Swiss adventure!

In about two hours I am off to Switzerland, for our General Assembly on Tues and Wed (I am giving a presentation on our disability advocacy work which is a wee bit scary), and a weekend of sightseeing in Geneva before that. My logisitics and tourism skills have been working overtime the last couple of…

music and dancing

Our cd player in the office broke about three weeks ago. The cd was still playing but no sound emerged. This has affected our spirit and ability to read long boring EC papers – it is just so much harder without a little Johnny Cash or Carole King to help us along. I know, our…

fasting

For Lent, I have given up playing computer games like freecell and solitaire. All the ones that come in the little Games folder on any computer. I will often turn on my computer to do something and play a few games “to relax” but realise 45 minutes I am still playing, and I hate to…

Valentine’s Day Shortbread

Valentine’s Day Shortbread Originally uploaded by fionalynne Any holiday is a good excuse to bake, right?! So last night at about 10pm I made these shortbread from Mum’s recipe. My hands were far to warm so I had to stick the mix in the fridge for half an hour to make it stick together. And…

pancake day party

…only a little early. Joanna came up with the great idea of having a pancake party on Shrove Tuesday (tomorrow) so we sent out all the invitations via text and the wonderful facebook, only to realise we were busy on Tuesday. Luckily the promise of pancakes is a big incentive for visitors and nearly all…