Monthly Archives: March 2016

Ben A’an

A Trossachs hill 454 metres high for a winter walk. Blazing winter bracken and bare birches.

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The Fisherman’s Jersey

The pattern was Alice Starmore’s Stornoway. It’s knit in the round in really good quality 5-ply pure wool on tiny needles (less than 3mm). I had to spend time understanding the pattern, which included adding my own diagrams, before beginning … Continue reading

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Biology reading list

Starting gently with some popular science. Nick Lane’s Life Ascending I can really recommend : it’s an eye-opener. Now for the heavy stuff. Two good modern textbooks and the latest from Nick Lane which is a lot more technical than … Continue reading

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EZ goes to the Faroe Islands

I settled on this pleasing 8 stitch repeat pattern, knitting in the round. It was fascinating to see how some of the black and white patterns I had doodle- invented on squared paper looked so great on paper and yet … Continue reading

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DNA, RNA, molecular biology, fiddling

Frantically learning some chemistry now so that I can do some biology. The good news is that its very interesting. Delighted by this quote from an old 1950’s interview with┬áMaurice Wilkins, Nobel Laureate and the crystallographer partly responsible for the … Continue reading

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knitting in black and white

There’s no way I’m going to knit a Sarah Lund jumper, OK. Sarah Lund and I have nothing, I say again- NOTHING in common- least of all , body shape…and I always turn on the lights when exploring cellars and … Continue reading

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Obsolete already!?

Watching University Challenge while tipsy, cheering on the mature students. Watching Monty Don (60) on Gardeners’ World cutting back his grasses . His great catchphrase : “Relax, you’re not gonna kill it”. Going online to type this and being reminded … Continue reading

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