Esta soy yo 😊 se me achica un ojo cuando me río y cuando me tomo selfies casi siempre aparece mi mano... Cuando era niña no me dejaban escalar, ni jugar a cosas más arriesgadas o alejarme mucho para investigar y si me ensuciaba me cambiaban de ropa inmediatamente y está bien. Fui hija única por varios años, primera nieta, primera sobrina, etc. Lo importante, es que ahora, a mis 35 años, sigo siendo igual de curiosa y teniendo el mismo impulso de sumergirme en la naturaleza, de investigar y descubrir nuevos lugres que cuando era niña, pero hoy sólo soy yo quién decide sobre mis acciones y la plenitud que siento al escucharme y al hacer lo que mi corazón dice es impagable ❤ Gracias mamá y papá por cuidarme tanto! Me encanta mi vida y me encanta quien soy ahora. Agradezco por todo... Incluso por lo no tan bueno que me ha tocado vivir, porque todo ha confabulado para construir la mujer que me gustar ser hoy... a mi ritmo... Con mis reglas 💜
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We got our stairs made out of old timber for some texture to contrast the bare white walls 🙂
They’re probably a bit rough for most people, but we really like them…what do you think 🤔
P.S. They need a good brush down as they’re thick with dust at the minute! 🙈
Final hand in for my MFA, and my final hand in for uni ever. While there is still preparation to go for the End of the Year Show (7th June folks 😉), that is basically me done. I have been released into the wild and there is no more hiding from the real world now 😂😭 2 years of this and 5 years in total at uni, it's going to be weird not having deadlines and having a uni lifestyle anymore...I can fix my sleeping pattern, will it even recover...no more being a night owl I'm going to be a new person 😂
As much as I liked creating work based around anxiety and The Shining, it will be really nice to be able to move onto other stuff....I might even try something light and upbeat for once 😂
For now, it's onwards to the next chapter in life wherever and whatever that is, only God knows and wherever that is my inks are coming with me 😁💕 It's goodbye uni life and art college for now tho👋🎨 Now into the wilderness I go....🤷♀️🚶♀️
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Thanks to Lisa @eduliswildfood 👍 for the 🆔 of these Agrocybe Rivulosa as they had me stumped. See my previous post for multiple pics to help identification... this is currently unknown for edibility and I'm not gonna be the guinea pig person 😏
Interesting as it's a very "new" mushroom... this is from the excellent First Nature website
"Unknown until 2003 and added to the British list in 2004, this fieldcap has since become fairly common in southern England, where its spread has been entirely due to the practice of mulching flowerbeds using wood chippings. (If it is ever given a common name, that might well have to be the 'Woodchip Fieldcap').
Many other fieldcaps are found on woodchip mulch, but the wrinkled cap of this mushroom is a great aid to its identification.
An increasingly frequent find in southern England and in Ireland but also recorded occasionally in Wales and Scotland, where it is most often seen on heaps or on deep layers of woodchip, the Wrinkled Fieldcap occurs also in parts of mainland Europe, notably in Holland where it was first recorded."
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Today was the culmination of over four years of research to discover where my great-great-grandfather Samuel Porter was from in Ireland. Today, I visited the farm located in the townland of Coolcreaghy where he was born in 1845, just a few miles south of Castlederg in County Tyrone in Northern Ireland. The current owner graciously opened up the old home, let us look at the farm buildings, taught us about cutting and collecting peat logs in the summer for a heat source in the winter, showed us how thick the home’s original walls were, and let us pet his newest calf. The Porter family lived on this farm from at least 1845 through 1929. It’s a day I will never forget. I like to think my ancestors looked down from heaven and smiled today. It may have even been them who held off the rain showers until after we’d left. ❤️
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…and we have lights!! 😃
The kitchen still has a long way to go, but a little more progress was made today as Scott from @epitomeliving was in to get all our lighting up and running and start programming in the lighting scenes! 💡
One of the issues with open plan living it that you usually have quite a few different lighting circuits eg. Spotlights in the ceiling, feature wall lights, pendants over the dining table/island etc. So if you want to be able to turn them on/off or dim them for different scenarios, then you have to have a bank of dimmer switches along your wall, which you then adjust individually.
One of the great things about the smart home system is that you can set up lighting scenes for your rooms, eg.one for cooking, dining, watching TV etc. and then just flick through them using one touch switch. 😎
I know, I know, it’s maybe a little gimmicky…but having now seen it in action, it’s actually incredibly practical! 🤓