Thursday, December 30, 2010
The beach house we stayed at over Christmas came equipped with a ping-pong table in the garage. Despite a white sandy beach just outside the front door, I was manning the table for at least two hours a day, playing with the intensity and vigour of a 98 year old vying for a Masters Game Title.
[the music for champions]
I’ve proven on numerous occasions that I have sub-par reflexes (most recently evident with spectacularly tragic attempts to play Guitar Hero). However I felt like I found my sport when I picked up a table tennis racket.
The only rule laid down was no one was allowed to lean on the table. It’s rickety legs groaning with slightest sea breeze. Luckily for our bond our pong skills didn’t progress into proper pong rallies.
Perhaps if we had spent the summer in London our skills would stepped it up a notch
“Ping! Is an innovative 3 year project that will provide new opportunities for the public to participate in social and competitive Table Tennis free of charge.”
These crafty creatures devised the following events:
- Sing n Ping
- Singles for Singles (dating pong style)
- The Ping Pong Parlour (a pop up lounge with DJ’s, a bar and of course ping pong)
- Late Night Natural History Museum Ping Quiz
- Public Ping Pong (100 ping pong tables were set up in public spaces around London for 4 weeks over the summer including the Tate Modern, train stations, shopping centers and Heathrow Airport)
...which is probably more suited for an Australian Summer
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
This pic has been is a bit like the town bike this week, it seems every blog has had a ride.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I recently "tidied" up my bookshelves. I was so indecisive (ie lazy) about how I should organize my books - genre, alphabetical or colour, I ended up making a terrible mess and giving up.
"culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom."
Friday, December 10, 2010
1 cup vanilla soy milk
1 ripe banana (substitute1 ripe pear, peeled and cored, for pitta and kapha)
¼ cup agave or honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
¼ teaspoon allspice
½ cup miniature bittersweet chocolate chips
Combine the soy milk, banana, agave or honey, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and allspice in a food processor or blender and beat until smooth. Mix in chocolate chips. Pour mixture into popsicle molds or a one quart air tight container. Freeze 2-3 hours or until firm.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
What a wet and miserable start to summer! So who you gonna call to turn the day around?
A dose of David Bowie “Magic Dance” shall shake the cobwebs form the corners of your brain and get the heart a thumpin' in trepidation for a sensuous summer of merriment!
What kind of magic spell to use/ Slime and snails
Or puppy dogs' tails/ Thunder or lightning
Then baby said/ Dance magic, dance (dance magic, dance)
If David Bowie’s toned tussy in super tight breeches, doesn’t 'magic' up your day, how about these adorable puppy dog tails:
Robert Bradford started creating life sized sculptures out of his children's outgrown / discarded toys, see here for more of his kooky art.