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I am married to Spiderbaby and live in Banbury, Oxfordshire after eight years living in the USA and Sweden. I am working and training as a clinical scientist for the NHS in Oxford.


There are now over ten years of photographs on my blog! It all started with a photograph I took on the 1st of May 2004... It's been a wonderful journey, thank you all who have shared it with me, and made this blogging community one I keep coming back to!

Interesting things I read recently:

"Only one in five people born [in the UK] since 1975 believes in God".
Source: Prof David Voas, University of Essex

"For every dollar invested in the Human Genome project, $141 was returned to the US economy". Francis Collins, NIH
Source: New Scientist 27 July 2013.

I am Pavlovs_dog on PSN and would be happy to link up with Playstation-owning mobloggers : )

Too Much Information: The first album I ever bought was the Fraggle Rock soundtrack. Pretty cool, eh? I was only 16 : )





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Learned how to make bonsai at work last weekend! Poor things, it's quite cruel really.
1st Mar 2011, 18:32   | tags:,

Caine says:

It seems like it, but it's addictive. Back in SoCal, we did bonsai, had 50 something trees. I used to get free informal lessons from a bonsai master in Seal Beach, who owned the nursery where we bought our trees, pots and sundry supplies.

I loved all my trees, but my faves were an Elm which was 11 inches high and 43 years old and my Crepe Myrtle, which was 16 inches high and 26 inches across (branches & leave spread, not the trunk) and was 12 years old. The Crepe Myrtle I had from a tiny seedling. The Elm, of course, had most of its years on it before I acquired it, but we had it for close to 15 years.

Every time we went somewhere, we had to pack up all the trees and take them to the nursery in Seal Beach, they treesat for their customers, too.

We had to give them up when we left SoCal, and that was all kinds of heartbreak. If we had a greenhouse, I'd start all over again. One side of our house is perfect for them, shaded and cool - moss grows there like crazy. If I could set up a greenhouse there...

27th Mar 2011, 02:51

crickson says:

Well, so far one has died but the other two are doing well. Their new leaves are way smaller than the original ones.

26th Jun 2012, 08:20