Monthly Archives: October 2010

Monday is Flax Day One

And no photos on my phone, only on the camera and no way to transfer them here. In short: Stephenie summarised the characteristics of bast fibres as a group, talked about the cultivation of flax (including the story of an … Continue reading

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Some of the fun

Lake Lawn is a maze of glassed-in corridors connecting residence blocks and various function centres. Having spent Friday learning the layout I knew where spinners were likely to congregate; I headed for the well-lit tables in the window alcoves by … Continue reading

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SOAR 2010: fun begins…

The view from the balcony at 0730 this morning. Breakfast was a cinnamon-pecan thing from Panera; while stuffing goody bags yesterday pm, someone mentioned there is a Walmart just ‘over there’, about 10 minutes walk. So I walked, out of … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning

The long day may have been worth it: I woke at the usual 0500 this morning and faffed around for an hour (the upstairs(!) tv(!) doesn’t work) before essaying my morning constitutional. It was dark. Lake Lodge has a lake: … Continue reading

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The road to SOAR 2010 II

Sitting at the departure gate for the flight to MKE I turned the phone on to check my email and noted the time: 2240. Given I lay half-awake in bed from about 0400, this feels like a very long day. … Continue reading

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The road to SOAR 2010

Started at 0734 today, as the road from our house led to the M25 and that led to Heathrow. As usual, allowing 30 minutes for delays meant fewer delays than usual; I spent about 2 hours in the airport time … Continue reading

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