Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki

I've just started reading Goodbye, Things by Fumio Sasaki, which has opened my eyes to an approach to radical minimalism. I like the part where he describes “the Japanese once-minimalist lives”, what they used to be like, and the minimalist movement that has come back to Japan. There is something really Japanese about some people’s obsession [...]

Weeks 132 and 133: Feeling Relieved

Weeks 132 and 133: Feeling Relieved

It’s nice to write in my journal after crossing out the tasks to be completed for the week and while feeling a sense of accomplishment: "My work is done (for the week)!" Luca and I used to enjoy ‘Friday Pizza’ on Friday evening if I finished all my targets for the week on time. We [...]

Banana Bread

Banana Bread

The last four months have been busy, settling down into the new apartment, teaching, travelling for the conference and writing chapter drafts. I wasn't in a baking mood, although I baked frequently for two years until I moved out of the old flat. On Friday, I baked! The recipe I chose for my first baking [...]