landscape with mandrake

Sometimes, I like to 'read my fortune' in my coffee grounds. This works best with the thick Turkish coffee, but if you let the silt in your mug settle and pour the liquid carefully away, little pictures appear. It often looks like a landscape to me, but a few weeks back I drew a sketch of what I saw.

Rick said 'it's a mandrake!', I had to look this up. It turns out to be quite a curious thing. So for the last few weeks I have been turning this little vision into something I can hang on the wall...


time off work is good for you

After Christmas I had an extra week off. So this is what I can get done when I don't have to report for duty at the museum!