Swirl Faucet by Simin Qiu » Yanko Design

A great design, it’ll be interesting to see the final result: http://www.yankodesign.com/2015/01/28/swirl-dip-splash/

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Citizen Kane – when a nurse turns racist | Stuartsorensen’s Blog


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Is the Future of Museums Really Online? | Big Think


“In a world where the future of seemingly everything is online, museums — those repositories of the past — seem to resist the internet’s full digital embrace. It’s a question that’s increasingly crossed my mind thanks to a series of unrelated stories that share two common questions — how do people use museums now and how will they in the future?”

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Not all those who wander…

Life not going the way you want? Don’t worry, you still have time.

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Arfordir Coastal Heritage Project

Here is a link to some of the work that I got up to whilst studying for my degree at Swansea University.

The link is for the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust‘s Arfordir Coastal Heritiage project. I was lucky enough to get involved in this project which aims to gain a better understanding of the coastal historical sites of Wales through surveying, recording, and even excavating them.  The project is important as the coastal sites are constantly changing and suffer from damage from environmental factors as well as other threats. Because of the ever changing landscape of many of the sites and the damage that occurs it is especially important to record as much as possible before they are permanently lost. The project enables further study into the heritage of the Welsh coast as well as engaging the wider public through its volunteering opportunities and it’s on-line presence for members of the public to read and discuss the project in their own time.

In 2011 I took part in a NAS Recording Session which I thoroughly enjoyed.

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Banana Muffins


I’ve been inundated with bananas recently so I’ve had the good fortune to be in a position to make some very tasty muffins. This recipe has been adapted from 1000 Recipes, Cupcakes and is delicious.


5 very ripe bananas
4oz soft light brown sugar
2 large eggs
½ cup sunflower oil
8oz plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda

Pre-heat the oven to 200ºc (180ºc fan).
In a bowl mash the bananas with a fork
Add the sugar, eggs, and oil then whisk together until combined.
Sift together the flour and bicarbonate of soda, fold into the wet mixture until just combined.
Divide equally into a muffin tray lined with paper cases and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until a wooden tooth pick comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and leave as long as you can to cool before devouring them.

I made 12 from this mix and typed the ingredients into the my fitness pal app, below is a breakdown of how the nutritional looks which should only be used as a guide.

240 calories
10.2g fat
1.3g saturated fat
32g carbohydrates
16.4g of which sugars
3.6g protein

I hope you enjoy them.

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Egyptolotgy Links

I’ve been clearing up my computer and have come across some great Egyptology links I thought I would share.

This is by no means an exhaustive list but should provide some interesting reading for all backgrounds in Egyptology.

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Running a university as a business | timetravellinginengland


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Food 101: Fruit Syrups

This is a handy little guide in how to make fruit syrup

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A Cynic’s Guide to the History Profession | The Social Historian


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