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  • How do you do?
    I'm Jamie; an incurably-curious, hopelessly-idealistic, vegetarian, polyglot-ish plant scientist at Cambridge. I spend too much time listening to music, wandering around the countryside, and eating apples.


    penchants: forest walks, benjamin britten, mediaeval history & literature, eastern philosophy, obscure tea blends, copperplate, twilight by the sea, quantum mechanics, thunderstorms, fruit trees, early music, dragonflies, postcards, underground railways, gardening, vapour trails, tiny art galleries, volcanic islands, moths, Virginia Woolf, gin cocktails, travel journals, mountain air, handwriting, continental cinema, bow ties, Lebanese food, historical linguistics, archery, all things Icelandic, & bitter-sweet lemonade.
    Thank you for stopping by; do say hello.
    Hinc lucem et pocula sacra.

    Hinc lucem et pocula sacra.

    Good grief, St Vincent was fantastic last night (and crazy and loud!). Were I inclined to recognise deities, Annie Clark would crown my personal pantheon. Nothing like being at a gig, but here’s a video of her doing her stuff on BBC television a couple of months ago.

    My first qRT-PCR with bromeliad templates was bizarrely and unexpectedly successful! Now for some gels and sequencing of end products.

    Going to see this lovely lady in Cambridge tonight. :)

    Going to see this lovely lady in Cambridge tonight. :)

    Here’s a curious thing: Dregeochloa pumila, the only succulent grass in the world.
Photo: ispot.org.za

    Here’s a curious thing: Dregeochloa pumila, the only succulent grass in the world.

    Photo: ispot.org.za

    Need a plan for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend. Suggestions?

    Both of my parents independently emailed me today asking me (kindly!) to think about taking away all of my stuff from my bedrooms at their respective houses. Believe me, that is a lot of stuff. I may have to give some of it away…

    Liam Byrne- Two Corants for Lyra Viol by Alfonso Ferrabosco II.

    Aechmea ‘Red Flamingo’. I’m not usually into ornamental cvs, but I’d make an exception for this.
Photo: Maureen Green (NZ bromeliad grower).

    Aechmea ‘Red Flamingo’. I’m not usually into ornamental cvs, but I’d make an exception for this.

    Photo: Maureen Green (NZ bromeliad grower).

    An old milestone on the road between Moorhouse and Oxted.

    An old milestone on the road between Moorhouse and Oxted.