I received an email yesterday asking me a load of questions about Materials, and I thought I would post my answer for the world to see, on this page. Hope it helps someone, and if you have any more questions, send me an email!
For those who are wondering what went on in my life over the weekend:
I spent about two hours on Saturday setting up a small fish tank which now contains a puffer fish. This is seriously cool. I’m trying to downsize, and the plan is to sell my massive 150 litre tank which currently sits in the lounge (if anyone is interested, get in touch!) I was going to have only one tank running…but then I saw the little girl in the fish shop, all alone…. she is a Red Tailed Redeye Puffer and is rather fun to watch. They eat snails, which is fine as I have an infestation in my Endlers tank, so I have a readily available food source. I’m also close to negotiating a deal with the fish shop for free food if I give them some of my baby Endlers, which sell for £5 a pair.
I’m not some crazy fish-lady, honest! I haven’t named her yet. I want something grand, but fitting. I’ve had a few Shakespearian names mentioned – Ophelia springs to mind – but does anybody else have any ideas?
In other news, Tom’s sister came over for the weekend. We were going to go to Windsor, but for a few reasons didn’t make it – while Tom and Ellie were shopping, I worked on my design study, and made a chickpea curry on Saturday night. I will post this recipe at some point, cos it was delicious, dairy-free, vegetarian, vegan, safe for most religions…so if you ever need to cook something for a varied group of people, it’s perfect, and easy too! I didn’t get many photos – I did get one of their faces as they were watching something disgusting on a DVD, but for the sake of my head on my neck, I won’t post that one.
Mum's photo! Copyright Trish Berry, www.zambezi.com
Also, my mummy is famous! One of her photographs of a Forest Hog has been used on an endangered species website. I would never normally plagiarise a photo, but as it’s hers….
I have nothing much else to report. Work is a pain in the bum, and there is a lot of it. We are playing some hard music in Sinfonietta, that makes me feel like the last eight years of playing mean nothing because I can’t play any of it. I’m going to go swimming later to make me feel a bit less like a fat slob. I guess I’ll just have to stare at my fish for a few minutes a day to make myself feel better…
Edit: I found a broken link in my blog about birthdays at TGI, for a YouTube video. Shocker! Check it out, I’ve fixed it now.