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{ Monthly Archives } April 2009

A few of my favourite things

A quick tour of my knitterly joys.  The sun is out, birds are squawking, the air smells clear and sharp like autumn and our toilet works.  M has made me a delicious bowl of French Onion soup, served with crusty bread and cheese, and the world is in a nice place.  Let’s celebrate by exploring […]

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More Corona love.

You should see Corona at the moment.  I’m not showing you a pic; I don’t want to wake her.  Oh, all right, just a little one.  She’s so cute.  See? Fell asleep basking in the sun. I’ve joined the sleeves to the body and worked the yoke, and she’s all scrunched up on the circular […]

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Aerogardening

Remarkable what they can do nowadays. Earlier this year, we splashed out and got an Aerogarden (warning: that site automatically starts playing a video.  Try not to poop yourself when it starts.) and it has been going gangbusters.  Essentially, it’s a benchtop hydroponics setup. Which we are using for completely legal purposes. There’s a lamp […]

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The blind blogger

I have begun countless blog posts.  I have written, completed and published thousands fewer.  One of my biggest obstacles is the absence of pictures: if I’m at work, or my camera is flat, or I just can’t seem to work a good angle on whatever I’m trying to snap, I feel like there’s no point […]

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Doesn’t seem right.

Even after a tasty coffee, I really don’t think this is an acceptable start to a morning: In some languages, we find both the ergative and accusative case marking patterns. For example, pronouns may take Nominative-Accusative marking while common nouns take Ergative-Absolutive marking; or animate nouns may take Nominative-Accusative marking while inanimate nouns take Ergative-Absolutive […]

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Say hello to my new best friend.

His name is Roquefort d’Argent. He’s French. We were introduced by the Cheese Guy at Manuka Fine Foods.  It was love at first sight.  His saltiness, tender creaminess and tangy deliciousness and my…it was love at first sight.

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Knitting crush

I am about 2/3rds through my second sleeve of Corona, which makes me approximately 5/6ths of the way through both sleeves.  I tried to be clever and work out what fraction of the overall pattern that means I have completed, but things got a bit complicated, and I thought that if I tried to be […]

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