Author Archives: Tasting Flight

Book Review: Let Me In

If you’re in need of a good vampire novel, John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let Me In is dark, horrifying, and original. No sparkly vampire romances here! It’s gruesome and gross, the characters – and not just the vampires – do appalling things, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sewing: iPad mini Sleeve

My iPad mini arrived on Friday, all shiny and gleaming and futuristic.  But as with all electronic devices, I needed a case and scratch protection and and some kind of cute contraption to carry it around in and I needed … Continue reading

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The Sturm und Drung of the Star Trek Skant, or No, Really, I Can Make ANYTHING

So, the Star Trek skant. It is finished. I did wear it. I made one for my good friend Rori, and she wore hers.  We even endured about a million comments about how we were wearing the wrong color from … Continue reading

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The One I Tell About Being Away

Eleven years ago today, I was living in London on a student work visa. I had been away from home since mid-June, when I had set off on my great European adventure with my backpack, a Eurorail pass, and my … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sewing: Star Trek Skant Mock Up

I’m a bit of a geek. By which I mean I am a fully-fledged, card-carrying, Star Trek watching geek.  Ask me anything about Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, or Doctor Who, and I’ve probably got the right answer for … Continue reading

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Adventures in Sewing: Mum’s Mother’s Day Apron

I’m not going to go into a lot of detail about how I made the apron – I basically followed the pattern and advice from my instructor – but I learned some interesting new skills. 1. Making straps: Making straps … Continue reading

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Book Review: To Say Nothing of the Dog by Connie Willis

Five years ago, I started reading this book at the recommendation of an acquaintance, got about 150 pages in, and put it down out of lack of interest.  I don’t know why; it just wasn’t doing it for me.  Recently, … Continue reading

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