27/5/2018

I’m back from a work trip to Cameroon, and newly appreciating what a privilege it is to get clean, drinkable water from a tap.

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13/5/2018

Just to be clear, I strongly disapprove of using wolves to line anything, or stealing down from swans.

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13/5/2018

This week, I have been planning how to sew 19th Century-inspired clothes, without looking like a costume drama extra.

Warning: may refer to wolf-lined overcoats and swansdown mantles!

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28/4/2018

Uh oh: I’ve been tinkering with text editors again, this time playing with neovim.

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8/4/2018

Patternsy

Cheap pattern printing in the UK

links sewing patterns printing pdf
8/4/2018

Brooklyn, 2015 - ★★★★

I enjoyed this slice of 1950s Brooklyn life. I think it captured well the difficulties of emigration/immigration, and the way that leaving one place and trying to fit in to another can leave you in limbo, unable to feel completely at home in either place.

Great performances, particularly from Saoirse Ronan, who convincingly captured the way that Eilis went from nervousness and crushing homesickness to growing confidence as she settled into her new life. Jane Brennan’s performance as Eilis’s mother was also rather lovely and subtle. Parts of the film are a bit one-dimensional, but overall, I enjoyed it.

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