I'm unwell at the moment and can't sleep at sensible times, so I spent hours on GEDmatch using loads of different tools. Every time I got a hit for an ethnic group, I highlighted (in purple) the modern country they are/were based in. This is the end result. You might have to open it … Continue reading I’ll definitely stop talking about DNA now
So this evening, I discovered a site called GEDmatch, which is considered quite prestigious and it's even used by law enforcement agencies. This might seem quite invasive to some people but I like the idea that it's easier to identify me because I uploaded my DNA somewhere. It's a really confusing tool because it's … Continue reading DNA strikes again!
Human heritages have always absolutely fascinated me and I've long sought answers about my own. Growing up I heard plenty of stories about Brittany (Breizh), France, Japan, Mandatory Palestine, even Bosnia. Japanese culture was actually very important to us at home, my parents were the ones to get me started on Japanese-language media. My dad … Continue reading The curious case of my DNA
The estate agents are really turning the screw about my disability equipment and the animals so the short version is that we're getting out of here asap. They've made the mistake of putting several blatantly illegal things in writing, as well as contradicting themselves in every which way possible (including the gem "Yes, our agent … Continue reading As usual I don’t know where I’m going to be
You were a tiny sausage-shaped angel and I truly miss you. I hope we can meet again one day.
We finally bought a second-hand car after my MIL's one packed up a while ago. I was going a bit spare not being able to leave the house for ages, so it came just in time. I had too much fun getting in there and going over everything with a disinfectant wipe. I have … Continue reading We have a car again!
I really don't know how it's come to this but I'm pretty sure the landlords and/or estate agents are trying to force us out. I can't remember how much detail I went into when the landlords came to visit us in December, but basically, they were pretty annoyed that the estate agents lied to … Continue reading No more renting
So obviously we've had no central heating for about a week now (it might be a week today actually but I'm not sure). Originally we were told it would be sorted by Saturday last week, this did not happen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTncKsqqltk The problem was some sort of valve that needed replacing because it had … Continue reading Our engineer hates us and I don’t know why
As always happens at the most inopportune of times, our central heating has packed up. Of course, it's winter, and it's really fucking cold. It turns out the problem is with a particular valve, the boiler would apparently fire up for a second when the boiler man held the valve down into a pipe, but … Continue reading Boil(er)ing point
Air raid sirens are one of my interests, probably started by the original Silent Hill game when I was a kid. I think I also just like things that cover a lot under brief symbolism. I like flags and they represent an entire landmass, people, language, and way of doing things in just one icon. … Continue reading Musings on Civil Defence sirens