The Land of Giants

First of all I think its pretty cool that Iceland had a electrical pylon design competition in 2008.  So credit to Icelandic electrical transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects.  I can’t quite believe its 2015 and I’m only reading about this now!  But its lovely so better late than never.  I remember travelling around Australia and seeing vast swaths of the environment mown down by these pylons and wires.  It always looked so destructive to me.  So to find a way of making something that scars the environment into something of beauty is wonderful.   Continue Reading →

Another year another Australian Prime Minister

Farewell Tony Abbott.  Just goes to show that slogans will only get you so far in politics.


Back in London

It’s lovely to be back in London after 5 years away.  The city constantly changes and evolves and yet in many ways it feels like many things have not changed either.  Perhaps that it because for me London has always felt like that comfortable pair of jeans that just fits.

It’s good to get my camera out again too.  I’ve been snapping bits of the city in the last 3 weeks.  My goal is to visit places I never got around to doing when I last lived here. :)

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Lower Antelope Canyon – Page, Arizona

Antelope Canyon was formed by erosion of Navajo Sandstone, primarily due to flash flooding.. Rainwater, especially during wet season, runs into canyon sections, picking up speed and sand as it rushes into the narrow passageways. Continue Reading →

Thermomix Review

Apparently the Thermomix is “the most advanced kitchen appliance on the market today”.. Either way this review is pretty funny.

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




“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