I finally upcycled some furniture! This wooden shelf has been our shoe rack for a while and we decided to sand it and paint it a nice shade of green, with a bit of blue. The gazebo was only up for about 5 days before we had a weird wind storm. Apparently there was … Continue reading Paint and sunburn
It's hard to get auditions for parts of any kind right now because nothing is filming, due to lockdown and everything. My jobs board on the agency site is sadly empty. We don't have live TV here because we can't get Virgin, and there's zero Freeview signal. Everyone here seems to have a satellite dish … Continue reading Acting bucket list
Not much is happening at the moment because we're all still stuck at home, save for food shopping and dog walking. But we've had a birthday, bathed the dogs, bathed a cat, and are generally getting used to this house. As much as I would have loved the space of sleeping on the 3rd floor, … Continue reading Continuing adventures in a 3-storey house
I feel like I've been gone for ages. A lot of life happened, we finally found a place to live, the virus pandemic got worse, there was a bit of a delay before we could move in, but we eventually managed it. We were initially told we wouldn't have internet until June, because nobody was … Continue reading We moved house again
https://open.spotify.com/track/3FY4wCXHbQe5S5jAFNbAXr?si=dJTP7bFATqCgQcnDnywM3w Are you hearing this all the time? Because I am. I got slagged-off on the grapevine the other week for advising people on Facebook to wash their hands and stay calm. Apparently this is "telling people what to do." I mean, regardless of what I type anywhere, you are still free to be … Continue reading Viruses are scary and that’s OK
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.