Thursday, October 29, 2009

after me and my mum returned

form a very warm turkey to cold and almost sunless days and torrential rains were also in action. it was not the best welcome, as we both love sunny, warm or hot days.

i did not mind so much, as the thought that in six weeks i would be returning in to sunny warm oz, where i would warm up for sure, but mum had been hoping to be warmed by the czech summer, she had been looking so much forward to the whole autumn, winter and spring, and now the summer was not delivering what she had waited for, so she was complaining: "this is not a summer, the half of it is over, and before i know it, the long icy winter will be here again". and so on she winged, she just could not get over it, that she was so cold, and the smile often disappeared from her face.

it was not easy for me and romana to talk my mum in to joining me and visiting romana in as (the town where romana lives), we both wanted it and in the end we succeeded, mum agreed, and only two days after returning form turkey, romana and her son come over to pick us up and take us with them to their home.

we had a peaceful and great time, and we were also discussing a new serious situation with help of tarot cards. mainly my mum and i were reading, romana a little bit too. we were reading cards together for others often. i learned how to read from my mum and romana is learning from books. mum and romana see each other very rarely, they keep in touch mainly by phone, they are both too busy so, there is not much contact. the discussion was very intensive and it took two days, before something important sprang from the darkness into the light..

of course there was plenty of time spent with three year young david, for walks and visits.. mum left after two days, and there was only a few days left until the weekend, for which i had planned a get together with czech raw food people from the forum, but our days spent together went so fast, that i realized that i could not leave romana alone, i felt that she needed me to be there with and for her, and my feelings were proven to be right when she asked me to stay a bit longer, so i could not make another choice, than to say goodbye to the raw food weekend in the country i had been looking forward to so much.

romana means a lot to me, she is my big love, we have only met each other a few times, when she was a baby, and then fifteen years later and we fell in love straight away. and it took a long time, before we began to see each other a bit more often. it is always like a beautiful dream, when we are together. our souls are happy together. so i ended up staying with her and david till wednesday, when i traveled back to stay with mum, dad etc. and on friday i was traveling again to skalna, for a school reunion. i had been looking forward to it like a little girl..

more about that, next time.. (this all took place toward the end of june and beginning of july this year!)

life is beautiful

david and watermelon

little david is enjoying watermelon

ranni rozcvicka

david and romana are playing morning exercise

romana and david

romana and david, my love

Sunday, October 25, 2009

an environmentally friendly diet,

is supported in sweden. it is a great idea to have information on how much carbon dioxide emissions are created in producing everything that people eat.

i myself believe, that the best diet for the environment and humans is a raw fresh fruit diet, preferably local and of course vegan organic.

Environment on the menu as Swedes sit down to dine
October 24, 2009

SHOPPING for oatmeal, Helena Bergstrom, 37, admitted she was flummoxed by the label on the blue box reading, ''Climate declared: .87 kg CO2 per kg of product.''

''Right now, I don't know what this means,'' said Ms Bergstrom, a pharmaceutical company employee.

But if an experiment succeeds, millions of Swedes will soon find out. Labels listing the carbon dioxide emissions associated with the production of foods are appearing on grocery items and restaurant menus around the country.

Changing diet can be as effective in reducing emissions of climate-changing gases as changing the car one drives or doing away with the clothes dryer, scientific experts say.

''We're the first to do it, and it's a new way of thinking for us,'' said Ulf Bohman, head of the nutrition department at the Swedish National Food Administration. ''We're used to thinking about safety and nutrition as one thing and environmental as another.''

Some of the proposed dietary guidelines may seem startling. They recommend that Swedes favour carrots over cucumbers and tomatoes. (Unlike carrots, the latter two must be grown in heated greenhouses here, consuming energy.) They are not counselled to eat more fish because Europe's stocks are depleted.

And less surprisingly, they are advised to substitute beans or chicken for red meat, in view of the heavy greenhouse gas emissions from raising cattle.

''For consumers, it's hard,'' Mr Bohman said. ''You are getting environmental advice that you have to co-ordinate with, 'How can I eat healthier?' ''

Many Swedish diners say it is just too much to ask. ''I wish I could say that the information has made me change what I eat, but it hasn't,'' said Richard Lalander, 27, who was eating a Max hamburger (1.7 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions) near a menu board revealing that a chicken sandwich (0.4 kilograms) would be better for the planet.

Yet if the new food guidelines were religiously heeded, some experts say Sweden could cut its emissions from food production by 20 to 50 per cent.

An estimated 25 per cent of the emissions in industrialised nations can be traced to the food, according to recent research here.

The dietary recommendations, which are being circulated for comment across the European Union, have been attacked by Europe's meat industry, Norwegian salmon farmers and Malaysian palm oil growers, to name a few.

''This is trial and error; we're still trying to see what works,'' Mr Bohman said. NEW YORK TIMES

i found this interesting article here:

living food

environmentally & human friendly living, life giving pawpaw, as all raw fresh fruit is..

Friday, October 9, 2009

yes, i admit it,

i had occasional negative thoughts, that that roof was not going to be fixed, and that the wind screen was not going to fit . i have had this car for five years now, and i am very comfy with it, it suits me and i would not like to say goodbye to it...but i shooed away those negative thoughts like annoying flies, with all my might, with success, saying to my self: "why should i worry about something that hasn't even happened". and it worked, my worries left me in no time, as i focused my mind on having a good time..

it happened about a year ago, that someone took our car for a joyride, and damaged it a fair bit as well, besides other things needed to be fixed, the windscreen was broken and they told us only after the windscreen had been changed, that there was a big hole in the roof and it was urgent to fix it asap. and for that reason, the windscreen had to be taken out once more, which meant it could easily be broken in process.. well, that was not the best news.. later on we got several torrential rainy days and we discovered that the roof was leaking a bit, and friend of friend cleverly used some miracle paste and fixed the leaking trouble. afterwards, the car stayed dry during rainy days, but the unattended hole in roof was getting very rusty and bigger, so we decided to get it fixed, we hired another friend and he fixed it with the windscreen on, but it cracked through the fixing process anyway, but only a tiny bit, so it was still road worth

the crack on the windscreen slowly but shortly expanded, now when mango got his oz residency, it was clear to us, that time for a long journey into the tropical far north was near, and therefore it was a time to fix the roof properly at, after some debating, we decided that a friend and mango would take the windscreen off and fix the roof, while i visited my friend just around the corner, where mango would pick me up on the way to garage where we had organized a new windscreen, and it all happened as planned.

in the garage, they told us, that the windscreen would arrive two hours later and then a bit of work needed to be done, and then two hours free from any disturbance like driving or shutting and opening doors.. so me and mango very quickly decided to get a taxi back to our shoebox and there we shared one sweet and creamy durian and about two hours later a half liter of raw fresh orange juice each, and soon after we drove back to the garage with a car that mango's friend had left for us to keep an eye on and drive as we please, - he had left on a far north queensland holiday..

and when we arrived in the garage our car was waiting for us nicely fixed, we were very glad that it all worked out well and that it is all over and done with.

so after we returned back to our shoebox, we celebrated with another durian, yum.

about an hour later a half liter of fresh orange juice each

ja a toyota

me and toyota camry waiting while mango is organizing delivery of and changing windscreen

life is beautiful