Author Archives: Katrin

The Most Patient Husband of Them All has a few days off, so I’m going to be slacking a bit, too – and that means a bit of time off the blog, too. So have these flowers: and I will … Continue reading

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I’ve taken out the lightfastness test on April 18, and I can now say that in my opinion, the fastness is smack dab in the “3” range – and I can see no difference between the fading with different metals. … Continue reading

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I’m back from spending a few days with family, and of course things to do have stacked up in the time – so here you have a tulip from our garden while I am trying to catch up!

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Our neighbour has acquired a hive of bees. It’s sunny and quite dry. I’ve “activated” (as in “soaked”) a block of coconut fibres in a plastic bucket a few days ago, to mix with soil for potting plants. These three … Continue reading

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Have a happy Easter! Or, if you don’t celebrate Easter, have some nice relaxing days off!

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Trying to live a green-ish life can be a challenge – sometimes because it takes more effort to do the green thing, or more time; sometimes because it’s more expensive, or means that you have to opt for an alternative … Continue reading

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Notre Dame, that wonderful cathedral in Paris, has burned on Monday. It’s a very sad thing – and it does bring home again how devastating fire can be, and how hard to bring under control, even with modern firefighting equipment. … Continue reading

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