Polymath Enthusiasms

Odds & (Week)ends #25

All the Plans

The Technician has some time off in July so I’m making plans to wallow in a bit of culture. I’m hoping to take a day to see Raqib Shaw’s Reinventing the Old Masters at the Modern One, Rembrandt Britain’s Discovery of the Master at the National Gallery, and the Victoria Crowe exhibition at the Portrait Gallery. I recently renewed my Friends membership with Scottish National Galleries, which means free entry to the Rembrandt exhibition, and a cheeky 10% discount in some of their cafes – I highly recommend the scones, even if you don’t fancy the art.

Meanwhile, in Glasgow, The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners & Dyers will be holding their National Exhibition at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute from 16-29th July. Getting over to see that will probably need to be coordinated with a ‘Tiny Tyrant-appropriate’ activity. We’re thinking Glasgow Science Centre, but if the weather stays this hot an outdoor option may be preferable.

From the Mailbag

The first of my Tits Out Collective purchases arrived this week. And the rest of my David Eddings books (pictured below). I’ve had all the dispatch orders for the Collective, and July’s Clan of Igors, so I’m expecting a bumper yarn mailbag post next week.

Odds and Sods

  • My cistus is flowering with abandon now I’ve moved it to a more sheltered spot.
  • I’ve totally lost control of Amazing Tales – the Tiny Tyrant is now DM-ing, and I found myself playing a knight whose skills consisted of counting butterflies, and growing flowers. A knight who needed to fight a dragon….
  • I’ve finished The Belgariad and now I have a book hangover ☹️


Yet more of the Tetris puzzle that is fitting knitting, writing, housework, and childcare into days that don’t come with that blessed 3 hours of nursery time. 😥

Take care, and don’t let Monday get you down.


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