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A Finn in England, doing lots of geeky stuff; drawing, writing and studying perfumery.
Interests: Perfume, perfumery, fragrance, cosmetics, writing, literature, books, science fiction, fantasy, technology, films, ghibli, art, illustration, gaming
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I've started a new blog at Wordpress and will be closing this one soon-ish. In a month or so, I imagine. Please bookmark the new one now and see you there! Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2013 at Tomorrow could be boring
I didn't know you were a Tolkie fan, Mira :)
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Despite my grumbles about the Hobbit being made into three films instead of one, we did go to see the first of the new trilogy today and enjoyed most of it. I'm assuming that readers of this blog will have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2012 at Tomorrow could be boring
I've been writing for Blogcritics since 2005 and although I haven't had the time to be particularly prolific, it's gratifying to be able to write about the topics I enjoy and review books that look interesting. My latest review, "Creative... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2012 at Tomorrow could be boring
Yeah, it's a good idea to have such a kit! :) I think it will be Evita issue 10. Also the local Lush Times (should be available in October or November in Finland). That's awful about! Would totally destroy a lot of blogs, especially photo blogs! Yikes. How does something like that even happen?
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I still colour code things in my diary. A red dot means "travel or out of office". In the last few months I've been in Poole, on Dorset fields, in Finland and in London more than I've been at home... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at Tomorrow could be boring
I've been doodling floral designs recently: I have the flower drawings in high res files on my computer and might do something clever with them one day. For now I just threw together a 'wallpaper' from them. Hand-drawn with Copic... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2011 at Pia's portfolio samples
There have been many library closures in the UK and North America recently. Meanwhile South Korea is opening new ones. What's going on? Are public libraries obsolete? I wrote an article about this topic at Blogcritics and would love it... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2011 at Tomorrow could be boring
Nukapai is now following philipbradley
Jul 30, 2011
Snap! Regarding the 'impression of mimosa' rather than actual mimosa. I tried this today and the smell on my skin is pleasant but not 'wow' (if I had a daughter I would buy this as her first perfume, perhaps). There is a very dominant synthetic note/accord that I'm trying hard to identify; caramelly-lactonic. My favourite mimosa fragrances are Summer by Kenzo (milky mimosa) and Mimosa Pour Moi. The trouble about mimosa absolute is that it's very expensive. I haven't smelled any fragrance recently that had a lot of it in.
This month I have been mostly smelling of roses and attending festivals. If you're interested in what happened in Turkey during the rose harvest, head on over here - and if you'd like to see my Hipstamatic snapshots from this... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2011 at Tomorrow could be boring
I had a really great time in Seoul - read about my trip here! There is something about Korea that seems to resonate with me; I can't put my finger on what it might be. I hope to go back... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2011 at Tomorrow could be boring
This week I'll be the Guest of Honour at a Korean 'Smelly Concert' - a recreation of London's Carnaby Street with a Lush theme. It would have been a better job for Mark or Simon but the former is on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at Tomorrow could be boring
Wow! Instant love. Thank you! :)
Toggle Commented Sep 6, 2010 on iamamiwhoami at FoolishPeople
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So you want to look like the Kellogg's Special K girl and frolic in a red swimsuit whilst friends ooh and aah at your new shape? Maybe you should put down that Kellogg's Special K. You'd be better off eating... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2010 at Tomorrow could be boring
Now I've got this Fawlty Towers-image in my head... :D
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I think it would have been less Monty Python if the GOH and his interviewer would have had an advance warning (at least it appeared from the audience that they didn't know what the heck was going on when the sweeping commenced...). Don't worry though - it just adds flavour to the experience! :D
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Dave: I know what it's like with all this - we start thinking 'where do I know them from?' or get otherwise distracted. I'll wave hi next time :) Sanna - we did seem to have an awfully synchronised schedule, right down to eating and the loos! :D Marjorie, thanks for your comment (your report was also really good). What kind of Smart do you drive?
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Just something I doodled a little while back: I've added it to the illustration portfolio today. :) Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2010 at Pia's portfolio samples
Thanks for your comment! You've just reminded me that I forgot to provide a link for the next one! (And Nik might end up breaking me out of my every-other-year habit :D ).
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Odyssey 2010, The 2010 Eastercon, 2 - 5 April 2010 Radisson Edwardian Hotel, Heathrow, London, UK If you have a greater than average urge to don a hat, waistcoat, beard or a ponytail (especially if all at once), you may... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2010 at Tomorrow could be boring
Nukapai is now following The Typepad Team
Mar 15, 2010
The good side of snow - you get to play in it. Last week when we were forced to dig out the car from what resembled an igloo, I continued getting myself wet and cold and made a snow Totoro.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2010 at Tomorrow could be boring
Can't.. find... stuff... that was never easy; just about got used to it, now it's even less intuitive. The design interface is awful. Can't find how to preview standard templates that you provide. Not to mention that there aren't enough semi-custom options for standard templates (you have to either have a very "blog circa 1999" template or go to the whole hog with completely custom code. This seems unhelpful too). I would be very happy with: - SIMPLE drop-down lists or other intuitive navigation around the whole site for users - More semi-custom template options without having to have a complex advanced template: 1) insert your own header colour and/or graphic, page background colour and/or graphic, sidebar colour and/or graphic, define typical simple .css colours for font, links and borders (even Twitter can manage this!) 2) add or remove widgets (and position them easily), 3) add or remove typelists (and position them easily on the blog page), 3) have the ability to automatically apply the blog style to the "about me" page, 4) have display options and positioning options for RSS feed, follow me on Twitter, calendar, archives, and other common blog elements.
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The comments feature has broken somewhat since switching to the new style: "Recent Comments" on the blog sidebar used to include the name of the commenter. That's now dropped off.
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