How many books are too many?

If you had asked me that a couple of years ago, my answer would’ve been clear: there can never be too many books! Right now, however, I’m feeling slightly overwhelmed by the amount of books in my possession. When we moved into our apartment, Phil fulfilled one of my long-time wishes: a wall of bookcases.…

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Vienna here I come!

I’ll be heading to Vienna soon to do another round of archival work for my thesis! As always, I’m trying to make plans for activities when I leave the archive in the late afternoon/evening. From experience, it gets rather depressing just going from my hotel room to the archive and back again every day. This…

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Making Vegetable Stock Yourself

I’ve started making vegetable stock myself. Well, it’s more of a vegetable paste that you can use as stock! I got the recipe from Utopia, but since it’s in German I thought I’d show you how to do it. I slightly adapted the recipe by using lovage instead of garden cress and shallots instead of…

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The state of the Sage cardigan

Before posting about a smaller knitting project I’ve finished in the past week, I wanted to show you why I’m taking a break on making my Sage cardigan. It’s pretty simple: the cables on the front pieces don’t line up with each other. It’s difficult to photograph, but I think you can see the issue…

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Meet Marchesa.

Our household has a new member! We’ve been thinking about getting a little companion for Oscar for a couple months now. While he overall seemed happy with his situation, it’s obviously better for inside cats if there are two of them. Even more so because I might be at home with him most of the…

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Lamour Dress

I’ve been feeling uncomfortable in my body for … quite a while, actually. This is why I tend to sew wide garments lately instead of the pretty dresses that made me start sewing in the first place! While it’s okay to experiment with shape and form, or prioritize comfort over aesthetics, it’s more an unwillingness…

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