I wrote about names I like not that long ago and I'm doing some more thinking about them. Basically, Will mentioned to me, probably a few months ago now, that he'd like to name a son Phobos. I'd like a girl, or girls, I can give some gemstone-inspired names to, I'm sure I'd like a boy … Continue reading I can’t name a boy for the life of me
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
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!
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
This month has been very busy and exhausting. We've also all been a bit ill in a different way. I had a fever and some mad confusion, Will got a sore throat, my sister-in-law was sick and it looks like my mother-in-law might have got C. diff from work! So really not a smooth time … Continue reading Christmas catch-up
Hello everyone! I am officially, undeniably an adult, my 20's are behind me. It feels a bit weird but probably not a lot will change day-to-day. I got some super cool presents! Now that I have a sewing machine I definitely have no excuse not to sew up the holes and splits in various … Continue reading The one where Letti turns 30
Every reader must already know how obsessed with onomastics I am. I've had some more thoughts about it recently and I realised I don't think I've actually talked about our plans for children's names and whatnot. Originally I belonged to the school of thought that you should never reveal your intended baby names, for various … Continue reading Still obsessed with names
I decided to try my hand at another sandbox zoo, after the one I was originally working on started crashing. In my last zoo I was going to have all the animals of the world in different sections. However, I was still working on the Africa section when it stopped working. So, I decided to … Continue reading More from Planet Zoo
Believe it or not, my floorplanning obsession did not actually start with houses. While I have always wanted to build my own house, and I was stupidly small when I started scribbling designs, my first floorplan was actually a zoo! I did it on the back of a spare roll of lino and it was … Continue reading I’d love to run a zoo
In the morning we watched a film called 3-Headed Shark Attack because it was on telly and it was, uh, bad. Here are some more photos from recent times. https://www.instagram.com/p/B4Cmvfzhmkm/ Well it's nice that the party is out the way and I can decompress a bit. I drank enough … Continue reading Celebrating our first year of marriage!