Dec 23, 2012


Chemistry in motion...

Nov 10, 2012

Shore thing

For me, beachcombing is an unfettered joy. Sometimes the flotsam (or jetsam) thrown upon the shores is a little unusual...


This find encouraged me to invent a narrative...I think someone on a boat reeled in a giant, thrashing, beast of a fish, spluttered in excitement and lost his/her dentures to the waves.

Aug 4, 2012

Nice dice

It may have escaped your attention, but the truth is I am a collector. Of what? Hmm, I find it hard to narrow my gaze. I like nice things, and dice are indisputably nice. Here are a few of my favourites. 
There's one particular die that I am especially fond of. I found this die in a pile of tacky jewellery in the op shop, sadly separated from its accompanying board game. 
That's right, a Famous Five * die! To state the bleeding obvious, there are six sides to a traditional die, so we have Julian, Dick and Anne, George and Timmy the doo-ooo-oooog....what's on the sixth side?
But of course, it's a mystery! Jolly good then! Gosh, what about these....
...they must relate to sport (probably soccer?), but are also a little open ended, with a distinct melancholy flavour. That makes them twice as nice.
*WARNING - that Famous Five link will lead you to truly the worst singing you are ever likely to hear. It may already be too late. The moral of this story is pay attention to the asterisk!

Jul 9, 2012

Science Rules

May 25, 2012

Go configure

The troublesome pseudoscience of physiognomy, as applied to women who prefer buns.

Feb 25, 2012

'A Striking Example of Marine Camouflage'

"The Zebra Striped British Transport Osterley, as she appeared in New York Harbour, decked with flags in honor of the Armistice, Nov 11, 1918"
(c) Underwood & Underwood

Jan 26, 2012

Nature strip