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Visualising Air Pollution: The Air of the Anthropocene [20190409|22:55]
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For the past 3-4 years, the bloke has been traveling to cities around the world as part of his air quality/particulate monitoring work. He’s often been accompanied by Robin Price, physicist and visual artist, who makes pollution paintings with a portable sensor setup. The Arts Council recently purchased the “Air of the Anthropocene” collection, and today The Guardian newspaper ran a piece about his work. Sadly, the prettier the photos are, the dirtier the air is!

Robin Price - Dehli playground
Robin Price - Dehli Playground light painting

You can view the collection here.

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Week in review, in phone photos [20190407|22:15]
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On Sunday, Humuhumu coloured in an Easter egg for a school art competition. I thought it was pretty fantastic. She also sang at a Mothering Sunday church service with her Rainbows troupe, and read out a message she wrote to me, saying “I love my mum because she is nice to me and gives me cuddles.” Something may have gotten into my eye at that point.

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Week in review in phone photos [20190401|21:50]
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On Saturday, we went to the park to ride bicycles and eat ice creams.

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Friday's Unscientific Poll: Orange v. Black [20190329|22:31]
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Poll #2091385 Orange v. Black

Bearing in mind that my nails were painted by six-year olds...

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Tiiiiiiiny pony [20190327|21:02]
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MiniPony was looking particularly fetching this morning.

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Week in review, in phone photos + People's Vote march in London [20190325|19:48]
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On Saturday, I went to London to march with rather a lot of people who are a bit cross about Brexit.

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I hereby declare this to be the Best Sign of the People's Vote March: "Please, can we just not?" The umbrella handle, y'all.

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The Friday Five on a Tuesday [20190319|22:11]
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I believe these questions were meant to be St Patrick's Day themed.

  1. Have you ever made corned beef and cabbage?
    One of my grandmothers was half Irish so I have Irish heritage, although I don't believe you would ever guess that by looking at me. I helped that grandmother make corned beef and cabbage on a weekly basis, decades ago, but I don’t think I ever chose to cook it as an adult. I didn’t mind it as a child. However, it does not go with our generally light-on-the-meat menu rota for home cooking these days.

  2. Will you be tipping back a decent pint of Guinness this weekend?
    Since I’m doing this late: as of last weekend, no. I had gin, wine and ale (not at the same time). I also don’t plan to have Guinness this coming weekend. I do like stout, but I find it very heavy to drink so I don't often opt for it.

  3. Do you own an Irish wool sweater?
    No.

  4. Have you ever ‘met’ the Tart with a cart (i.e. have you been to Dublin)?
    I have been to Dublin several times in my life, most recently on a mini-break with Humuhumu and [personal profile] seismic. Entries on Dublin running back to 2005 can be viewed here for DW, here for LJ.

  5. Do you know what tractors, submarines and ejector seat all have in common?
    Well, I assumed something Irish, perhaps inventors of, or first tested by, but Wikipedia claims the ejector seat was first properly tested by a Romanian so either something has gone wrong here factually or there is a joke I'm not getting (always possible).


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Long Time No Shaggy Pony Update [20190318|20:26]
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New Shaggy Pony
It has been too long since the last Shaggy Pony update. In fact, it has been so long that What, the daughter of Cousin It (pictured, left), has gone off to live with new owners.

The sadness thus incurred by neighbouring observers has been mitigated by the arrival of the new resident on the right, the small and perfectly formed Miniature Pony. MiniPony was kept separate from the other ponies for a few weeks after its arrival, but as of last weekend, it has been allowed out to play with the other, bigger Shaggy Ponies. HUZZAH.

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Week in review, in phone photos [20190317|20:56]
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On Saturday, Keiki experienced what would appear to be the most enjoyable activity for a four-year-old. We went to Abbey Pumping Station at Leicester, where they have a setup of a cutaway toilet and the associated drainage in transparent tubes. And, of course, a pretend poo, which you can flush and then watch it take its journey to the pipes.

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Humuhumu enjoyed it too.

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Awesome Things My Friends Have Made #4: The Bachelor recaps [20190314|22:00]
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My friends, [personal profile] ankaret has restarted her "The Bachelor" recaps. I confess I have never seen the show, but I also feel I don't need to, seeing as (a) the premise is not complicated and (b) I am confident [personal profile] ankaret's descriptions are far more entertaining than actually viewing them. They contain such gems as:

Frankie is wearing a bodycon scuba long sleeved high necked mini dress in a strange repeated digital print that looks like a website using the Stargate SG-1 logo as a tiled background some time in the early nineties. I half expect a message saying 'Under Construction' to circle her waist in rainbow marquee.


You can begin reading her recaps from Episode 1 of the current "The Bachelor UK" series here.

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