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Episode 9: The Enemy Within

Listen here Intro Hello and welcome to Episode 9 of the Shinybees Podcast. A bit of a mixed barrel with a slightly odd theme running through it: Star Trek! I am not a secret Trekkie, I don’t even know that much about it, but I have been subjected to The Original Series in the weeks…

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Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2013

Image Details: “Writing Apparatus” by Kazarelth, via Flickr. The 4th annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is coming up next month, between the 22nd and 28th April. This is run by Mimi of the Eskimimimakes Blog, and involves Knitting and Crochet bloggers taking part in a week-long series of blogs, one per day, on a…

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Episode 4: Close Encounters

Image Details: ‘Close Encounter in Zimbabwe’ by hchalkley, via Flickr. Hello and Welcome to Episode 4 of the Shinybees Podcast: Close Encounters. A warm welcome to all new and returning listeners! This week is mostly about rhinos and cake. In the words of Aerosmith, “Just Push Play.” Listen here

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Episode 2: Stop. Bunny time!

Image Details: ‘The League of Shadow Bunnies’ by LexnGer, via Flickr. Hello and welcome one and all to episode 2 of the podcast: Stop. Bunny time! This week promises a lot of travel chatter as I have just been off on a road trip around Kwa-Zulu Natal, Swaziland and the Kruger National Park.

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Bunt-o-rama!

Image Details: ‘bunting’ by mrjamie, via Flickr. Bunting was originally a type of fabric, used since the 17th Century, used to make, amongst other things, signal flags for the Royal Navy. The term ‘bunting’ is also used to refer to a collection of flags, particularly those of a ship. In the last couple of years,…

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Getting Your Crafty Ducks in a Row

Image Details: ‘organized threads’ by jenni waterloo, via Flickr. I have an inbuilt hatred of being Too Organised. Despite my military background, which you would think would have forced me into being a bit more regimented after several years of loyal service to Queen and country, I find the whole concept of getting things organised…

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Day 6: Improving your Skill Set.

Image Details: ‘Skills Drop Off’ by squacco, via Flickr. Day 5 of Knitting and Crochet Blog Week brings the subject of improving your skill set to the table. As a knitter, I find that once you know a couple of basic stitches and how to cast on and off, you open up a whole world…

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K&C Blog Week: My Knitting or Crochet Hero

Image Details: ‘Arasaig + Heroes = this weekend’ by starshaped, via Flickr. So, day 3 of the Knitting and Crochet blog week and day 1 of my submissions. I find blogging a very organic thing that happens when I have something to say and usually the writing happens very easily. I must say, writing what…

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Wippin’ Piccadilly

Image Details: ‘Map of Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway System, Manchester Victoria Station’, by mrrobertwade (wadey), via Flickr. “Once upon a time, not too long go, we took a day out in Manchester, We all fall down, there’s not enough hours in our day.” On 13 April, 1998, Gomez’s ‘Bring it On’ was released. ‘Whippin’ Piccadilly’…

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Not so Extreme Makeover: Man-Cave to Craft Haven

Over the last couple of weeks, I have dedicated some time to sorting out the study. By ‘sorting out’, I mean completely changing its designated role from ‘ramshackle study-cum-mancave’ to ‘lovely crafty room of awesomeness’. I was aided and abetted in this feat of engineering by my dear and long-suffering husband (LSH), who, as you…

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