Links Wot I Like

Although obviously, it’s not the links themselves that I like but the websites on the other end of them…

1001 days of perfume – (almost) daily reviews of perfume, from the sublime to the ridiculous in both price and quality. Handy hints and tips on where to get good deals on certain scents, and thorough descriptions of the perfumes themselves – invaluable for someone like me, who can just about tell whether something smells nice or unpleasant once I’ve sprayed it on.

Angel Paths is the best tarot website on the interweb, owned and run by the best tarot reader in the world ever – Jan. A fantastic tarot information resource, plus a shop well worth a look if you’re having trouble knowing what to buy the person who has everything, plus forums discussing everything spiritual – mainly based on tarot, but also including discussions on crystals, gardening, the state of the world today, and probably the most valuable resource of all – the Huggy Healing forum, where you can go to ask for help or advice, to vent, complain or kvetch, where there is always a sympathetic and often an empathetic ear. Please note – everyone is welcome on the forums regardless of belief (or lack of it) as long as you treat everyone else there and their beliefs with respect.

A fitness and diet way of life which works on the principle that while our lifestyles and the food we eat have evolved since we were cavemen, our bodies have not. Known as the Paleo or Primal diet, the food involves a lowish carb, high fat, good quality protein diet. We try to stick to it as best we can, fail often, but probably do a little bit better healthwise and weightwise and exercise wise than we were before we started. Like all plans involving food or exercise, it’s a bit extreme, but unlike most of the others I’ve tried, it’s more or less doable, and has tangible benefits in a short time. I’m still fat though – I blame the matzos. They’re not Paleo friendly, just compulsory over Passover…

The official Mayim Bialik blog, at Kveller is a website which talks about all things parenting from a Jewish perspective. Mayim Bialik is the lady who plays Amy Farrar Fowler on the Big Bang Theory tv series, and in her youth, played Blossom in the sitcom of the same name (I’m big fans of both). Mayim is a Conservadox Jew, which I think means she observes Judaism somewhere between Orthodox and Conservative (Reform or Liberal in the UK). It’s similar to Masorti Judaism, vaguely, but American. Mayim is also a vegan, and practises attachment parenting. I read the blog partly because I’m such a fan, and partly because in an ideal world I would aspire to her values and practices, but I stand not a hope in hell of ever living up to them.

And lastly for now:

A very simple but addictive game! My whole family plays, and none of us have made it to 2048 as of today. My highest number so far is 1024…

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