Ed Britton

Ed Britton

British Renaissance man living in Melbourne, Australia. Coffee roaster–drinker, beer brewer, bread baker, pizza eater, stand-up doer, cool bike cycler, 合気道弟子 and croissant maker/sharer/eater.


lutefisktacoandbeer:





 kittymudface:




 It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing




 Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course).  Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.



 (Source: needsmoarcat, via little-bigthings)

lutefisktacoandbeer:

kittymudface:

It gets better—the guy is deaf, and he taught his cat the sign for “food.” So the cat’s not just saying “put that in my mouth,” it’s actually signing

Not only that, but if you notice at the beginning, the cat *gets the man’s attention* as any person who wanted to talk to a deaf/hoh individual would (well, and vice versa IME). I’ve done sign since I was 5, and generally, w/o eye contact initially, you wave a hand or lightly touch the arm (if that’s ok with the person you’re trying to converse with, of course). 
Generally, adult cats meow mostly to humans, but this cat has figured out that’s not going to work and has adapted. Animal companions! They are INCREDIBLE.

(Source: needsmoarcat, via little-bigthings)


Instructional signage on Melbourne public transport. This on road side window if bus.

Instructional signage on Melbourne public transport. This on road side window if bus.


guardian:




 About those fancy notebooks, by Stephen Collins. Large version




 Mine won’t be donated to the British Library, but I fill every page for three months. Then I buy another.

guardian:

About those fancy notebooks, by Stephen Collins. Large version

Mine won’t be donated to the British Library, but I fill every page for three months. Then I buy another.


revolt-for-peace:

Most beautiful piece of weaponry ever made…

Today was my first time using a real sword for aikido practice. Big difference from a wooden sword.


Dear supermoon, and your affect on my day today. Kindly get outta my grill would you! Stupidmoon more like it. (Huff)


Today I made marmalade. Big thanks for the oranges playingmumanddad, and for the help picking them. Holding a four year old above your head to grab the good ones makes all the difference.

Today I made marmalade. Big thanks for the oranges playingmumanddad, and for the help picking them. Holding a four year old above your head to grab the good ones makes all the difference.


Honest reflection: sometimes I get claustrophobic, normally in a crowded market. I’ve got better over the years but nowhere gets my heart rate up like this organic shop in Westgarth. Urgh!!!

Honest reflection: sometimes I get claustrophobic, normally in a crowded market. I’ve got better over the years but nowhere gets my heart rate up like this organic shop in Westgarth. Urgh!!!




instalaugh:




 They’re encouraging him or making fun of him, either way I love it

instalaugh:

They’re encouraging him or making fun of him, either way I love it


Bread! I ❤️ sourdough.

Bread! I ❤️ sourdough.


npr:




 ilovecharts:




 I saw a chart and felt like I had to do something.


 -eatsbeets




 Agreed.


 – Alexander

npr:

ilovecharts:

I saw a chart and felt like I had to do something.

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Agreed.

– Alexander


skunkbear:

Here’s an Otocolobus manulnature’s Grumpy Cat — discovering a camera trap outside it’s den. Camera traps are used by biologists to lean about rare animals’ behavior, abundance, and health — just by setting up a solar-powered camera with a motion trigger. No physical trapping necessary.

O. manul (also known as Pallas’s cat) is about the size of a house cat, but you’ll notice has round pupils instead of slits. It lives in western China and the steppes of Central Asia.

You’d think that Pallas’s cat would rule the internet by now - but there aren’t too many photos of them because they are both rare and shy. The IUCN lists them as near-threatened. Just another reason to support species conservation!

You can see the whole video — posted Scarce Worldwidehere.

(via npr)


afriet:

dandelion to seed head

(via brilliantbotany)


Crackle crackle munch munch!



 Bit flat! Though I love the crustiness from baking in an enclosed cast iron skillet.



 Guess you really do need to build tension in the dough to get a good rise out of a tin.

Crackle crackle munch munch!

Bit flat! Though I love the crustiness from baking in an enclosed cast iron skillet.

Guess you really do need to build tension in the dough to get a good rise out of a tin.