Author Archives: Katrin

I’ve run out of iron gall ink now, so it’s time to get some more… or, to put it better, to make some more. Last time, I had a colleague make my batch, but as she’s not working anymore, I … Continue reading

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One of the things on my list of things I would like to do is make a short overview article about the sources for the different kinds of goods I carry – for myself, for the crafters who make these … Continue reading

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At least early spring is – as these guys in the garden stand testimony: The crocus, as usual, is the first to go bloom. The snowdrops sit in a more shady part of the garden and will need a few … Continue reading

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Maybe, just maybe, I shouldn’t have read that stuff about procrasti-baking. Though usually, I don’t procrasti-bake, I procrasti-cook – doing something vaguely lunch-related which takes a longer time than I should actually use for cooking. At least for everyday normal … Continue reading

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Hugo nominations are open again, and as usual, I’ve not done much reading of new books and novelettes and short stories in 2018 – so I don’t have a lot in my head to nominate. I have, however, done some … Continue reading

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One of the fun-not-fun things I get to do every year, at the start of the year, is do my car cost calculations for the tax stuff. The car we have (which stands in the garage most of the time) … Continue reading

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  For the industry, which has a considerable interest in knowing if their products will stand the test of time (especially if stuff is intended for outdoor use), there are a variety of tests and testing apparatus available, from placing … Continue reading

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