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My pictures

My pictures are like my babies (or what I imagine having babies would be like)   They take up all of my energy to create   Sometimes I send them out into the world and that’s okay (sometimes it’s not, but it’s usually okay)   But sometimes they are mine to share with just my…



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You are missing from me

I don’t speak French, but apparently they don’t say ‘I miss you’. Instead they say ‘tu me manques’ which means ‘you are missing from me’. Somehow it seems more appropriate to say that. Like, ‘I miss you’ is kind of meaningless. It has no context. I miss you compared to what? Compared to the pot…



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Mythlore Costume – Finished!

This is post #14 of 14 in the series “Simon's Mythlore Costume” With a scant twenty-four hours before he’s due on the field at Mythlore I handed over the costume to Simon and it was at last gone from cluttering up my flat! So here’s the pictures of the final stuff. Please excuse the unwilling model….




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Sourdough – Day 5 – The Splitting

This is post #5 of 5 in the series “Sourdough” My sourdough starter has not been looking or smelling too good the past few days. I took the decision today to split it right back down, throw most of it away and feed it to see where that gets me. Apparently the yellowy liquid appearing…




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Baldness is (supposedly) next to ugliness

So when I was growing up in my house we always had a sign hung in our kitchen that said: Cleanliness is next to Godliness Tidiness is next to impossible My poor mother, I think she got fed up of picking up mine and my Dads shit all the time. The sign didn’t help us…




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Sourdough – Day4 – The Stinkening Returns

This is post #4 of 5 in the series “Sourdough” I read on a Facebook group full of artisan bakers that a if a wholewheat starter smells like vomit for a few days it’s probably ok and is just going through the process of fighting off the bad bacteria that you don’t want. For science…




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Sourdough – Day 3 – The Stinkening

This is post #3 of 5 in the series “Sourdough” I know the websites said that around day three and four it would stink… but really this is pretty foul. The shot above is what it looked like this morning. However I’m hopeful, since in the last half an hour bubbles have started coming back…



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Sourdough – Day 2 – The First Feeding

This is post #2 of 5 in the series “Sourdough” That’s what it looked like this morning. Slightly grey. A little stinky when opened the lid. Slimy looking. I dutifully added my 75g of flour and 75ml of water and it looked thick and pasty again, like this. Crossing fingers.




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Sourdough – Day 1 – The Spawning

This is post #1 of 5 in the series “Sourdough” So I decided to have a go at making a sourdough starter and hopefully then sourdough bread. Today I went and brought scales, a jar and some wholemeal flour and shall henceforth be known as THE SPAWNING. It’s strangely what I imagine having a small…




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Mythlore Costume – Fixing a belt

This is post #13 of 14 in the series “Simon's Mythlore Costume” Simon and I started sorting through his leather accessories to see what we could use with the costume I was making. He pulled out one belt declaring that this would would work really well… and unfortunately it was broken. See? Is broken.  …