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A Titanic Love Affair, Horse Chestnut Husk Dye and Mordanting with Moses the Chemist


My titanic love affair has little to do with those 12 sprogs/pre-Olympian gods of Uranus, less still the ill-fated ship of that name. I’m in love with the oxalate of a mineral element,  Titanium Oxalate (C4O8Ti) which is a new … Continue reading

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NaBloPoMo XXVIII: It isn’t Over till the Fat Lady Sings


“It isn’t over till the fat lady sings”

I won’t get time to write tomorrow, so I’m doing it today. Tomorrow I have a singing lesson in the morning and then in the evening, a rehearsal for the concert on Saturday. In between, I’ll probably need to lie down … Anybody who thinks singing isn’t a physical activity, … wrong! I know, it isn’t over till the fat lady sings – there is this lingering image of sopranos as large ladies. Continue reading

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What I’ve Been Singing: Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock): Schubert


  I had a go at this in a lesson at about 9.30 in the morning. “Do you want to try something really challenging?” “Go on, then, … ” I responded.  (I need to learn how to say no). This … Continue reading

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