Author Archives: pjroberts

When I Daydream

My boyfriend, Joe O’Leary, is a very talented composer of piano music. I have made a video of him playing one of his compositions, ‘When I Daydream’.

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Chess Board I

I have been working on a chess board. I am making it using solid wood rather than marquetry, out of purpleheart (A.K.A, peltogyne) and a lighter softer wood. Purpleheart is an extremely dense wood from Central and South America, which … Continue reading

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MPs and Twitter

How keen are MPs of each political party to engage with social media? I thought this might be an interesting question to examine. I’ve been gathering some Twitter usage data over the last week, and realised I was able to … Continue reading

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Settlers of Catan

Our Settlers of Catan board has at some stage got damp, and the hexes have curled. This causes us no end of problems trying to get the board assembled without overlap, let alone when balancing roads on the gaps between … Continue reading

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Cambridge Botanic Gardens

We went to the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge today, giving me another chance to play with the macro lens. I found it to be amazing at portrait photography too! I think this is the best picture of Sarah that I’ve … Continue reading

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Macro

I’ve recently bought a macro lens (100mm prime, F2.8). I’ve been missing macro photography since I sold my old Sony Alpha and bought the Canon, so I was very excited when it arrived. It had its first outing in the … Continue reading

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House Sign II

The sign is now complete and is on the wall. It has been given a roof, three coats of wood preservative, and three coats of varnish. So hopefully it’ll survive the British weather.

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Making a Sign

We seem to have a recurring problem. Because our house has a name and not a number, visitors and delivery drivers struggle to find it. Therefore, I have been making a new large sign to put on the front. To … Continue reading

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Home for Easter II

Some more photographs from Easter.

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Home for Easter

This Easter I went to stay with my family and a couple of friends. We went to Ely for the day in beautiful weather.

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