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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.

    I’ve been spending a really lovely Mothering Sunday with my mum today. We met in Cambridge and went for a walk along the Backs, and then bought some cakes and pastries from Patisserie Valerie and drove back to her house. In the afternoon- in between many pots of tea- we tackled various jobs in her garden. It was so pleasant to be out among the spring flowers on such a warm day.

    (On a side note, the tradition of Mothering Sunday in Britain is distinct from that of the more recent invention of Mother’s Day in the U.S., and is quite interesting to read about.)

    6 months ago

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