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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. I will 'bite the hand that feeds' to remind it why it feeds.

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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