Sunday, 13 May 2012


One bunting duvet cover and matching pillows, as started on the bank holiday.
Bunting Duvet Cover
I'm now like the small child on christmas eve - waiting for nightime to come so I can get into bed (and so xmas can come all the sooner except that's where my simile stops). Clean cotton sheets are soooo lovely and a duvet cover you've made yourself makes it all the sweeter.

On the topic of sweetness I ate my first bowl of Strasberries yesterday. I came across them in Asda while looking for normal raspberries.
Taking the stalks out was a bit tedious as I didn't have a straw but it was worth it. They were quite sweet with the texture of raspberries and taste between the two. They would make a mean berry mojito. Mmmm, mojito.....

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.
I have been looking at the 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. 
London Buddhist Centre
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. 



lovin' that bunting cover.

Have been toying with the idea of doing a 'mindfulness for pain management' course at our local buddhist centre. Despite not being religious I find that buddhist teaching (to the limited extent that I've been exposed to it) makes the most sense of any kind of 'spiritual' thing. But I'm still, yes, resistant to anti-science ness.

Nic said...

That duvet cover is fab! A great way to use up scraps of fabric too ;) I totally understand where you are coming from with not being able to wait until bedtime. I am the same when I have my fav duvet cover on my bed!

Liz said...

I love the duvet cover - so very cheerful! The strasberries are frightening me somewhat... but mmmm, yes, mojito...

Sarah said...

LOVE that duvet cover - wonderful, wonderful idea!

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