Changes and honey

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You may or may not have noticed that I’ve made a couple of changes to my blog. One is aimed at making my blog a bit less cluttered with widgets, the other is something I’ve noticed appearing on other blogs which I think is a great idea.

You will notice two new links above:

Interweb:
This is basically my blogroll along with links to other websites that I often frequent. Hopefully this will evolve to include more blogs as I discover them. At the moment the blogs appear in random order, this is not quite as it appears and there is a certain amount of favouritism in the way they are ordered 😉

I’ve added this page as I can envisage my blogroll widget growing out of all proportion as I discover new blogs I enjoy visiting and reading. I really hope visitors here take a look and find other great blogs to visit, in fact you can safely assume that I recommend them to you.

The other links on this page are in alphabetical order.

Bookshelf:
I’ve noticed this becoming almost viral on many blogs, I’m not one who normally follows trends but I think this one is a great addition to any blog. If you visit this page you might discover I’m a bit of a Sci-Fi freak, I always read such pages on other blogs if they exist.

Onto other matters; I was thinking about honey as I enjoyed it spread lavishly over the couple of slices of toast that was my lunch. It reminded me of a TV programme that I watched over the weekend. I’ve been really enjoying the Human Planet series on the BBC and I watched the latest episode in total awe as one tribesman risked life and limb (and anaphylactic shock) to obtain honey for his family. Whilst I sat munching my toast I got to thinking how much humanity has lost touch (especially us westerners) with the real world. There is this man daily risking his life forty odd feet up a tree for some treasured honey and all I had to do was risk my local store on any afternoon, spend a couple of quid and enjoy it at my leisure. Which one of us is really out of touch?

I know it’s all about where we live but I really do think that at times civilisation has gone too far and wouldn’t it be so much better if we’d never left the trees. I know everyone will have different thoughts about it but on days when I do think along those lines I get all philosophical about such things. Perhaps it’s time I put the kettle on for a brew? Green tea with honey 😀

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5 Comments

  1. hmm, like the new set up, Trevor, but I don;t know about going back to the simple life, what about broadband?.. 😉 and I suppose you could put the same slant on most of our food that we take for granted, such as how many complicated procedures bring our food to the table,
    I love honey, especially on my breakfast cereal, and I will now appreciate all the more…
    Bon appetit..xPenx

    • Hi Pen,
      You are of course right in that everything we eat now is far removed from how we as humans first ate it, it was just the honey I had today and what I had watched on TV that got me thinking about honey in particular.
      I’ve not tried honey on my breakfast unless it’s already there as a coating, I might try it on my cornflakes sometime though, sounds good 🙂

  2. I’m liking the new look Trevor… very atmospheric! 🙂

    • Thanks aquatom, I had this all planned before I lost my net connection, now I’ve finally got it sorted for a while. I do like to change things though, especially around New Year so I don’t see this design lasting indefinitely.

  3. oh, i like the new look and the new pages – the “book shelf” especially!
    *blush* – being included on your links page, thank you, this is really flattering.

    have to agree with you on the food thing – i always to try take a moment to think about my food before consuming. we are really lucky to live here and now and really, we can’t go back to the trees at this point. but i think we can honour and remember that our situation is not shared by all of humanity – food is not easy for everyone.

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