiency, if it manages to last the season. . . The idea of the minimum requirement weaves throughout my year.  It originated in the resolutions of my YearContinue reading “The efficient beauty of a magpie’s nest”

How Not To Teach Someone To Cook

At some point in my mid-40s, I decided it was time to learn to cook.  This from someone who took cooking classes in high school.  Those classes didn’t help because of the very strict deadline.  It was always a rush to get finished.  No time to develop awe or passion.  Then, after all the tablesContinue reading “How Not To Teach Someone To Cook”

Scourering My Way Forward

Pot scourers work better when they are chilled.  Rubbish.  So why did I find two packets of scourers in the fridge?  This mythological chilling might be a palatable option if the idea of impending senility is desirably far-fetched.  A realistic option could be a subconscious recognition that cleaning up my eating habits fell into yetContinue reading “Scourering My Way Forward”