On the topic of sweetness I ate my first bowl of Strasberries yesterday. I came across them in Asda while looking for normal raspberries.
Knitwise I am still plugging away on the stripy shawl. Each row is now about 550 stitches so I'm not loving it as much now as I like to see a bit of progress. Meanwhile though I have joined the P/hop Ravelypics Team and adjusted my ravatar accordingly.
list of events and can see a few I could enter.
- Frogging Trampoline: rule: only deep hibernation projects (1+yrs on needles); only projects you made; project can't cross compete in other events
- Mitten Medley: Cranfords in my case. I never did finish mine from the KAL.
- Sock Put: Not sure which pair to knit but there's always room for more.
- WIPs Wrestling: rule: not touched since May 15 2012 to qualify; projects can't cross-compete in other events
I went to the Open Day at the London Buddhist Centre yesterday. I've been doing a Mindfulness for Depression Course on Tuesday nights and have found it really interesting and wanted to find out more. I still think the Mindfulness thing is the the bees knees (it's not Buddhist - it's a mainstream therapy technique - but it fits in well with meditation) but the rest of it is not for me.
It's a shame as I like the idea but I simply can't believe any of it. I also got quite annoyed in the last talk I went to on Science and Religion. I should have known better from experience but those talks are a bit pointless unless you've either got one speaker who knows about both or two speakers, one for each perspective. Plus there is always the assumption that the two subjects are incompatible.
It's such a pity there isn't a better understanding of scientific methods - never mind the details of the subjects. Scientists will rarely (never?) say something is a definitive answer as there is always the possibility further discoveries may be made that improve our knowledge of a topic. Religious fanatics insist they have definitive answers and that scientists' failure to insist that they are equally right is a sign that they are wrong. It would be so much easier if everything was black and white, but then also, I suspect, rather boring.