We’ve had Busby our bakfiets for almost 5 years now. He has been a fantastic investment and I’ve got so much use out of him. However for the past couple … Continue reading Cargo bike options for older kids and adults
I had gestational diabetes when I was pregnant with Daniel. I never had to take insulin and it went away after his birth. Oddly, I didn’t have it during my … Continue reading Dr. Greger’s Daily Dozen
There’s an article in the Telegraph that has got me all riled up. I’m not going to link to it but the headline is something like, “Teenager seriously injured because … Continue reading The helmet brigade strikes again
I caught a taxi home from the train yesterday. It was a very short trip and one we usually walk but I had Ben’s backpack (he walked straight from the … Continue reading No pain, no gain
Last Sunday we went to Bonobo for brunch and I tried their Bonoboats which is porridge made with peanut butter. I was a little skeptical at first but it exceeded my … Continue reading Porridge with peanut butter
I cleaned up lots of vomit on the weekend. On Friday night I was woken by the sound of Elizabeth wailing from the bathroom. I found her sitting on the … Continue reading A weekend of vomit
The author of the book, How not to die, has some terrific lectures online. He’s very entertaining to listen to and knows his stuff. This particular talk is about the … Continue reading Is there anything kale can’t do?
I’ve been in Edinburgh all weekend for the Edinburgh WordCamp, which was hands-down the best WordCamp all year so far. It rained all weekend but that didn’t make the city … Continue reading WordCamp Edinburgh 2017
Sainsbury’s reported earlier this year that sales of their newly launched vegan cheese exceeded expectations by 300%. This is not bad at all considering the vegan market has always been viewed … Continue reading Sainsbury’s vegan mac and cheese
I copied the following factsheet from George Monbiot’s blog, Car Sick. He is encouraging people to share it: I've written a simple factsheet for schools and parents on what traffic pollution … Continue reading What Traffic Fumes Do to Our Children
I’m trying to reduce the amount of sugar I eat, partly for health reasons and partly for vanity. I’m starting to notice the wrinkles more and more and – dare … Continue reading Turkey neck and gardening
For a little while now I’ve been lusting after a new bicycle. I currently have my heart set on a Triobike. The main reason I want a new bike is … Continue reading Rain tent for a cargo bike and homeopathy
Mum has been ill this week with a headache, sore throat, blocked sinuses, cough and just generally feeling miserable. She wanted to see a GP and after my experience trying … Continue reading Fish antibiotics
One of the biggest barriers to cycling is the perception that it’s dangerous. But is it dangerous? Public perception of risk is often quite different to real risk but it’s also difficult … Continue reading How dangerous is cycling?
It’s light when I fall asleep and light when I wake up now. The other night I woke up at 3:30am to use the bathroom and it was light! Sunrise … Continue reading Daylight, UbbLE, and FIFA
I took this photo of a church on Union St this morning because I found the colours really striking. The blue-grey of the sky and the gentle sunlight shining on … Continue reading A pic and should healthcare be free?
Potholer54 has released another entertaining video. This one is about GM foods and is definitely worth watching. He makes a particularly good point at the end.
Thanks for all the lovely comments on my post yesterday and the emails, tweets, and text messages. I’m completely fine today. I was just over-reacting which is not so unusual for … Continue reading I’m still alive!
People who accept what the scientists are saying which is that human carbon emissions are causing global warming are often called alarmist. But I think it is the people who … Continue reading Who is really being alarmist?
To pregnant women: Take the epidural. Ask for it early. It’s called labour for a reason. To Wellingtonians: Leave while you still can. No city in the world is worth … Continue reading My unsolicited advice – read at your own risk