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Bath bricks

In a post earlier today I mentioned bath bricks, a product used from the beginning of the nineteenth century as a sort of scouring pad and metal cleaner. 487 more words

Bits And Pieces

Herb garden for the chooks

Good time in the garden today, all for the chooks this time.  Have been putting sage and rosemary in the nesting boxes lately to keep them calm specially now for the one that’s nesting and read that it was good for their health and mites etc.  76 more words


Iconic Banksy Street Art Reproduced in LEGO

Jeff Friesen in a series entitled Bricksy, recreates iconic artworks from the mysterious street-artist Banksy with LEGO bricks. He is behind new imaginative creations. Every mockup is represented with a vignette with the real painting.


The Chinese Way of Doing Things

Not long after we arrived, I wrote a blog post entitled Some Surprising Things.  The time has now come to revisit this theme, although as you’ve probably seen over the past months this is an everyday experience for me and the other non-Chinese that are over here.  763 more words

General Shanghai

Rock On!

And, no, I’m not talking about the song covered by Def Leppard in 2006 (although it was a pretty catchy tune at the time).  We are talking about rock on as in “rock on” the retaining wall, “rock on” the patio, “rock on” under the deck. 307 more words