the meaning of a word

brenda Sun, 06/22/2014 - 18:36

i learned the word "feminist" at my first job. I was 15 and a trainee engineer in a hydro power scheme. I recall one young man I worked with asking me urgently if i was a feminist. I asked what that was. he said, "women who hate men". oh.. i'm not one of them....

why would i get a job as the only woman deep in a power station if i hated men? It was a long long time before i heard any other definition of feminist.

I made brioche

brenda Wed, 05/22/2013 - 11:03


bike things

brenda Wed, 05/22/2013 - 10:50

i really love practical bike things.

I got a folding bike (Dahon eco c6) back when Wellington regional council was doing discounts in the wake of the new "no bikes on trains unless they fold" thing.


brenda Sat, 04/20/2013 - 11:37

there isn't spare time in my day. certainly not an hour to make dinner, when i could be spending that with my family. Chopping and frying isn't preschooler friendly activity (though i do try to involve her) so it's often one adult in the kitchen on their own, or we buy dinner.

In a mission to spend less time searching for meals, shopping, making plans, and less cooking time, i turned to technology.