Stuff and other things
This was a great adventure! I visited the Robert Filliou: The Institute Of Endless Possibilities exhibition at the Henry Moore Institute http://www.henry-moore.org/hmi/exhibitions/robert-filliou. Initially, I thought it was a bit rubbish, boxes with stuff scrawled on them, then I found some pieces I really liked!
My favourite piece was ‘Childlike Uses Of Warlike Material’, which made me think of the imaginative games I played as a child, where objects baring only the vaguest resemblance to what I wanted for my game could be transformed to that very object using my imagination.
‘Enis, un, one’ was also pretty fabulous! What I somehow failed to notice at the time was that every side of each dice is 1! I was too enthralled with the colours and shapes and huge number of dice, that I didn’t get the main point of the piece until later. But I liked it anyway…
‘Les Chefs Compatables’ was also a favourite, but I couldn’t find a photo, so you’ll have to go to see it for yourself. The exhibition runs until 23rd June – I recommend it!
I made soup! Yes, I know, I tweet enthusiastically about making soup several times a week, but this was different soup! I made Spicy Roasted Parsnip soup using this recipe http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/3198/spicy-roasted-parsnip-soup, only with ground cumin and tinned tomatoes, because that’s what I had. It was nice! Very simple to make too, which is how I like my cooking to be. Much better than the Jamie Oliver spicy parsnip recipe I used last time, which has Far Too Much garam masala in it.
Culinary Kisses, Stephanie xxx
Oh, I am such a lazy blogger recently! But I haven’t forgotten you, and I will catch up with my blog posts soon – but not this weekend, I must ebay things this weekend.
So here is some music to keep you occupied until I get around to blogging again:
It is possibly the best ever version of Don’t Bang The Drum by The Waterboys; very atmospheric. If you thought the album version was good, this will blow your socks off!
It’s Halloween!!! Oooooo!!! And there are spooky goings on in the boudoir!
Yes, Stephie has raided the pound shop again… and bought lots of goodies!
Here they are in action:
There are sweeties for good boys! And tiny pumpkin fairy lights:
A light up pumpkin:
And Eric, the cutest little ghostie you have ever met!
If that isn’t enough, there’s also a horny little devil!
Spooky Kisses, Stephanie x
Today I found these guys http://my.parkingday.org/group/parkingdayleedsuk They were outside the Radisson Blu Hotel on Cookridge Street.
It was quite late in they day when I saw them; their paper grass had got wet and I think much of their greenery had been taken home. But, Hey! Good to see you all the same!
Kisses, Stephanie x
I didn’t do a Word Of The Day yesterday, due to being full of snot, noun (usually considered vulgar) 1. nasal mucus or discharge. 2. Slang a contemptible person. Old English gesnot; related to Old High German snuzza, Norwegian, Danish snot, German schneuzen to blow one’s nose.
I was full of the first definition, not the second.
Today though I am feeling well enough to take a look at page 130 and find bap, noun, Brit a large soft bread roll. C16: of unknown origin.
Yes, or a breast…
Only a little adventure this time, due to being poorly and not feeling very adventurous. This one came from a Formspring question: ‘Kaija Saariaho or Rizzle Kicks?’ (http://www.formspring.me/AskStephanie) I listened to some new music! And I liked them both. Here they are:
Very different, but both good. I like most types of music and will listen to whatever suits my mood at the time. I always like discovering new things!
Kisses, Stephanie xxx
Today’s word is from page 1624, suspire, verb Archaic or poetic 1. to sigh or utter with a sigh; yearn. 2. (intransitive) to breathe; respire. C15: from Latin suspirare to take a deep breath, from SUB- + spirare to breathe. Suspiration, noun.
Not sure when I’ll use ‘suspire’… anyone fancy some Stephie Poetry?
Look! Look what a Lovely Gentleman has sent me!
This mail box was painted gold in honour of Alistair Brownlee, who won a gold medal in the Men’s Triathlon. Well done!
Gold Kisses, Stephanie xxx
From page 478, disseminule, noun, any propagative part of a plant, such as a seed or spore, that helps to spread the species. C20: from DISSEMINATE + -ULE
So, plant spunk…