Friday, 7. May 2010

Miscellanous Stuff

I neglected this blog so much, that I can't write about a specific topic today, I've got to cover lots of stuff that's been going on these last weeks.

Spring is finally here and I have become involved in going green, living simply, and seed politics again. On April 17, we attended the international Via Campesina Action Day in Berlin.

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feeseeds

There was an exhibition about Via Campesina. For all who don't know what that is, here's a link: www.viacampesina.org. It's a worldwide movement of farmers and people without land. This movement is most alive and advanced in the poorer countries, but there are also activists in Europe and the U.S.

And there was an exhibition about urban Guerilla Gardening, and urban community gardens. I have decided to join a community garden, and my boyfriend is also interested in participating. Yesterday I was on the site of a community garden in my neighbourhood, and I took some fresh, wild rucola home with me.

Next, I've begun to make WbW Sampler Blocks again!


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For nearly one year, my work on this sampler quilt had paused, and I added to the virtual design walls only dutifully and rarely, not to the pleasure of my fellow WbW sewers! Now that I'm back quilting and sewing, this is going to change. I have so much fun quilting again! And I took my old Bernina sewing machine to the shop to have it maintained, something which I had kept postponing for the whole last year. I'm getting it back on tuesday and looking very forward to it!

Another thing I'm working on is food and my own nutrition.

brenessel

There's a book, "Food Rules" by Michael Pollan, and there's a blog, Cheap Like Me: Food Rules
Ms. Cheap covers all the food rules in an ongoing series of posts, and I find this so enlighening. I think I have to get the book some day.
By turning to eating better meals with more fresh veggie stuff and cooking everything myself from scratch, I've lost about 10 pounds since January, and because I enjoy this food more, I could stop eating junk food and chocolate and sweets nearly every day. Now I'm eating fresh fruits and raisins if I want something sweet. I do eat chocolate sometimes, but rarely. I feel great that way.

frittata

I also started walking (as a sport). I can't run because of my knee problems, but I can walk, and I found out that walking is just as good as running to do cardio training and stay fit.

Back to the gardening: Here's a pumpkin plant, very young, and very beautiful:

kuerbiskeimling

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