28.01. A break in normal transmission

I am on a little break.
And I had hoped to keep updating Like The World with posts.
But at the moment the only pics I can upload are off my phone and I,m not happy with the quality. And I don,t want this blog to be about ordinary photos.
So I am going to give this blog a rest- and then bombard you with pics in about a month.
Au revoir till then, mes cheries.
If you,re looking for me, I,ll be here.

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27.01. Paris, I Wish You Love

Simply divine.

Music by Charles Trenet & Léo Chauliac
Original Lyrics by Charles Trenet
English Lyrics by Albert Beach

Here is a heavenly version by Stacey Kent.

A Translation. Just beautiful!

Goodbye, No use leading with our chins,
This is where our story ends,
Never lovers, ever friends.

Goodbye, Let our hearts call it a day,
But before you walk away,
I sincerely want to say:

I wish you bluebirds in the Spring,
To give your heart a song to sing;
And then a kiss, but more than this I wish you love.

And in July, a lemonade,
To cool you in some leafy glade;
I wish you health and more than wealth, I wish you love.
My breaking heart and I agree
That you and I could never be,
So with my best, my very best, I set you free.

I wish you shelter from the storm,
A cozy fire to keep you warm;
But most of all, when snowflakes fall,
I wish you love.

I wish you bluebirds in the Spring,
To give your heart a song to sing;
And then a kiss, but more than this I wish you love.

And in July, a lemonade,
To cool you in some leafy glade;
I wish you health and more than wealth, I wish you love.
My breaking heart and I agree
That you and I could never be,
So with my best, my very best, I set you free.

I wish you shelter from the storm,
A cozy fire to keep you warm;
But most of all, when snowflakes fall,
I wish you love.

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24.01. Something different for breakfast

Middle Fish in Carlton has been open just under a month.
They serve Thai, but also European breakfasts.
It’s a fantastic space- a spacious warehouse feel –  and the food and coffee is great too.
Something different.
Very cool.
Highly recommended.

Middle Fish
122-128 Berkeley St
Carlton 3053

Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm; Sat-Sun 10am-4pm

23.01. Geeky awesomeness and Food Rules by Michael Pollan and Maira Kalman

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This morning I have been perusing this week’s Brain Pickings newsletter.  This newsletter is an absolute highlight every week- there always alot of fresh ideas and great thinking.  Often crossing traditional borders between disciplines.

Two things in this morning’s update really resonated with me.

The first is a marriage of astronomy, physics and music.  It is the longest musical palindrome ever and is rather hypnotic.  Daniel Starr-Tambor has assigned each planet a particular note along the natural harmonic series, the rhythm is dictated by the tempo of each planet’s orbital periods.

Take a look.

The second is a marriage of food and illustration. Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual by Michael Pollan and illustrated by Maira Kalman (first published in November last year).

I personally love Rule #73: Do All Your Eating at a Table.  

Note to self, a desk is not a table.

Here is Maria Kalman talking about illustrating the book 

I love the simple images and the sentiments that go with them.

I can’t wait to get this book. It looks absolutely inspirational.

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