juliet: (waveform tree)

Mirrored from Twisting Vines.

I am pretty pleased with this.

Before (June 2011, a month before we moved in):

Eight months later (late Feb 2012, the week before I had Leon!):

One year on (July 2012):

Nearly three years on (May 2014):

Not bad going, really. More photos in the Flickr album.

(Currently it looks quite wintery but I might add a photo in a bit anyway.)

juliet: (glasto love)

Mirrored from Twisting Vines.

I have a couple of stories out in various places right now, should you be interested:

  • “The Loyal Dragon” in kids’ (age range 9-17) SFF magazine FrostFire Worlds (May 2014 issue). It has a dragon in it! (I have a long-term fondness for dragons.) Only available in print, and I suspect UK shipping will be expensive.
  • “Breaking Free” in Outposts of Beyond (July 2014 issue, also print only). This is set in the same world as my story ‘Blocking’ (published in Strange Bedfellows).
  • And forthcoming sometime soon in New Realms, “A Gift of Memory”, about gifts, trust, and mistakes made and forgotten.

In other news, I spent much of the last couple of weeks camping in fields. Firstly with a bunch of unschooling types down in Dorset (just me and Leon). Which was lovely, apart from the bit where Leon came down with a stomach bug. (In a tent. Not fun.) Still, at least the weather was good.

Then there was Glastonbury! For the 12th time for me (since 1997) and the 2nd for Leon. The weather was not so good there (intermittent rain, but I’ve certainly been there in much worse conditions) but the festival was as ever fantastic regardless of a bit of mud and damp. Leon was particularly keen on the Kidzfield, and on Shangri-Heaven early on Sunday night, where there were angels with bubbles and lots of running around space. Photos here.

juliet: (waveform tree)

Mirrored from Twisting Vines.

I meant to post this last month, when it was a little more exciting. But still. Here is some of the spring growth in these parts:

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Blueberry blossom

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Grape vine shoots

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Daubenton’s Kale florets (with lots of bits chopped off where we’ve already eaten the bigger florets).

juliet: (waveform tree)

Mirrored from Twisting Vines.

Thirteen months in, we’re still managing Leon-wrangling without a pushchair, which definitely makes public transport more straightforward. This week I wrote aboutĀ getting started with woven wraps forĀ A Little Bit of All Of It‘s babywearing series.

Pystrance festival babywearing!

Psytrance festival babywearing!

juliet: (australia - kata tjuta)
I realised the other day that I never got round to uploading my photos from cycling the Great Ocean Road, and meandering around West Australia.

Great Ocean Road to Mt Gambier
South and West Australia
juliet: My dog Sidney jumping off the bandstand in the park (sidney jumping)
Pete took some photos of Sidney in the park.

This weekend she has alternated between being really quite good, & being Very Bad Indeed (turfing the contents of the kitchen bin all over the kitchen & hallway). She is v cute throughout, though.
juliet: Head-shot of my dog, Finlay (finlay head)
Taken by P's brother at the weekend. (P took photos too, but doubtless those will take rather longer to make it onto the interwebs.)
juliet: (Default)
Tasmania photos.

I am in Melbourne now - left Sydney Sunday night. Which is weird.

More photos

May. 7th, 2009 11:52 pm
juliet: (Default)
Photos of Darwin down to Melbourne. Mostly photos of Uluru, unsurprisingly. But also features lizards!

Bloody hell, I am *knackered*. Must go to bed forthwith. Have to get up early tomorrow to pack Cepheus-the-bike up into a box (poor Cepheus!), and then after the boxes are collected, I want to go down the beach, but will have to get a *bus* to do so. Horrors.
juliet: (Default)
Finally finished uploading my London-Australia photos.

(The new ones start here.)

This afternoon I have mostly been putting things into boxes, which is a traumatic process. The boxes (two teachests & Cepheus-the-bike) go tomorrow morning. I have the FEAR that I will end up with random extra bags to carry onto the boat when I realise on Sunday that I forgot to pack $important_thing (which will doubtless also be *heavy*).

