Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Socks

I like knitting socks. I’ve got a whole drawer full of pairs I’ve made for myself, from plain ribbed ones to fancy designs,  and most of my family own at least one pair I’ve made for them. I’ve got masses … Continue reading

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If trees could talk

I walk past this tree every day on the way to my office. In the early morning the quad is quiet, with maybe a crow hopping across the grass or a cleaner scurrying about between the buildings. Later in the … Continue reading

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Daily Create 2018 Challenge

My June 2018 30-Day The Daily Create Challenge Art For the second year running I am taking part in the I am Talky Tina Certification in Creatorist Badge, so this page is to collect my daily Creates together and make … Continue reading

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Clematis

I cannot improve ‘pon the glory of these blooms Shining in the sun

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Postcard doodles

It’s been a busy month, and inevitably I’ve not done everything I planned to. But one thing that I have done over the last couple of weeks is to start doing my daily doodles on postcards. Of course, because I … Continue reading

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Academibot

Today’s Daily Create was inspired by a TED talk I watched the other day. Here’s my take on a useful robot 🙂 *Disclaimer – my job is really not this bad

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Postcard questions

Time flies, especially recently. But today I came home to find  a card from Kevin, and that prompted me to sort through my collection and write some to CLMOOC friends. Our theme this month is questions, and as I thought … Continue reading

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Be More Kind

A timely earworm for me this week as I am marking philosophy exam scripts. The lyrics are actually about our broken society, but the title of the song speaks to me as I try to decipher scrawly handwriting and make … Continue reading

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Shetland

Back from a quick weekend break to Shetland. The views from our hotel window in Lerwick was amazing:Niall spent a lot of time looking at divers and working out what they were: We didn’t see many Shetland ponies, but here … Continue reading

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Don’t kill the messenger

It’s no surprise to find that Jeremy Hunt is talking rubbish again this week. In a Guardian article we hear that he is proposing a universal social media limit for every child. Sound good? Maybe – except that there’s no … Continue reading

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