Category Archives: Other Stuff

Crossing a river

As the summer holiday season continues, some Zen wisdom this week: Two monks came across a shallow river they needed to cross. On the bank was another person, wondering how they could get across without getting their clothes wet. The elder monk offered to carry them across, above the water. On reaching the other side, they just huffed… Read More »

Make your own sushi, have fun and save money

I have a fondness for vegetarian sushi, something that is easily obtained through various supermarkets and high street shops. It is somewhat expensive to buy ready-made though, at £2.70 per portion that works out to be around £21 per kilo – similar to steak. I had noticed a guidebook to make your own sushi on the cakeswithfaces website,… Read More »

When you’re walking on eggs… don’t hop!

Following on from my post about fantasists, they can actually often catch themselves out without any assistance. Sometimes they start to believe their own spin they have created. As a result, their claims become wilder over time – trying to create a false sense of improvement based on their original fabrications. Sadly, it’s also something that can be… Read More »

What’s the colour of the boathouse at Hereford?

In life, and especially online, you will come across fantasists – perhaps they imagine themselves to be adventurers, gurus or experts. What you see online can be carefully edited though, rather than the true story. It’s also very easy to ‘Photoshop’ yourself into pictures now. However, the great power of the internet is that it is also fairly… Read More »

How do you eat a banana?

Very much like the urban legend of the ham*, it’s a great example of how people can carry on doing the same thing and pass that on to others without really understanding things. You pull the stalk and peel it, right? Wrong – you pinch the other end and then peel. It’s much easier, no mess, and it’s… Read More »