Sitting in the garden, hearing the wind, the birds, the cars in the background, almost non existing. I feel the quiet coming over me.
A confession, i do feel a bit down. My life continues, there are difficulties and troubles. But i manage, so far.
I have two jobs. One in a vegan cupcake shop for one day a week, selling and cleaning up and making lunch. I like it, i work with two women my age. It feels good. The other job is in home care, for three days a week. I can live of it, for the meantime.
This website will need to take a step back. Only one update a week.
It is fine.
Published on July 4, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
I’m tired. That is it for now. I’ll be back Monday.
I’m taking a break from working here. One week for starters, it could be longer. I don’t know! I will keep you up to date of course.
Published on June 24, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
I have been busy talking to all different people over the past few days. My mind is clearing up a bit.
I need to save myself. I can do it!
Published on June 23, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
Today i went back to the house i stayed in a couple of months back. This time together with Spinner, the cat!
He does need to get used to me a bit.
He is a sweety pie!
With beautiul green eyes 🙂
Published on June 16, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
Today, Sunday, i am making a dinner for my neighbour from the apartment above. A Spanish kind of chicken thigh stew with rice (for him) and a salad with radicchio and rocket and avocado and walnuts and tarragon and mint.
After that we are gonna watch a movie: Everything Everywhere All at Once. Very curious about this movie, seems right up my alley.
That is it for today. See you tomorrow!
PS. It is after ten, my neighbour just left. It was a lovely evening in which we had something good to eat, a nice glass of wine, some green tea for him and a coffee for me together with some chocolate. Lovely!
Published on May 30, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
With the IPCC report coming out yesterday and the current Russian – Ukrainian war still going frightfully wrong there is so much news today. I have been reading twitter for half the day. It is almost too much i confess.
In the Guardian the article IPCC report: ‘now or never’ if world is to stave off climate disaster states the following list:
The IPCC working group 3 report found:
- Coal must be effectively phased out if the world is to stay within 1.5C, and currently planned new fossil fuel infrastructure would cause the world to exceed 1.5C.
- Methane emissions must be reduced by a third.
- Growing forests and preserving soils will be necessary, but tree-planting cannot do enough to compensate for continued emissions for fossil fuels.
- Investment in the shift to a low-carbon world is about six times lower than it needs to be.
- All sectors of the global economy, from energy and transport to buildings and food, must change dramatically and rapidly, and new technologies including hydrogen fuel and carbon capture and storage will be needed.
Then the Russian – Ukrainian war. The devastating finding of the dead bodies lying on the streets almost randomly in Bucha is terrible. The drawing i posted yesterday of a woman screaming was because of this news. No matter what Russia tells us of this being staged, i don’t believe that. I have seen one video stating the opposite. You can read more in this article Zelenskiy set to demand new Russia sanctions at UN amid Bucha outcry.
Then there is the realization that this happens all over the world. Awful, annihilating, disastrous, calamitous, damning, destructive, fatal, ruinous actions of people against other people. I don’t want to understand how this works. Never.
Published on April 6, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen
Sunday 20 March 2022 at 16.33 Central European Time is the equinox. The Earth’s axis is perpendicular to the Sun’s rays. This means all the regions of the Earth have the same number of sunlight hours. Night and day are the same length across the globe.
The image used in the header: The Observable Universe
Explanation: How far can you see? Everything you can see, and everything you could possibly see, right now, assuming your eyes could detect all types of radiations around you – is the observable universe. In light, the farthest we can see comes from the cosmic microwave background, a time 13.8 billion years ago when the universe was opaque like thick fog.
I post this image simply because i love it. It is among the more righteous ways to depict the universe in my humble opinion.
Published on March 21, 2022 at 6:00 by Ellen