Saturday, 25 February 2012
Friday, 24 February 2012
But some of us are looking at the stars.
Stella and I attended an astrology class last week and we learnt a few basics about creating and interpreting natal charts. The first bit is easy you just go to Astro.Com and type in your details then it will take you to a page and scroll down to where it says 'chart drawings' (bottom right hand of lists) The site then produces a simple chart for you and you can begin interpretation. Our teacher told us that our sun sign - your horoscope sign - is not as important as you might think. The placement of the ascendent, moon and true node are equally informative. Once you have this information you can check this site to find out the meaning of 'Venus in Scorpio' (you
Monday, 20 February 2012
Antichrist last week. A man I know tried to get me to watch it with him once but I demanded he turn it off. I was aware of the notorious scene where Charlotte Gainsbourg's character cuts off her clitoris with a pair of scissors and it didn't seem like a good choice of date movie to me. In preparation I watched all the additional scenes first, this helped orientate me towards the larger context of the film. I took the DVD away with me this weekend and of course no-one wanted to watch it for exactly the same reasons as I had and yet I love everything about the movie now. I can't believe I denied myself for so long.
recipe. It was so incredibly good and actually pretty easy to make although baking from scratch is expensive until you stock your cupboard with all the stuff you need. One thing though, baking is a real denial breaker, I could not help but notice that almost 2 whole packs of butter and 2 bags of sugar went into this cake. Panic attack if not heart attack.
Sunday, 19 February 2012
Friday, 17 February 2012
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
Wish You Were Here it was gorgeous. A few weeks before I got talking to a soldier who was telling me all about the war ship that will be on The Thames during the Olympic Games. This week I was surrounded by horrible unkempt HRM people bitching and whining. I think cell phones and office workers should be banned from cafes personally
Friday, 10 February 2012
So I finally got a Mac Book Pro. It took me years to get it together. Firstly because of the cost (two trips to Miami) and secondly because I am bit of a technophobe and I fear change. I bought the one to one package for £79 (I can't count past a thousand anyway) because they said that they would give me loads of lessons, that I could have my files transferred and go to classes etc. The files transferred thing is a bit of a rip as in fact that would mean leaving both machines for up to 48 hours, the other thing is my file names make me sound like a complete freak so in the end I did it myself via a memory stick. I did go to an appointment today though as I wanted to load on a programme. The guy I saw was OK if I didn't catch too much of his 'morning breath' but he pissed me totally off when he said those fatal words
'I am not going to do this for you, I am going to tell you how to do it'
9am on a Friday morning and he decides its time for a f**king quiz.
Wednesday, 8 February 2012
I have often looked into the window of the cafe between Princi and Hummingbird. The whole display is just row upon row of cakes. I look down at the dog and wonder about tying her up to the lamp post so I can go inside. Imagining her trampled under the feet of post production employees I give up on the idea and just walk by.
Not today though - this is the day I made it inside and had an amazing Mille Feuille and a Honey and Hazelnut Soy Latte - Divine.
Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Sunday, 5 February 2012
internment of IRA prisoners when the British government decided to repeal the laws against imprisoning people without charge in the 1970's.
Saturday, 4 February 2012
Daily Mail about an old Leper Colony that resides just a few hundred yards from New York City on an abandoned island in the East River NYC.
Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Praline - good sticky consistency - nice nutty flavour but nothing special.
Incroyable - the 150th anniversary macaron - Almonds with Meringue filling - Almond tastes really strong like Amaretto, Meringue gluey and tasteless although in fairness it always is.
Pear & Chestnut - interesting flavor - subtle at first and then stronger as you bite into the bits of pear hidden in the chestnut cream - after taste of having eaten a Danish Pastry - not a bad thing.
Black Forest Macaroon - Really thick fluffy biscuit with jammy cherry filling. Extremely rich, a Lilliputian gateau. Chocolate and Red Fruits are some of my favourite flavours so I am biased in favour of this one, its heavy and rather sickening which I love, probably better balanced with coffee rather than tea.
If I was buying my usual box of 8 macaroons for £10.50 I probably would only put the Black Forest flavour into my selection, I would not be able to stand trading, Rose, Lemon, Red Fruit, Coconut, Salted Caramel, Cassis Violette or Vanilla for anything less.