Test packing of the rucksack reveals a) things fit!, and b) luggage is about 50% books & other paper, & 50% clothes. I may end up either abandoning, or posting home, books at San Francisco[0].

[0] The last time I was in San Francisco was when I was 21 and spent the Easter vac driving round the SW of the States (bless Oxford & its 6 wk vacations, even if the 8 wk terms are actually designed to generate insanity and overwork). As I didn't have to *carry* anything anywhere, due to having a car, I ended up buying enough books that I had to buy a bag to carry them home in. And then I forgot that I also had a bottle of vodka in the bag, which obviously broke on its way through baggage handling. Thus all my Arnistead Maupin books are slightly crinkled and vodka-ish.

Photos!

May. 3rd, 2009 10:37 pm
juliet: Sydney Harbour Bridge seen from the Opera House at night, with part of the Opera House  (sydney)
Finally getting around to uploading some photos, including ones from this week.

Sydney (including the view from my roof).

Mardi Gras.

Great Barrier Reef.
juliet: (Default)
Finally, more photos from Russia and Mongolia.
juliet: (Default)
Finally, more photos from Russia and Mongolia.

Birthday!

Jan. 17th, 2008 08:52 pm
juliet: (grownups)
Yesterday assorted lovely people came round for cocktails in black tie to celebrate my advancing age. There are photos! If anyone wants to offer fix the redeye on the two of me I would be v grateful (full-size version is available). Pete & Marna made very very nice food indeed, there was quite a lot of champagne (some in cocktail form) and cocktails, and much entertaining conversation. Everyone looked absolutely splendid; possibly because everyone is absolutely splendid. Awesomeness.

Today there has been tidying-up, and the discovery that the toilet (the ballcock valve broke last night) is not fixable & we are probably going to have to get a new one put in. For the moment we have an exciting new overflow-based water feature outside the front door.

So far I like being 30. Despite plumbing crisis.

ETA: Plumbing crisis temporarily fixed by inserting a pin in the very small valve hole from which the water emerges. Truly I am v butch. We will have to use the watering can for flushing purposes until an actual professional arrives. (I am a bit worried that the water pressure will suddenly expel the pin at high speed but I suppose it'll be no worse than the current situation.)

Birthday!

Jan. 17th, 2008 08:52 pm
juliet: (grownups)
Yesterday assorted lovely people came round for cocktails in black tie to celebrate my advancing age. There are photos! If anyone wants to offer fix the redeye on the two of me I would be v grateful (full-size version is available). Pete & Marna made very very nice food indeed, there was quite a lot of champagne (some in cocktail form) and cocktails, and much entertaining conversation. Everyone looked absolutely splendid; possibly because everyone is absolutely splendid. Awesomeness.

Today there has been tidying-up, and the discovery that the toilet (the ballcock valve broke last night) is not fixable & we are probably going to have to get a new one put in. For the moment we have an exciting new overflow-based water feature outside the front door.

So far I like being 30. Despite plumbing crisis.

ETA: Plumbing crisis temporarily fixed by inserting a pin in the very small valve hole from which the water emerges. Truly I am v butch. We will have to use the watering can for flushing purposes until an actual professional arrives. (I am a bit worried that the water pressure will suddenly expel the pin at high speed but I suppose it'll be no worse than the current situation.)
juliet: (waveform)
[livejournal.com profile] uon and I spent the weekend at the Waveform Project festival, and it was absolutely fantastic.

Writeup to follow, but here are some photos.

edit: doop's photos
juliet: (waveform)
[livejournal.com profile] uon and I spent the weekend at the Waveform Project festival, and it was absolutely fantastic.

Writeup to follow, but here are some photos.

edit: doop's photos
juliet: (audax)
The view from the top of Ditchling Beacon weekend before last. (There's a couple of other photos from that ride, as well.)
juliet: (audax)
The view from the top of Ditchling Beacon weekend before last. (There's a couple of other photos from that ride, as well.)
juliet: Home-made sign saying "Am I a tree yet?" (am I a tree yet?)
Glade photos! (finally...)

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