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No Fixed Abode, Home Counties, United Kingdom
I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

H is for Homemade - Trees, part 1

The first thing to do was clean the carpet strands, which were filthy, they'd had a ton of rotting leaves on top of them for several years, but being polyester or similar, the actual fabric is indestructible - except under long-term exposure to ultra-violet, but this was protected from that plastics-killer by the crap piled on top!

Then I went to look for trees...I found rose-clippings, which seem to be about right and will die to a nice mahogany tinged with green. I also cut a former for the hedge from a standard kitchen scouring pad.

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