BioLight camp stove cooks your food and charges your gadgets

Brilliant idea from BioLight.  Their technology converts heat from the fire into usable electricity via a thermoelectric generator. Continue Reading →

Sunday is the time for making home made baked beans

It’s a long weekend here for Australia day.  A perfect time to make the perfect Baked Beans.  There are many recipes but this one works for me.  If you wanted to make it richer in the winter months you could add a ham hock.  That would be tasty..

(Serves 6)

3 tbsp fine salt
450g dried haricot beans
2 tbsp oil
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 small carrot, peeled and finely chopped
1 stick of celery, finely chopped
400g tinned tomatoes, chopped
2½ tbsp tomato ketchup
1½ tsp cornflour

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A frightened boy

Classic Joel Veitch :)  And perfect for a Friday.

Elizabethan Superheroes

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“What if Superman was born in the sixteenth century?
And what if the Hulk was a Duke?
How might Van Eyck have portrayed Snow White?”

Sacha Goldberg

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Fly through Friday

Digging this liquid drum and bass mix.  I’ve had my head in a spreadsheet for hours but this is helping!

My cat Confucius passed away

Last Saturday I had to make the awful decision to put my cat Confucius down.  :(  It didn’t come easily as she had been my pet for 20 years. Continue Reading →

The magical shape-shifting Tanuki

Saw these in Japan.  Was instantly hooked on the awesomeness of Tanuki.

tanuki is reputed to be mischievous and jolly, a master of disguise and shapeshifting, but somewhat gullible and absentminded.