Conor and I made a small Ausflug out of Berlin last weekend. We took the train out to Storkow and biked around the lake to the south side of Bad Saarow. We rowed a boat out on the lake for a turnabout, where we couldn't believe our eyes.... THIS is how you boat, people.
May 14, 2013
April 04, 2013
So here is my first drawing with my brand-spanking new Wacom tablet. No paper! No pens! Welcome to 2013, Judith. Do make yourself at home.
Also, it turns out that snow is not the ideal surface for playing table tennis on.
Also, here is a drawing of trying to find the table tennis ball in the snow:
But really, it was lots of fun once we chipped the ice off the table!
March 27, 2013
March 21, 2013
March 14, 2013
My first gif!
Inspired in equal part by my journey into the Amazonian basin when I was in Bolivia, and a recent episode of Parks and Recreation. If you haven't watched Parks and Rec, you're missing out on some belly laughs.
(Ben: "I really like helping people. Running the new Sweetums Foundation charity allows me to do that... and work in an office with more mahogany wood than currently remains in the Amazon rainforest. So, win-win. Except for the rainforest.")
Sam has a sourdough bug fermenting away in the corner of our kitchen. I can sense a sort of obsessive urgency that comes over him any time he wanders by the bug.
February 20, 2013
Around the cluck!!
Anyway, yesterday I read a great article in the Economist about start-ups in Kenya, but became focused on one part of the article...
"Will Nairobi then compete with other emerging tech hubs such as Bangalore and Tel Aviv? Not at once, says Joe Mucheru, head of Google in Kenya. Nairobi has exported two notable innovations: M-PESA (which began life in London) and Ushahidi, a non-profit platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters. But most Kenyan tech firms are coming up with solutions to local problems. A team at Pivot East has built a service to help poultry farmers, who waste hours sitting around watching their chickens, keep track of their brood with text-message alerts. “We need to solve the nitty-gritty first and then we can invent new things,” says Mr Mucheru."
My musings on chicken-related communication:
February 18, 2013
February 14, 2013
February 06, 2013
January 24, 2013
January 18, 2013
January 10, 2013
Give a man a scarf for Christmas, he wears the scarf. Alternatively give a man a ball of wool and a crochet hook for Christmas, he gets obsessed with youtube tutorials and counting stitches and nothing can pry that crochet hook out of his fingers until he has run out of wool or needs a cup of tea.
January 09, 2013
So Martin has gone back to NZ for a wee holiday, and we have the (dubious) honour of looking after his Kefir bug. It soaks in milk, and we are drinking it a teaspoon at a time as Martin warned us that too much of could possibly lead to explosional durchfall. Sam is going to try to use it as a sourdough starter. I'll keep you updated...
December 18, 2012
December 11, 2012
December 04, 2012
So many thanks to my darling friends Silvie, who brought me apple and cinnamon tea. and Julia who brought me black tea with lemon, and to super darling Sam who came once with a hot water bottle and hot chocolate, and came back again with another hot water bottle and a thermos of tea! And of course thanks to all those lovely people who bought some Christmas cards. Send some christmas joy! Or at least, a silly picture.
November 26, 2012
Here is the very special Christmas card I was commissioned to make for The Dairy - a delightful Kiwi cafe in Berlin. They're sending it out to all their favourite customers and clients. I can do one for you too!
November 23, 2012
Your Nan will love you even more if you send her a card with a hand-drawn drunken Santa... Go on....
Individual cards €1.50
All come with their own envelopes. All you need is a stamp and a friendly message.
Christmas cards are for sale for the next few weeks at:
Rag and Bone Man, Briesestr. 9, 12053 Neukölln
The Dairy, Raumerstr. 12, Prenzlauer Berg
On the 2nd December:
I have a stand at the Nowkoelln Market on Maybachufer. Please do come along. There may also be cake and hot Berliner Winter to drink...
Maggie and Johanna will be selling on behalf at the Michelberger Hotel Christmas Market on Warschauerstr., for those of you in Friedrichshain.
Or email me! I have paypal! email@example.com