Monthly Archives: November 2010

Oil, what is it good for?

Our recent Friday evening meeting brought to light some interesting queries. The one I want to focus on is the question of how dependent we are on oil, especially within our own homes. A question mark seemed to have been … Continue reading

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Going Solar

A few years ago I decided to get a solar water heater installed on our roof as it seemed like a fairly simple way to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and to reduce our carbon emissions. It was also … Continue reading

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It’s a Rich Man’s World

One of the perks of being an expat is the fact that you tend to get more money doing a job abroad than if you were doing it back in your own country, simply because you get supplements to your … Continue reading

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Mabel’s Roselle Jam

On Friday evening four of us turned up at Mabel’s Organic Roselle Farm to learn how to make roselle jam. It was well worth the effort. The roselle plant produces very attractive flowers in considerable quantities, although, as I found … Continue reading

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