Author: Siobhán

Internet troublemaker, consumer of red wine and chocolate.

Planting Season

So, planting season is upon us, at least for hardier plants and those to be grown indoors. As such, this years first planting of chillies went into a hydroponic propagator yesterday. Potting compost arrives later this week, and garlic should be into a regular propagator by the weekend.

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Water Woes – Part 2

Well, that was fast. They came and replaced the boiler already! There’s one in the loft now finishing up seals and the like as I type…

Colour me impressed!

Water Woes

It would seem that we have a leaking boiler in the loft. Of course, due to it’s location, the first we knew of it was marks on the ceiling under it, but by then the case had filled up and pipes were damaged. It can all be fixed, of course, though at a not insignificant cost (ouch), but it does mean that we’re going to be without hot water until it is. What fun!

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Lockdown Woes

Well, we’re two weeks into the Lockdown, and we’re still more or less healthy. At least, no signs of COVID-19, which right now is the most important thing. There is a lot of frustration though, with the inability to find essentials like flour for baking; there’s not been a bag in any of our local supermarkets in a month.

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Election Time!

Houses of Parliament

It’s that time again when the British people are subjected to an endless media barrage of propaganda, lies, smear campaigns, empty promises and images of politicians pretending to represent their constituencies. In other words, business as usual, or the lead up to a General Election. For some reason, we’re then meant to disregard the behaviours of our government since the last election and believe what they tell us now. Hrm…

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Bringing Home the Books

The continuing misadventures of Luorien the mage in Middle Earth.

It is early spring in the valley of Imladris, and a group of traders has just left, heading south to Gondor, when a message comes to the young mage Luorien to attend the library as soon as possible. Something is up!

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On the difficulties of low level role playing

Some History

I have been interested in role playing games since I was very young, having first encountered it when a friend found a book about D&D. A few of us set up a game based on it with some made-up rules and a lot of misunderstandings about how it was meant to work. Later we got an actual D&D game, learned how it was meant to go, and we went on from there. At school, a few years later I encountered AD&D and widened my experience, though didn’t see it as enough of an upgrade to warrant the spend on buying it. Later I bought or was given (I honestly don’t recall which) a MERP box set. That was amazing and so different. 

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