“Isn't that a kind of prayer? The care and maintenance of the web of our noticing, the paying heed?” - Kathleen Jamie Findings https://www.instagram.com/p/CKIFXnnlVd_/ This week's #BookSnapSunday post features Kathleen Jamie's gorgeous collection of essays Findings, beautiful, lyrical observation that captures moments of observation and experience, a lovely book to read. Findings beautifully evokes Scotland, … Continue reading Findings for #BookSnapSunday
Pixabay There was time when I did regularly join in reading challenges, afraid I was not always as dedicated as I aspired to be. These days I tend to keep my commitments simple; my own Gaia/nature challenge and my goodreads challenge which is always a comfortable goal of a mere 36 books but I do … Continue reading 2021 Nonfiction reading challenge
Just a quick #BookSnapSunday. I joined in on the #wyndhamreadalong2021 on Instagram last week and just bolted through Day of the Triffids. Wyndham has a timeless, polished quality to his writing. While it might be a cold war sci-fi, the idea that humanity will destroy itself with it's own greed driven cleverness is just as … Continue reading #BookSnapSunday – Day of the Triffids.
#BookSnapSunday I will resume the travel challenge tomorrow for today I am just sticking to #BookSnapSunday, which this week is the Craig Reucassel book Fight for Planet A, an accessible and empowering read if you are looking to understand the challenges facing the planet, why the Australian government is so backward in acting to address … Continue reading Let’s make 2021 a year to fight for the environment.
I started the Gaia/nature reading challenge in a fairly informal and off hand way in 2020 but for 2021 I thought I would be a bit more organised and focused, making the reading challenge a core regular component of Gum trees and Galaxies. Setting up a post each month where anyone who wants to participate … Continue reading 2021 Gaia/Nature Reading challenge
My first attempt at running a subscription box has been a rather small endeavour, I started out with 10 boxes, just to test the market, I guess. All boxes have now gone and and feedback has been positive so now I am planning the next box which will be Autumn 2021, ready for delivery on … Continue reading Book Box update
A bit of end of year blogging tidy up. So how did my reading plans for 2020 go? I joined in Turtle Recall the discworld reading challenge hosted by Annemieke at A Dance with Books and to be honest I only managed to re-read three Terry Pratchett novels in 2020; the first witches novel, Equal Rights, followed … Continue reading Reading
I love these guardians of adventure at the entrance to the Helsinki train station. How is everyone feeling now the year is slowly coming to a close? These last few weeks have felt even more hectic than usual, with end of year work and family demands. The arrival of summer heat has brought our weekend … Continue reading Sisu and Shimmering skies
It has been a busy month. G and I both rashly decided to start projects at the start of November that really required a much earlier start but it was nice to be intensely busy with projects for those few weeks. G decided to play around with some integrated lights and music displays, general advice … Continue reading A bit of an update
“... the more complex they made their world, the less capable they were of dealing with it. They had no means of consensus. They learnt to co-operate constructively in small units; but only destructively in large units. They aspired greedily, and then refused to face the responsibilities they had created. They created vast problems, and … Continue reading Classic Sci-fi on #BookSnapSunday