June and Winter…

“There are two seasons in Scotland : June and Winter” Billy Connolly Which pretty much holds true for the rest of the uk at the moment. And June was a bit hit and miss, even so. So what was I doing in june? Firstly… Not climbing this extremely tall pole on a freezing cold day. Do I need mention it was raining to? I went back to Crail Pottery, bought more stoneware, and coveted some bowls. Decided that the fiddly pink blanket I am making For K-k-katie , using the sarah london Wool Eater pattern in six shades of pink, was going to kill my fingers. So I broke out the Sugru and made custom thumb rests in my 4mm and 4.5mm hooks. Visited my mum and dad, who live in an award winning village in Fife, and went to look at the beach. It was high tide, and it … Continue reading

Dewey Decimal

Well, Its sorted!

3 deep in each cube, we have :

Non fiction

  • Languages
  • Cookery
  • Comp Sci & Networking
  • History
  • Random non fiction that doesnt deserve its own cube, such as Fencing, Tattoos, ancient inventions, pattern drafting, crochet, seashore creatures… er.. etc
  • Fiction

  • Trashy Novels that i'll read more than once, but I bought from the “normal books” section and not a genre
  • Sci Fi & Fantasy ( 60% of my cubes.)
  • TV tie ins
  • Crime & Thrillers
  • Comic books and Graphic novels ( 3 cubes including every calvin and hobbes books ever, and cerebus the aardvark)
  • novels in foreign languages ( French, Latin & japanese
  • This is only half of the Cubes. And Yes, that is my sonic screwdriver on the shelf. I was using it to change tracks on my imac while i was working.

    All I need to do now is to update my copy of Delicious Library and scan everything. I shall employ Nephew B ( aka Child A/Roadkiller/are you sure you didnt mean to call him damien) and arm him with my iphone scanner)

    Well, That and 2,500 bookplates, some RFID tags, And a set of Dewey Decimal Labels for the shelves….

     

    I am become….

    • Dys … devourer of words
    • Dys … destroyer of walls
    • Dys … Constructor of bookcases

    Yes, I’ve said that before in relation to Geeks, but this time I mean it.
    I’m rehoming my library.

    When we moved into the house four years ago there were technically 4 bedrooms. In reality this was 1 large bedroo , 1 medium bedroom and one teeeny tiny bedroom. plus the room downstairs that opens into the garden and is billed as a bedroom/study. That makes 3.5 bedrooms to my mind.

    The library is currently installed in the 0.5 of a room upstairs. If we had a cat, it would have a concussion, the bookshelves are starting to creak under the load.

    I have therefore hatched a plot to steal the repsol room for my library, it having an additional 100cm of width. This leaves the small pointless room … well, pointless. I measured, and adams desk won’t fit. As a desk. It sort of fills the room from wall to wall.

    Solution : Remove the plasterboard wall betwen middle sized room of Orange and the pokey room. Produce a much larger room at the back of the house. Block up a doorway, redo the lighting. We now have a 3 bedroom house, or will do. Probably move into the bigger room, and install Adams desk at the end. Ok, we lose immediate access to the en-suite, but given that there are two bathrooms upstairs, thats not so big of a problem.
    If we ever move we need to put a wall back up and a door back in. Not a problem.

    Which means that I have to shift the futon from the Repsol Room, And fill it with bookcases. .i’m thinking Expedit from IKEA cause theyre cubey and will hold gubbins pretty well. Need a new desk that sits over the radiator.
    And then carry all the books downstairs. Wheee.

    ‘Tis the 12th day of Xmas

    And i have to put my beeeeyooooootiful tree away.
    Ok, so the tree isnt *quite* as beeeeeyooooootiful as the terribly expensive one that i wanted which was alll mirrors and jewels and silverness. But its still my first very own xmas tree.
    So this afternoon i must endevour to unlace the lights from it, and get the tree back in the box it came in.
    I dont hold out much hope.

    Monday night /tuesday morning /vafternoon / this week sometime niece/newphew numero erm. noin is expected. neuf. kyuu.
    fenella tululah mcvitie the second is on his / her way.

    I have volunteered ( and bearing in mind that i dont DO alcohol ) to watch the other 6 mini-hellions during the erm. production period. am i insane? Yes proberbly.