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Ras El-Hanout

For a few months now I haven’t felt able to replenish my supplies of “boutique” or “exotic” spices and blends (the ones you can’t just get at the supermarket), because Australia Post has been so crippled by the pandemic that deliveries are falling weeks behind, if they’re getting through at all. Today, though, I really had a craving for a chicken tagine, …

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Sharing a couple of recent photos of the pet animals in my life 😄 On the left, a shot of Gizmo on our weekly Sunday beach walk (now they’re allowed again!) and on the right, Gidget keeping a close eye on those birds that keep showing up at her backyard 🐶😼

a white fluffy dog seen in 3/4 view, outdoors, on a gravel path a tabby cat on an outdoor chair in a purple harness, looking up and to the left of frame

Vivian bought himself a new second-hand Nintendo Wii. While Gidget here has kept him under strict supervision, he’s been enjoying kicking back with The Legend of Zelda: The Ocarina of Time while he has a few days off work between his old job and his new 😄

a tabby cat stands on her hind legs to examine Nintendo Wii boxes on a coffee table. a guy has a drink in the background

Gidget was very intrigued when she noticed a cawing crow perched in a branch near our living room window 😼

a tabby cat on a couch, deeply focused in ‘predator mode’, sun shining on her face

Recently I’ve taken to throwing some walnut pieces out towards the local magpies when they stop by my house (which is not every day). Yesterday, four of them swung by (yes, one is not pictured), and they even sang a little for me (or to discourage other birds, who’s to say)! 😄

three magpies perched on a washing line, singing

Currently waiting in Prahran to get my second vaccine dose. I guess the outbreak has worsened since my first dose because the procedure to get in has got a lot more rigid. Looking forward to getting my jab though!

Greville St Prahran, with a queue of waiting people, a mural and a road devoid of traffic

Gidget’s box was sagging where she’s been sitting on it every day, so it was time to tell it goodbye. She was not happy to see Vivian take the box out front and fold it up for the recycle bin. She later cheered up when she remembered how much other cat furniture she has 🐱

a tabby cat in 3/4 view, looking alarmed

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I was waiting on new keycaps that would align properly even when I arranged them as per the Dvorak left-hand layout. Well, today they arrived! I’m pretty happy; they look good, and my hyphen key is no longer obnoxiously tall 😅 If anyone’s curious as to the details: I got them from YMDK(external link), and they’re XDA profile, dye-sub PBT, and the colour scheme seems to be called “9009”. I can really see why people might have fun customising their own mechanical keyboards, but I think this is where I’m likely to leave mine (…for now).

a keyboard seen top-down, keycaps largely shades of light grey, some pink and green accents the same keyboard seen in profile view; the tops of the keys all lie flush (relatively)

Thanks to the easing of restrictions a few days ago, I was able to see this scruffball (and my dad) and go on a walk to the beach! Hopefully Gizmo’s regular dog groomer will be back in business soon, because he looks like he could really do with a session 🐶

a scruffy white dog in a tartan jacket grins at the camera, standing on some grass
a cartoony avatar 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.