Posts categorised ‘Photos’

Not a moment too soon, our new printer has been set up! We opted to buy a Brother one, because their Mac/Linux support is reputedly good (and given the quick start guide outright says the correct driver for Macs is the open-source CUPS, I have high hopes). Now to cart the old, non-functional printer off to e-waste recycling ♻️

a computer desk, with a printer to the left, desktop computer to the right, and a stack of papers and notebooks in between

The other day when I was walking along the driveway, I looked up and noticed these avocados growing in the tree outside my neighbours' flat! πŸ₯‘ Last year the tree produced only one avocado all season long, but this year seems to have been more fruitful 😊

close-up of two avocados growing amidst the leafy branches of a tree

Today’s #mbfeb prompt is “pompasetting”, which apparently is a Caribbean word meaning “showing off”. Gidget has an exquisite belly which she loves to show off πŸ˜‰ (Photo from three years ago, now.)

a tabby cat rolled on her side to show off a pristine white belly

Some of my favourite recent photos that I haven’t already posted are these: Gizmo munching on his dentastick! Probably anxiously, to make sure notorious bickie thieves (me and my family) can’t steal them. It’s a hard life being a dog 🐢

a white dog looks uncertainly at the camera, on a bed, treat clutched between his paws a white dog raises his head while chewing, showing off his lower front teeth a white dog eats a close-to-last piece of treat between his paws

Today’s #mbfeb prompt is “code”, so I took a photo of where I do my coding 😜 It doesn’t seem to be a “serious programmer” choice but I like to use Geany, with a solarised light colour scheme, to tinker with my website. If I need emoji support, and to write posts, I use Typora.

a rose gold MacBook Air with an IDE open

Gidget’s now five and a half, but the tidying I did yesterday uncovered a purple hair tie that she used to play fetch with as a little baby cat. When she found it, she excitedly demanded an immediate game of fetch, even though it was 10:30pm πŸ˜‚ Still a kitten at heart! #mbfeb

a tabby cat rests on a pile of work clothes

Today’s #mbfeb prompt is banana, so I’m sharing my favourite way to eat banana: mashed into baked oatmeal! If you’d like to try the same, my recipe derives from BudgetBytes' Banana Bread Oatmeal, but I add ~25g chia seeds and a squirt of stevia instead of the sugar πŸ˜›

a bowl with a quarter-circle slice of brown baked oatmeal

Yesterday we got to bring Gizmo to the beach for the first time in a few weeks! Gizmo was loving it, charging around exploring every shrub, darting back and forth… he even got in a game of chasey with this other dog he met there. Great day 🐢

a small white dog standing on sand a small white dog standing on sand with his tongue out two small dogs, one white and one tan, sniff each other two small dogs, one white and one tan, start chasing each other

🐈 For today’s #mbfeb challenge post, I thought I’d share another photo of Gidget during the spell of hot weather we had last week. She wasn’t too convinced about needing to have her photo taken yet again πŸ˜…

a tabby cat lies sprawled out on a wooden floor, head raised to look quizzically at the camera

Why does food look more appealing when it’s colourful? Is it some kind of evolutionary adaption because in nature, colours = fruits and vegetables? πŸ€” Regardless, I enjoyed the bowl of fried rice with prawns I made last night. #mbfeb

a white bowl containing fried rice with carrot, egg and prawns garnished with spring onion
photo of Jessica Smith is a left-wing feminist who loves animals, books, gaming, and cooking; she’s also very interested in linguistics, history, technology and society.