Saturday, 24 January 2009 7 books that have influenced me

  1. Jung's map of the soul - Murray Stein
  2. The Pawn of Prophecy - David Eddings
  3. Gaia - Robin Lovelock
  4. Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  5. Weaveworld - Clive Barker
  6. The Dilbert Principle - Scott Adams
  7. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

Friday, 23 January 2009 7 gremlins of grammar

  1. Join clauses good, like a conjunction should.
  2. Remember to not ever spilt infinitives.
  3. Writing carefully, dangling participles must be avoided.
  4. Use apostrophe's correctly.
  5. A preposition is not a good word to end a sentence with.
  6. Make each singular pronoun agree with their antecedents.
  7. Above all, avoid clichés like the plague.
Credit for today's list goes to 'Good grammar in one hour' by Graham King, a great little book for brushing up on your grammar.

Thursday, 22 January 2009 7 things on our to-do list

  1. Buy a bird table
  2. Go to Eco-St for refills
  3. See if we have a liquidizer
  4. Buy 8 black funky brackets
  5. Measure pantry door
  6. Clear items in utility area
  7. Sort out the larder

Wednesday, 21 January 2009 7 winds

  1. Bentu de Soli - An east wind on the coast of Sardinia
  2. Mistral - A cold dry wind which blows from the north over the north-west coast of the Mediterranean Sea
  3. Willy-Willy - A tropical cyclone in the south west of Australia
  4. Suestado - A storm with south-easterly gales off the coasts of Argentina and Uraguay
  5. Squamish - A strong wind occurring in many of the fjords of British Columbia
  6. Levanto - A hot south-easterly wind which blows over the Canary Islands
  7. Knik Wind - A strong south-easterly wind in the region of Palmer in Alaska

Tuesday, 20 January 2009 7 'More people are killed each year...'

<Disclaimer>Today's list comes from a variety of Google led sources and I accept no responsibility for their validity ;D</Disclaimer>

  1. More people are killed each year by electric toasters than by sharks.
  2. More people are killed each year by flying champagne corks than bites from poisonous spiders.
  3. More people are killed each year at work than in wars.
  4. More people are killed each year by teddy bears than by grizzly bears.
  5. More people are killed each year by their horses than their pet pythons.
  6. More people are killed each year by medical errors in U.S. hospitals than from motor vehicle accidents.
  7. More people are killed each year by donkeys than are killed in airline crashes.

Monday, 19 January 2009 7 chinese poems

  1. The Man-Wind and the Woman-Wind
  2. Master Teng-T'u
  3. The Orphan
  4. Meeting in the Road
  5. Li Fu-Jen
  6. Song of Snow White Heads
  7. Cock-Crow Song

Sunday, 18 January 2009 7 items I’ve hoarded in the hope of finding a use for them