I like this video spoofing the new “Wii Fit” – which is sort of like a bathroom scales add on for the wii (now largely used in this household for the BBC iPlayer, which irritatingly doesn’t even do full screen)
Also this week – Neil brought us this story of lift horror – and this video footage.
And Books and Coffee brought us this list of 1001 books to read. I’ve read 52 of them.
And I went to see what happens to the waste that goes in our recycling bins. More on that when I’m a wee bit less busy.
I’ve added another cartoon to the blogroll – KXCD’s combination of nerdiness and maths that I almost understand makes it a winner here.
Other favourites included
Notice Nottingham, the Council’s regular propaganda bulletin, alerts me to an interesting factoid in respect of Nottingham’s trams, which have clocked up 5 million kilometres since they have been in operation.
This is, apparently, the equivalent of seven return trips to the moon. But although our tram fleet is shiny and futuristic, I’m not sure I’d trust them for interstellar travel.
Last year, I made elderflower cordial, which was easy, and tasted amazing, and this year, I’m making more as soon as the elderflowers come out. The cordial was lovely, and it worked well as an icecream sauce and a constituent of salad dressing.
I’m not sure if I’ll have another go at elderflower champagne, which last year went mouldy and had to be discarded pre-bottling.
And I’m *really* not sure whether I’ll be attempting this new recipe from Manda who has found another culinary use for dandelions, apart from dandelion and burdock, dandelion leaf salad and dandelion wine.
Apart from anything else, I’ve not seen much in the way of dandelions yet this year. Yes, there’s a huge one pushing its way through the daffs in our front garden, and yes, very annoyingly, there’s one growing in the tiny gap between the front door step and the drive tarmac. But apart from that, I’ve seen hardly any little yellow flowers anywhere. Hardly surprising when you consider that nights are still regularly at or below freezing.