and finally it snowed…

The weather people have been promising for days and days, but FINALLY we got the heavy snow that Kevin and I have been waiting for. Here is the back garden this evening as the snow was falling. Hoping it won’t …

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A cat’s doona

We bought a new doona* and barely got it on the bed before Merlyn claimed it as his. *Doona is the Aussie word for Duvet. I prefer Doona, it sounds snug and warm. Duvet sounds like Bidet, and well, I …

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George’s showdown with the idiot Plimer

The other thing that did make me cheer with joy during this awful Copenhagen week was George Monbiot’s showdown with the idiot Australian* climate denier Ian Plimer on Oz news show Lateline (ABC, Oz equivalent to BBC). Watch George destroy …

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Failure in Copenhagen

I have to say I’m pretty depressed about the outcome, or rather, lack thereof, at Copenhagen. I didn’t have high hopes for much, but thought developing countries might get something and there might be some effort for the world leaders …

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Copenhagen – real news

COP15 is on right now. I must admit to not being that hopeful about a genuine deal in Copenhagen. Too many industry interests will be getting in the way of actually doing anything about climate change; they must maintain their …

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land for who?

Kevin came across this on Media Lens, and I wanted to post it here as I think it perfectly expresses the current policy of the Israeli government. Keep building illegal settlements and deny Palestinians their right of return. That’s one …

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West Papua

One of the campaigns I support (and yes, there are a few), is the Free West Papua Campaign. West Papua has been under Indonesian occupation since the early 1960s. For a bit of background to the conflict, see the about …

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Forbidden Chocolate Brownies

I made ‘Forbidden Chocolate Brownies’. What do you think?  I rather surprised myself with quite how good they are; I’m starting to get good that this baking malarkey. This recipe, like many other cakes I’ve baked recently (Lavender Cup Cakes, …

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