Monthly Archives: May 2015

Scotch Eggs

I clicked on one of those random hit-bait “Suggested Post” articles on Facebook that takes you to a website full of unnecessarily-click-inflated slide shows and questionable facts. This one happened to be a list of “disgusting foods your grandparents ate”. …

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Parenting Now: Drowning!

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In winter, we frequent a ‘nearby’ (re:40 min drive one-way) indoor hotel ‘waterpark’ with a shallow baby pool that maxes out at 13 inches, one backyard-length slide in the shallow bit, and one ‘real’ water-slide that has a whole lot …

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Evie’s Surprise Change

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My eldest daughter is defined by her own sense of artistry. She can turn any question in to a production by simply placing herself in a pleasing arrangement. The day before yesterday, she did a hilarious and elaborate interpretive dance …

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Walther’s Cornerstone Merchant’s Row II

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Let me just put it this way: this build was a major learning experience. I don’t think I quite realized what I had gotten myself in to when I chose it. It did turn out pretty well in the end, …

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Light Blocking Merchant’s Row – Experiment #2

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My little LEDs finally arrived and I finished the light-blocking on the cathedral. I cut out a bit of black card stock the size of the base, and then cut a square hole in the center of that just big …

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RIP: Canon Rebel XS

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Do not go gently in to that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the…. Camera.* [*Yes, I’ve been watching Interstellar lately…] I am so upset, right now. My wonderful camera’s body remains, but its soul has passed on and Canon …

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Mini Project: Scratch Ladder (Scratch Roof Access Preface)

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I have been building the Walther’s Merchant’s Row II  in HO scale for a friend, and the roof has been giving me fits. Frequently – and very much so on my table-height layout – the roof is the most-visible aspect of …

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