Yep, i’m working. It is taking up most of my time. I did go to the market today, during lunchtime. Talked to an old lady for a bit. Bought some vegetables, some ramen and tofu.
Tomorrow i am going to my mum.
So thinking about making a post over the past few days is taking a downturn. I am making a bit of money now though, that is a good thing. Good until the end of the year at least.
For today, i’m keeping it with this simple post.
Enjoy your day!
Published on November 16, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen
A lazy day today.
I did make pancakes this morning. Pannenkoeken. With this recipe: Pannenkoeken zoals het hoort (Dutch only).
- 2 cups flour / 220 gram – i used spelt flour
- 2 cups / 500 ml buttermilk
- 2 -3 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons molted butter
I did put the flour and the milk together yesterday and let is soak for more than twelve hours. This morning i added the eggs, salt and butter. I baked the pancakes next. Not as thick as American pancakes, but with the buttermilk a bit thicker than usual for Dutch pancakes. And this evening i baked some more! With apple and bacon and maple syrup. Great!
I also went into town this afternoon. I was a bit dreamy. I did go to Lush to get a soap. I checked at home and saw that that was the next thing i would need. First i did go through the shop and looked at all these things. It was busy. The smell was a bit overwhelming. Finally i did ask someone to help me with picking a soap. Lots of oil, not too heavy a smell. She suggested two soaps, one from the Christmas collection and one called Sultana of Soap. I bought 98 grams of this soap. It does feel very fatty. Good.
I do feel tired. Gonna lie on my couch, watch the Great British Menu and the Great British Bake Off, one after the other. Yay 🙂
56. Lü / The Wanderer
The mountain, Kên, stands still; above it fire, Li, flames up and does not tarry. Therefore the two trigrams do not stay together. Strange lands and separation are the wanderer’s lot. When a man is a wanderer and stranger, he should not be gruff nor overbearing. He has no large circle of acquaintances, therefore he should not give himself airs. He must be cautious and reserved; in this way he protects himself from evil. If he is obliging toward others, he wins success.
The Wanderer. Success through smallness.
Perseverence brings good fortune
To the wanderer.
A wanderer has no fixed abode; his home is the road. Therefore he must take care to remain upright and steadfast, so that he sojourns only in the proper places, associating only with good people. Then he has good fortune and can go his way unmolested.
Fire on the mountain:
The image of THE WANDERER.
Thus the superior man
Is clear-minded and cautious
In imposing penalties,
And protracts no lawsuits.
When grass on a mountain takes fire, there is bright light. However, the fire does not linger in one place, but travels on to new fuel. It is a phenomenon of short duration. This is what penalties and lawsuits should be like. They should be a quickly passing matter, and must not be dragged out indefinitely. Prisons ought to be places where people are lodged only temporarily, as guests are. They must not become dwelling places.
I had this sign many times before. And even though i haven’t moved places, at all, i have only lived in three houses in my entire life, i still feel connected with this sign.
I am working on a Scritti song. But the video is taking a bit longer than i anticipated. I do expect this video to be online somewhere next week.
Enjoy your weekend. I wish you peace and quiet.
Published on October 14, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen
Yesterday was a busy day. Apart from writing the Scritti Politti post i also had some family affair going on. Not something i want to talk about here.
I feel really tired now. My mind is turning in tiny circles. So yes, i give myself a day off.
Published on October 12, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen
Yesterday’s walk in Dordrecht, visit to Vreeken’s Zaden and trip on the waterbus was great!
And last night it felt like i hardly slept. Many thoughts in my mind. Crazy! But still mine. Thinking about the post for next week, about my number 1 on my Top 4 of Best Groups in the Entire World of All Time! Which will be obvious to anyone reading this website.
I haven’t started writing this post, not yet. It is all in my head.
Today i’m tired, exhausted. I even bought some lasagna at Little Italy. Too tired to cook.
Tomorrow i will work at the garden. Plant some bulbs! Happy with those. And hopefully i will sleep better this next night.
Enjoy your weekend. Salute!
Published on October 7, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen
After yesterday i spend today quieter. I went out for lunch. I walked up to the Witte de Withstraat and ate a Wagamama ramen. Sitting outside half in the shade.
Afterwards i sat for a while near the water at a fountain. Enjoying the summer while it’s still here. Walking through the city center i stopped at the IJssalon and bought a strawberry scoop with whipped cream.
That is it for me for today. Tired.
But also very happy!
Published on September 9, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen
Today i thought of giving myself a vacation, a holiday. Two weeks of no work on this website. A time simply to enjoy the warm weather.
As it is the warmest day of the year right now, Wednesday, the day i’m writing this post, this feels very good. I’m not going anywhere, but still, some time off is a good thing. Time to let my blog go away for a bit, not need to think about what to post for a day.
My last post will be this Friday, the video i made for the Peace Garden. I need to work on it just a bit more. I like it! I hope others will do as well.
That is it for today. It is too warm to think of more things to write now!
A list of things to read and watch:
David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture
Youtube: How To Transform The Economy – Nerdwriter1
It’s all connected
John Lennon and Yoko Ono on Love | Blank on Blank | PBS Digital Studios
Published on July 21, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen
This week i’m suddenly busy. With work. So yes, that is a good thing. I’m working at two assignments now, but i have a third waiting. I should work on that one over the weekend.
I did also make some pickled radishes. I saw a recipe for those over the weekend, and yesterday i did buy them on the market. Quick pickled radish with ginger. I’ll be making some of the sushi rice with avocado. Sounds lovely.
I also went to the doctors assistant this morning. I’m not sure i ever mentioned it here on this blog. I have diabetes. It was diagnosed five years ago. Over the past six months my sugar level has risen. So i had a change in medicine. That is not working though. In a months time i have to go back after another change. If that doesn’t help, i will need to start giving myself insulin. Not something i look forward to to be honest.
I did come across some posts about a low-carbohydrate diet for diabetes-2 patients. So i will give that a go. That might work. And really, i do need to loose a bit of weight. Stop eating the cookies Ellen!
I do have some ideas for posts. But they still need work. So i don’t think they’ll be done tomorrow. Well, the song might be done. That would be great!
That is it for now. I could write a lot more. About the Roger Federer – Marin Cilic match i did watch for a while this afternoon. Great, great match. And Federer won! The first match i saw that caught my attention. I did miss the Djokovic defeat last week.
That is it for now. Have a lovely day!
Published on July 7, 2016 at 6:00 by Ellen