As I silently navigated my way through all the closed roads and detours in Olympic Park in the i-MiEV, I wondered if people would ever race electric cars. This wasn’t a random thought. Olympic Park is mayhem at the moment as the infrastructure for the last round of the V8 Supercars is constructed. I’ve never attended a […]
Further to the other day’s post about eating Skippy comes this new book, Roocipes, from the federal government’s Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation. It brings together health and environmental information along with dozens of recipes from top chefs. The 60-page book is available here, where you can order a hard copy for $25 or […]
Just further to yesterday’s post. This new site, from the Australian Marine Conservation Society, makes it easier to determine whether the seafood you want is also sustainable. Better yet, it points to alternatives. It’s perfect for Christmas feasting with a clear(er) conscience. Thanks to old mate John Sampson for this heads up.
OUR ONGOING “GOOD” FOOD SEARCH Quite a while before moved we into the Smart Home we made moves to eat better. Better as in “for the greater good” rather than in “more healthily”, though I guess the latter plays into it too. Given that Clare and I have seldom encountered a piece of beef, pork, […]
A number of people have asked us why we are still drawing from the grid when we produce four times as much power as we need. It’s a reasonable question. Especially when we have the RedFlow battery to store our power. At certain times of the day we use a lot more power than at […]
We had a pretty chilled Saturday afternoon (well, as chilled as was possible with Sydney’s summer briefly deciding to check in) at the Lifeline Book Fair at Hunters Hill Town Hall. If I have a “retail therapy” style vice then it has to be books. And as much as I like wandering the aisles of […]
I’m starting to think I’m slightly obsessed with showers and showering habits. Yesterday I put my HSC level maths to the test and worked out that we spend an average of 12 minutes a day in the shower. Given that we are a family of three that would indicate the perfect 4-minute shower each. But…Ava […]
Two weeks ago at the Smart Home we did something we’ve not done before. Or should that be: we didn’t do something we usually do? Anyway, on that Sunday night, we didn’t put our rubbish bin out. Not because we were too busy watching Midsomer Murders but simply because in the previous week we’d only […]