Sights and stories of my time in the Weird City.
Castle Arcade, Cardiff by Steve Garrington
AYAYAY This is where my local Yugioh tournament is at
Troutmark Book and Comic Shop is also there and it’s awesome
Croeso i Gaerdydd turned 2 today!
A Valentine’s Day photo for those who love microscopy amongst other things. Feel free to use as a base and adapt it as you like but please try to credit the source (micromademacro) where possible. Cheers!
Oh, as for the more technical details… Unknown minerals and/or species throughout. The photograph was taken of a sample run through pollen analysis preparation including staining. If anybody can identify any of this, or wants to ask questions regarding possible identification, I’d love to hear from you.
And don’t forget! You can submit your own microscopy photos too!
Ive just seen your hats and I love them! you are amazing. you dont sell your patterns for private use do you?
My mum says thanks and she’s really happy with the compliments about the hats she makes.
With regards to patterns - she doesn’t actually use patterns to make these hats, it’s just straight out of her head. HOWEVER - if you want a pattern for a specific hat she has said she’d be willing to try to write up a pattern for it for private use. A single pattern would be between £3-5 depending on the complexity of the pattern and it might take some time to get it typed up as she’d have to write it from scratch.
Hope that helps - as I said, if there’s a specific pattern you would like just message me with a request and I can find out the details from my mum for you.
Actinoptychus senarius - Diatom found in clay sediment at Texel, Netherlands.
Not a radiation symbol, really.
I have a new tumblr blog! I have a hard drive and a likes page full of pictures taken through microscopes including stuff like pollen and plankton. If you like miniature life then have a look.
The things you see in Cardiff City Centre while wandering around are often a mix of wonderful and kind of terrifying (no points for guessing which photo shows which). You very rarely see the same people twice and because you never know what exactly is going to be there on any day it’s all the more brilliant when you do see something like the above.
(Apologies for the wonky photo - it’s the right way up on the initial post then goes skeewiff when I submit it. Any ideas on how to fix it?)
Showing off what my mum has been doing since her retirement. Knitting hats of as many different and weird kinds that me and my dad (seen as models here) can think of. She is also doing commissions now so, if you’re vaguely interested in having an animal sitting on or eating your head or a pop culture icon doing the same, give me a message here on tumblr or e-mail me and I’ll see what she can do regarding stuff like style (whether you want gloves attached for example), size (adult, child or baby), postage stuff (yes, international is fine) and price (mainly based on wool used and complexity so shark was £15 and dragon and Magikarp were £20 not including any postage and packing). There are plenty of other designs she’s done too (like dogs, badgers, pandas) and is fairly happy to attempt anything given a decent reference (she’s doing me a Gyarados hat/scarf now).
Commissions are on a first-come, first served basis at the moment so how long these things take to make (so far a week each on average) will be based on how many people ask for them at the moment.
So, message me at wierdcitysights or e-mail me at email@example.com and get a fantastically weird hat!
How many places in this world have shrines (officially recognised by the local council too) to fictional characters? It really is a thing of wonder to go and see in Cardiff Bay.
This is one is my favourite places to chill out when I’m home. Miligi’s, Cardiff.
Ditto. I found this cafe/bar of wonder and delights on my 21st birthday cafe crawl. That was the day that Sci-fi society decided to relocate for very related reasons. It has the best hot chocolate I have EVER tasted, the music is this wonderful mix of stuff you’ve never heard of, there’s art all over the place because it’s run by art graduates who are also some of the most lovely girls on earth. Some of my best memories of Cardiff are in this place and I think it is truly good for the soul. Oh, Milgi how I miss you.