Sunday, 15 August 2010


On Sundays I volunteer at the Horniman Museum which is about a fifteen minute walk away. Most of the time I do the trolley, Wildlife Garden or the Nature Base where you mostly help children explore things there and so on. It's really lovely and cute. I'm temping at the moment, doing admin work with a government agency, but hope to get a museum job. I like working with children, plants and artefacts more than adult people.

The Nature Base:

The museum has a zoo licence because of their aquarium. They keep some harvest mice and bees in the Nature Base.

the harvest mice are sweet


Children love these bees. They're free to come and go via a little tube that leads to the gardens outside to collect pollen and so on, they come back to hive in the museum. Their hive is between two panels of glass.

The rest of the Nature Base is mostly taxidermised animals. The fox is always popular and a bit tatty now, the badger has held up much better. He has more bristly hair and isAdd Image a bit higher up where small children can't get to him quite so easily.

The other popular activity is colouring! Resulting in some very cute pictures:


SRL VS WLF: let the battle begin


I like to think of this as a more abstract representation, a sketch of the essence of what makes a sheep, rather than their corporeal form.


A 'Theodore'


A Fox


A Bee


Sometimes, mice aren't so cute. Sometimes they're a spooky face at your window.


A badger in all his sneaky glory.

It is also my birthday, I'm 25.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

Barcelona + Mama Bear

Went to Barcelona

and had tiny strawberries

and seafood.

It was my mama's birthday. I got together a little package of lovely things and also made her a bear:

I sew small animals. The best thing about them is that they're cute and forgiving. Wonky stitches add charm. That's what I think.

I got the bear pattern from The Cute Book and since then have made my own little animal patterns. I'm trying to learn crochet in order to eventually make amigurumi but it isn't as easy as straightforward sewing. There seems to be a technique I must accomplish before I can crochet a small ball with eyes, let alone a Moomin. It probably involves common sense and manual dexterity, neither of which I have.

But I have bought the book, and the crochet needles and pink ball of yarn, and I must persevere. There is an ultimate goal here of crocheting a small alternate universe. Possibly one that lives in the back of your closet, like Narnia but less creepy, or by your window like Bagpuss. A mundane yet magical world.

I went to a knitting and crafts meetup it was quite nice. I sewed a little giraffe but didn't finish it. They meet at the back of a cafe and knit.

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Hello World. We will not be assimilated.


Welcome to Fluidic Space. This is my blog about ordinary life things, like cooking and house things.


I live in London and am in my 20s. I'm married. I enjoy going on walks.

What is Fluidic Space

Fluidic Space is an alternate dimension composed of fluid organic matter. It's accessible through a quantum singularity. It is inhabited by Species 8472 (in title picture, leaning against the cup). It features in Star Trek Voyager.