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Mikal Mast
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Wonderwool 2015 in Wales
Last weekend I visited Wonderwool (and Wales) for the first time. Wonderwool is an annual wool and natural fibre festival held at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells. We rented a remote cottage - surounded by sheep - outside Builth Wells with some fr...

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Knitting north to south
As you can tell from my blog posts , I love to travel. This is why I feel lucky to live in Europe, where countries are small and easily accessible, thanks to the European Union's free movement policy, and workers are given enough annual leave to be able to ...

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Le Tour Yorkshire
One of the world's most grueling sports competitions  has come to an end, and I'm remembering back to the exciting start of t'Tour de France that we attended in Leeds about a month ago. All of Yorkshire seemed to have gotten into the spirit of things, and e...

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Aveda and the Eden Project
My sister got me hooked on Aveda over ten years ago, with a wedding gift set of toiletry products. I have fine, frizzy hair, and Aveda's hair products are the only thing that can make me even nominally presentable, especially in humid weather. No Aveda hair...

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Public drinking fountains in Europe
Returning from another trip to the continent, I was reminded of one my my pet peeves in Britain - the lack of access to free drinking water. Now, before I get accused of being the ugly American expecting everything to be the same as in the US, I would like ...

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Gendered toys and German craftsmanship
These days you hear a lot about gendered toys . Pink for girls and blue for boys - with shops such as Boots colour coordinating the placement of toys on shelves to make it easier for shoppers. Boots has recently stopped this practice due to consumer pressur...

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Kaffe Fassett at the American Museum in Bath
The American Museum in Bath is hosting an exhibition of Kaffe Fassett textiles and designs until 2 November 2014. We took a trip down over the bank holiday weekend to check out the show and visit friends in the Bath area. The show, called the Colourful Worl...

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Kaffe Fassett at the American Museum in Bath
The American Museum in Bath is hosting an exhibition of Kaffe Fassett textiles and designs until 2 November 2014. We took a trip down over the bank holiday weekend to check out the show and visit friends in the Bath area. The show, called the Colourful Worl...

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Gardening on a Victorian dump site
My Cripley Meadow allotment is located on wasteland that was once a Victorian dump site. It has been used for allotments since 1891, and an environmental assessment was done in 1997, indicating that although there were slightly elevated levels of heavy meta...

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Branching out from knitting
Spring has fully sprung (although the temperatures have not risen as high as we would like), and I've been branching out from my sendentary winter pursuits (consisting primarily of knitting, knitting and more knitting). Now that the incessant rains of the p...
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