Thursday, 27 December 2012


I had a lovely Christmas. I spent Christmas Eve with two dear friends and Christmas day at a friends house. They were having a 'family' Christmas and I was invited.

I took along roasted carrots and apple crisp. The food was delicious and the company fantastic. It's just the thing you need when you're feeling homesick.

We also had a secret santa. It wasn't assigned, so we drew numbers then took a gift in order.

It was a great day.

Birthday Fort

Thank you for the great birthday gifts! Grandad, your gift was perfect. Just what i've been thinking about.

To celebrate my birthday I had a blanket fort party. I had a b-f party last year and it was so much fun.

It was lovely to spend time with the friends that came to celebrate with me.

Also, always a bonus is that I get to live in my blanket fort until I get bored of it. Which will be never.

I have had to modify and maintain it. Some areas fell down and so I have downsized.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

An amazing climate change project

Check out the link. A national geographic photographer set himself the epic task of documenting glacial change over years in order to demonstrate how our planet is changing.

Chasing Ice movie reveals largest iceberg break-up ever filmed - video

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Dr. Who Scarf

I was asked to make a Dr. Who scarf for a friend for his birthday. He is a serious Dr. Who fan. I of course took the challenge.

I found the pattern on the BBC website and cut it short in order for it to be usable.

This is him with his scarf.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

In Art

My friend Jon Renzella has a piece in a gallery in Taichung. The opening is this Sat. The exciting part for me, i'm in the piece. It is a woodcut print.
Here is a sneak preview.

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Second-hand books

Last weekend I stopped by the second-hand book shop to see if I could pick up a good English book for a student. I also found this four volume of Heidegger on Nietzsche. All four volumes in one book for NT$500. That is £10. Amazing! On you can buy two volumes in one book for £20. Needless to say that I bought it.

It boggles my mind what I randomly find here.

Passing the time~ jigsaw puzzle

Here is the 300 piece jigsaw puzzle. I did it over the course of this last week. It is a good way to unwind after work.

I watched episodes of Jonathan Creek and QI while doing this. Good times.