I’ll miss you so much Mika. Thank you for being our most loyal companion for fifteen beautiful years. 💔
When the phone rang I was in the kitchen, boiling a potful of spaghetti and whistling along with an FM broadcast of the overture to Rossini’s The Thieving Magpie, which has to be the perfect music for cooking pasta.The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, Haruki Murakami
Looking for another placeThe Velvet Underground
Somewhere else to be
Looking for another chance
To ride into the sun
I stumbled on the Cool Tools review of the book “A Pattern Language” a couple of years ago. Knowing then that we’ll soon be planning and building our house, I was excited to learn of a book that could help me build-up some basic knowledge and understanding of architecture.
“A Pattern Language” is fantastic! The amount of practical yet easy-to-digest information is staggering, and the book’s structure makes it very easy to use. The authors describe 253 patterns with varying importance, spanning across three main sections (Towns, Buildings, Construction). Each pattern references the patterns it’s built on top of and the patterns it affects.
Reading through “A Pattern Language” (and going back to it again and again) has given me the confidence I needed to critically look at our house plans, noticing how the patterns are applied (or not!). If you’re ever going to be involved in a construction or serious remodeling project, I recommend getting yourself a copy.
When it comes to food, I’m not a person of habits. But this recipe has been my breakfast of choice for the last few months, and surprisingly, I’m still enjoying it very much.
Yoghurt with Tahini, Banana, Walnuts, and Honey
- 125 gr yoghurt (I use dairy-free plain yoghurt)
- 1 banana, sliced, diced, or smashed
- A handful of walnuts
- 2 tsp raw tahini
- 1 tsp honey
- Pour yoghurt in bowl
- Add Tahini and mix
- Add banana
- Crush the walnuts in your hand (or chop to your preferred size), and add to the bowl
- Drizzle honey on top
I had fun installing a personal weather station on our roof. I’ve set it up to share data automatically to a number of online services. See the station’s live data on Weather Underground.
These pictures were taken during a short trip to Kathmandu, Nepal, in March 2019.
Around Kathmandu Durbar Square
I was fortunate to attend WordCamp Kathmandu 2019 last weekend in Nepal. As promised, here are my slides and the code for the “Nepali Date” block I created for my session “Your first Gutenberg Block”.