podtabulous!

I can’t quite believe I’m writing a post about interior decor (really, folks, my home is not all that) . . .but I confess that I am very pleased with the pod’s new posh paint job, and with my revitalised workspace, so here are a few details. The walls are painted with “Skimming Stone”. We…

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drone

Today, a small batch of strawberry and elderflower mead and a rather larger one of Belgian tripel beer were ready for bottling. Usually, my involvement with the brewing process is marginal, and limited to two activities: 1) sticking caps on bottles and 2) happily imbibing the end result. But as the resident brewmaster general can’t…

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good stuff

Here is some miscellaneous Good Stuff from the past few days. First, some delayed stuff for a messy tuesday. We finally bottled the winter lager, which has been cold-stored for the past few months. There was some satisfying mess-making: . . . an even more satisfactory tasting. . . . . . and finally, the…

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messy tuesdays (2)

This is the kind of mess I really like I find textile waste really very beautiful and like selvedges so much that I cannot throw them away. One day I shall find a use for them. As favourite messes go, sewing waste comes a close second to this kind of textile-related mess: This is rucksack…

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messy tuesdays

After reading Felix and Lara’s superb manifesto and posts, I am inspired to celebrate messy tuesdays. “Neat” in the rooms in which I live, is a rare and fragile thing. There are mountains of mess at the margins of the tidy, just waiting to seep in. You see here one corner of my work pod.…

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