A walk around Ardinning Wildlife Reserve this morning. The sky was clear! Frost had got rid of the mud problem. Bright & Still. How different from the recent rain & gloom. Even 8 weeks after I tested positive, the cold made my chest tight & I don’t feel fit.
The most I’ve read since starting to make notes on my reading in 2018. Covid had something to do with that.
I probably need to split up the page soon. It uses the display posts plugin to pull out the content of the posts. I stopped using the Read Post Kinds and switched to Notes to avoid the link and quote provided by the post kinds plugin.
I make pretty short notes and include the 📚 emoji to share to the micro.blog book discovery page. I am not sure about the stars, more a bit of fun than anything serious.
I’ve seen a few mentions of book recording systems recently, micro.blog is developing bookshelves(with cover art). I sometime use GoodReads, but am more interested in DIY. I got a mention from Ton, which lead to more ideas about sharing. OPML seems to be one way. I am wondering (above my pay grade) about JsonFeed and the WordPress Rest API json and if they might be useful. JsonFeed seems to be limited to the count in your RSS feed (for WordPress).
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“The fact that children [in England] who are household members of a case are mandated to come into school, and children sitting next to a case in a classroom are not even considered close contacts, suggests that policies are geared towards maximising transmission rather than protecting children and their families,” Dr Deepti Gurdasani, a clinical epidemiologist at Queen Mary University of London, told the Guardian.
Pasta e ceci
Pasta and chickpea soup with tinned chickpeas
Made with orecchiette rather than lagane
I make a version of this but without tomato purée & without blending half the soup.
Skipped the potato and added anchovies from the other pasta e ceci in the book. A nice variation to a frequent Sunday dinner flyer.
From Rachel Roddy’s An A-Z of Pasta. Planning to get through all the ones without meat perhaps in 2022.
Read: Antlers of Water: Writing on the Nature and Environment of Scotland edited by Kathleen Jamie★★★★★ 📚
Marvellous anthology astonished me, the range of writers on what I consider my sphere of interest that I had not read. Lots to follow up, just one e.g. Amanda Thomson Art.
Click Bath is an audio ambient sauna, created by Hamish Lang
Simply click around, fiddle with some knobs, and make some noises!
via joe jenett
Read: Three Summers by Margarita Liberaki ★★★☆☆ 📚
3 girls growing up in Greece, lovely scenery, with the feel of long repetitive summer days. A lot going on behind the scenes that slowly emerge.
A right way would contradict its nature, which is anarchic
so I used passata & spaghetti. I’ve normally made this in a more complicated way. I’ll revisit soon, by the book, with fresh tomatoes.
from Rachel Roddy’s An A-Z of Pasta. Planning to get through all the ones without meat perhaps in 2022.