Monthly Archives: May 2011

Photo of the week


People in the highlands of Madagascar live mostly from agriculture (dry rice). They live in brick houses – an advantage over housing in the lowlands. The clay soil can be burnt into bricks, who are brought up with more clay … Continue reading

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Guide to responsible shopping


While looking for a manufacturer where I can buy a new leather purse, I found this website. It’s very informative, and in the “search” field you can look how the manufacturing conditions for different brands are (“Responsible shopper profile”) http://www.greenamerica.org/programs/responsibleshopper/

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Ratio vs. intuition


The battle of the brain sides Many decluttering and simplifying websites suggest you to start with your wardrobe. But why is this? Is it because success will be achieved immediately (after all, how difficult is it to randomly drop stuff … Continue reading

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Photo of the week


we’re back from Mexico! This is a picture of a cenote or natural sinkhole, which are quite common on the Yucatan Peninsula. Rain caves out the limestone, creating a subterranean ground water system. No cooler place to hang out on … Continue reading

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way too much stuff


So a funny thing happened. I was just packing for our vacation to Mexico tomorrow (for 10 days). I put together some outfits for different activities that we planned 1, sporty stuff: hiking, looking at ruins, kayaking, swimming (Bikini, longsleeve … Continue reading

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And on it goes..


There is nothing more constant in life than transience. Our stay here is now slowly coming to an end, and we’ll be moving overseas at the beginning of summer. I am buried in deadlines to wrap up my work here, … Continue reading

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