Oven with cook-up
26 Jul 2011 - 09:52

On Sunday mornings my dad likes a croissant. Warm from the oven.

One oven. One croissant.

I love dad, and I love warm croissants but this challenges my notions of energy efficiency – basically because it is not at all. Dad just wants a croissant for breakfast and I want to use all that pent-up oven–energy and go baking mad. 

21 Jul 2011 - 15:35

I didn't want this site to get all political but I listened to Dr. Richard Dennis debate Lord(?) Christopher Monkton at the Press Club. Eeeek.

I did like the Adam Spencer (ABC Radio) interview with Lord Monkton. He tried valiantly to get Lord Monkton to answer a few questions but his is good at getting around details and got around the questions with some 'shut-up' put-downs and good old-fashioned British bombasity. 

15 Jun 2011 - 20:51

I have just been part of the first Carrotmob in Canberra and loved it.  It is a bit like a flashmob only less of the Beyonce-style syncronised dancing and more of the people-coming-into-the-store and buying groceries. It is the sort of positive community action that is more yes than no.

Big Green Idea logo
7 Apr 2011 - 15:46

GIY Green It Yourself was taken from headspace to a www. type space with financial support from the British Council’s Big Green Idea grant program. They are open for 2011 applications.

31 Mar 2011 - 12:07

Eeeek. Arghhhhhh. Ooooo - the sound I make when I drop a real, virtual clanger. You, my early adopters, get the benefit of this inexperience.

In bread
22 Mar 2011 - 16:31

I have just made my first ever loaf of sourdough. Apart from my two kids, it is the best thing I ever baked.

GIY filming scene
26 Feb 2011 - 23:00

I've been working on this for a while. In my head more than at the desk.

Until now I have talked about ideas and on rare occasions take them into reality but here is GIY LIVE ... even if it is only a fledgling at the moment, flapping one little wing indicating signs of life.