So to finish off the month, I'm posting what I feel is a far more me sort of photo post - below, from top left; yellow lilac leaves, street merkin, mating pigeons and my favourite building site, where the building it being slotted together in big, brightly-coloured prefabulous panels:
And so to finish on a note about the warm autumn; below, I'm photographing petunias that have self-seeded from gone-over municipal planting. That's how warm it is this year. Pretty cosy for October. That said, I did just clear away the last of the tomatoes. And put on the heating. And pick out a favourite new autumn jumper. For the season, it is a-changing.
Monday 15th - Sunflower head sees DZ Deathrays
This DZ Deathrays, we got free tickets to see them upstairs at the Zodiac for a sort of pre-tour shakedown gig. They were the perfect counterpoint to Monday. This is their ballad kind of - it has a very Crystal World video. And there's the one that's famous on youtube. I also took my new userpic on Monday, after finding a sunflower floating in a swirl of autumn leaves in the Thames.( Read more...Collapse )
September 8th - Winnowing the wardrobe
I keep a daily sketch diary. Only the occasional picture makes it onto the internet because as you can see I don't bother finishing the pictures (and often it's a bit, eh, personal). It's great for supporting my memory and identifying what happened when. It's going to end up needing its own shelf, though! Today I was clearing out the wardrobe. The dress I'm wearing is a little black sequinned number with pockets over the hips deep enough to conceal a bottle of wine. It's awesome, but it does my legs no favours, which I think came across in the picture.
( willows, pie and a rant about a lizardCollapse )
If you're wondering about what happened to Friday, the answer is a bottle of wine.
September 1st - Tim cuts the Krim
Black Krim is a popular home grow tomato which I've tried for the first time this year. Not the last! It looks very strange but the flavour is quite lovely - rich, sweet, and slightly meaty. Just visible: Bovril. I'm not a fan (except when ill) but timscience (wielding the knife) likes it.
( September Snaptember week 1, below the cutCollapse )
Week two should feature fewer vegetables and more pie, as September progresses to its logical end.
Do you attempt to modify your behaviour using techniques, behaviour, equipment or other tools?
Things that I do to myself:
This smart new habit has totally revolutionised my life!
Things I do with other people (staff, children, pupils, partners, parents)
This crazy trick helps you CHANGE how other people behave - guaranteed!
I use other things to regulate or improve my behaviour, such as
Behaviour modification is:
The most extraordinary/daft/strange attempt at behaviour modification ever tried on me is:
In order to acheive 110% productivity I need this adjustment to my workplace
I already use this productvity aid at work:
My working day is typically:
I work at the weekends
Do you work out of work time?
Do you wish there was more time to get everything done?
What gets you through the working day?
Today I am looking forward to:
Edited to add: I missed an answer on the "Do you work out of work time?" question which is WHAT IS OUT OF WORK TIME (thank you the academics in the room). Sorry - there's a comment below you can type YES at now. And I spotted the dreaded poll typo (they are sadly uncorrectable) - habital should be habitat. Also, there's a hint that people may feel that the poll is a bit office-y but I am also interested in other workplaces. Work outside? In a soft play area? In a pit full of kittens? Still interested. Go to the comments if the poll doesn't quite get to how your workplace/work/working practice supports or hinders your wellbeing. Thanks everybody your answers are great!
The vegetable kingdom is a savage place, sometimes. Friday's question is about that, and is a for-fun question - how do you relate to vegetables? As ever, go to comments with philosophical arguments with the poll, discussions of gardens of your past and future, amusing stories about vegetables, amusing pictures of vegetables and anything else that sparks your fancy.
Me and the veg when I was a kid (tick as many as you want)
My view of the vegetable kingdom now is:
If the opportunity were available, I would definitely
Things I grow at the moment
The most amazing/striking/confusing thing I have ever grown is:
I already have/would like to have in my garden/yard
On the whole, the green stuff:
Pick one thing you will grow in your garden next year: